4 Design Features to Optimize Your Deck

Are you looking for a great way to enhance the entertaining space in your New Jersey home? Adding a deck is the perfect way to add useable space while also improving the look and feel of your backyard. At Tom Madsen, LLC., we have experienced general contractors who can help you construct the perfect deck that you will enjoy for years to come. To further optimize your deck, check out these four design features we love to include.

Deck Design Features

1. A Roof

To get the most use out of your deck, it’s a good idea to include an element of coverage from the weather. You may not want to cover the entire deck with a roof, but adding a section where you and your guests can escape the hot summer sun or a warm spring rain is a great way to use your deck all year round.

2. Built-in Lighting

Built-in lighting makes your deck the perfect space for evening entertainment. Lighting can be incorporated into stairs, along the railing, or in the ceiling to create ambiance and make your deck a favorite gathering place for family and friends. Plus, your guests will have a much easier time navigating your deck if they can see where to step!

3. Privacy Fence

While you may like your neighbors, you probably don’t always want an audience while you’re enjoying your backyard. Incorporating a privacy fence or railing directly into the design of your deck creates a natural barrier between you and your neighbors. You can even use a fence to hide any eyesores in your backyard, block the wind, or provide more shade.

4. Built-in Planters

Finally, use your deck to display your plant collection with beautiful built-in planters. Plants will add splashes of color and natural beauty to your deck, and can even add more privacy if you choose not to incorporate a fence. You can build your own oasis with built-in planters, and your deck will feel all the more intimate and inviting.

To create a deck that will make a big impact on your Sussex, New Jersey home, contact the experts at Tom Madsen today at (973) 875-9716. We look forward to making your dreams a reality.