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How to Get the Most Out of Your Custom Deck

how to get the most out your custom deck

Extending your home’s square footage doesn’t require a demolition crew. Adding a custom deck has become commonplace in modern homebuilding, and for great reason. They give homeowners a chance to extend their living space in an affordable and functional way.

If you happen to reside in an area like Middle Tennessee, then a deck gives you a great excuse to get outside and take in some phenomenal weather during most of the year as well, and who wouldn’t love that?

There are numerous ways to turn your deck into a “functional oasis” that might result in you spending more time outdoors than you ever imagined.

Outdoor Kitchen

Barbecues are one of the best things about the spring. Enjoying some great food in pristine weather surrounded by friends and family – what’s not to love?

A custom deck complete with a grill, sink, and even a stove and oven is essential to throwing memorable cookouts all spring and summer long. With the right design and intuitive planning, you’ll find that you can bring everything you need outside to your deck, meaning you can maximize your time soaking up the amazing Middle Tennessee weather!

Fire Pit

Although Middle Tennessee experiences sweltering highs in the spring and summer months, there are still those cool nights to look forward to. A custom fire pit can extend the usefulness of your deck by providing a cozy place to gather and relax when the sun goes down.

Fire pits can also be used for cooking and capturing all the fun of camping in the comfort of your own backyard. S’mores, weenie roasts, and anything else you’d normally prepare around a campfire is all within reach with a backyard fire pit.

Built-In Seating

Have you ever offered to host a party then scrambled to gather as many chairs as possible for your guests? Have you ever gone to a barbecue and seen living room furniture being used as extra seating outside?

You can prevent this problem from plaguing your next gathering by incorporating built-in seating when you design your custom deck. Perimeter benches are very popular and can provide more than enough seating space for your group.

Accent Lighting

A very effective way to create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere with your deck is to provide accent lighting. When the sun drops below the horizon and a gorgeous night sky takes over, the last thing you want is bright and distracting lighting on your deck.

Subtle accent lighting, such as string lights or lanterns, are great at providing just enough light to your deck without taking away from the beauty of the outdoors. Some outdoor lighting options feature timers to make sure they don’t stay on all night long.

Add a Custom Deck to Your Home

The team at Holmes By Design will build you a unique and useful custom deck that increases the value and living space of your home. We will work with you through the design process to ensure your deck reflects your home and how you plan on using it.

Contact us today to get started.