As you look out at the snow and subsequent after affects of our recent cold snap…it may feel like Spring is never going to show up! Now is the ideal time to get your deck plans sorted. Start To Finish Construction in Kelowna wants to help you maximize your outdoor space. If you have been dreaming of an organized and efficient place to BBQ and catch some sun this year, your new deck can deliver. Daydreaming about which elements to incorporate can help you get organized now to be ready to go once the ground melts.
Determining how much money you intend to spend can drastically influence your choices of building materials and finishes. Are you pricing out a hardwood deck? Do you prefer one comprised of pressure treated wood? Have you considered composite decking material? Are you including a pergola or some type of roof portion or shade sail? Would you like a trellis and perimeter raised garden boxes for organic herbs and veggies? Are you creating a multi-level deck to maximize square footage and space? Will you be including new patio doors, French doors or new sliding glass doors? What is the stair situation like? Are you planning different heights and landings or a spiral staircase instead? Creating a wish list of your favourite deck designs can help you prioritize which features you are hoping to maintain and which ones you may be willing to part with to respect your budget.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Besides the square footage calculations, there are plenty of vital details to incorporate in order to make your deck the oasis you’ve been craving. Our blaring Okanagan sun requires superior shade calculations. Ensuring you are in control of the sun on your new deck will help you enjoy this exterior space any time of day or night. Don’t forget to consider installing perimeter lighting around your deck and garden pathways. Ideal for safety and providing the necessary illumination for home extra security, your solar or timer lights can be programmed to accompany those late night soirees. Ample seating and food preparation can be accomplished with a detail orientated outdoor kitchen. Keep the mess outside by installing a sink, second refrigerator and even a dishwasher!
Hot Tub, Pool, Cabana, Firepit
Does your deck end on cement blocks? Does it flourish out into a patio? Is it surrounded by grass and specific garden walkways leading to your essential yard stations? Creating a custom deck that fits with your existing yard layout and doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb is an essential part of the aesthetic considerations that go into planning the perfect deck. Start To Finish Construction in Kelowna specializes in helping clients customize every aspect of their deck space while making it blend in seamlessly with the natural flow of the property and the dwelling.
The type of materials you choose will directly influence how much time you spend cleaning, pressure-washing, treating and sealing your deck. While certain wood options may seem the most economical when compared to composite materials, you have to factor in the annual expenses and labour with stripping, sealing and staining your deck to counteract the sun damage. Our experienced team can help you take all of your options into consideration in order to determine the best deck to suit your taste and budget.
Your 2018 Deck Oasis Awaits
We look forward to helping you enjoy more of your outdoor space this year. Start To Finish Construction in Kelowna knows that a great deck renovation can completely transform your yard! Increase your property value and your living space with a creatively customized deck this year. Spend the remaining days of winter planning your new deck for a sensational spring kick off project!