So You’re Ready to Build a Deck?

Whether you’re looking to take your outdoor space from basic to your new favorite hangout spot or just looking to revamp a little, building a deck is a great way to do so. There are many different types and features of decks, so gathering inspiration is step 1.

HGTV offers fun and innovative ideas for “out of the box decks” and numerous added touches. We like this custom deck with a cedar pergola and natural seating.

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Houzz is also a great inspiration tool for all things home, even allowing you to find local contractors for your project. Browse deck photos here.

Once you’ve found your inspiration, you will want to put together a plan to get the job done. Whether it’s calling in a professional for an estimate or scoping out the project yourself, plans are a necessity.

If you’re a DIY-er at heart, you might choose to take on the project yourself. Home Depot has a great set of guides to get you started.

For all the visual learners out there, Lowe’s has put together a series of videos on How to Build a Deck, from designing & planning to installing railings and skirting.

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Don’t forget about longterm maintenance of your new deck. Here are some great tips on cleaning and staining your deck.

Best of luck in your outdoor adventures!

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