A deck is kind of like a second family room. It’s a space that everyone can enjoy. Tiny tots, furry friends and elegant elders all dig kicking back in a private, outdoor space.
Building a deck enhances your home’s resale value. More importantly, spending time on a deck enhances your family’s enjoyment quotient. Over the life a well-made deck, you’ll spend many happy hours reading, relaxing, barbecuing and entertaining.
If you’ve had a yen for a new deck, now is a great time to build. Today’s decks come in all shapes and sizes.
Keep it simple with a basic rectangle. Or get fancy with multiple levels, built-in seating, planters or an attached gazebo. Heck, some people even install mini-amusement parks with slides and jungle gyms.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve looked at outdoor designs, check out these three top trends in custom decks.
1. Low Maintenance Materials
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) decking is growing in popularity. When everything else is equal, many people prefer a low-maintenance alternative to wood. PVC decks provide that happy option.
Cascade Fence and Deck builds with Wolf PVC. Wolf decking stands up to years of wear and tear, and it doesn’t require yearly refinishing. If it gets dirty, sweep it off or spray it down.
PVC is great for people who want to install a hot tub on or near their deck. PVC is plastic, so it’s immune to rotting and water damage.
2. Custom Curves
PVC decking makes it easier to incorporate curves and circles into a design. Because the material is plastic, we can heat and bend the boards. This pliability opens up a world of possibilities.
Curved shapes can be used in designs within the deck. Choose an abstract shape worked in curved PVC board. Or dream up a geometric design based on a combination of circles and angles.
We can also make rounded wood decks. If you fancy a curvy cedar or ipe deck, we can cut and install the boards to achieve the desired shape.
A curved cedar deck often looks particularly nice in Zen-inspired landscapes. The natural material is in keeping with the Asian aesthetic, and cedar ages gracefully, melding with plants, ponds and rocks.
A curved deck, with it’s flowing lines, becomes an extension of your landscaping. Rounded, undulating shapes curve around trees, garden beds and sculptures.
3. Raising the Bar With Artistic Deck Rails
Deck railing has a practical function: it keeps people and things from toppling into the yard.
Deck rails also block wind, provide privacy and even fence in pets and kids. Beyond its usefulness, however, today’s rail materials are yet another way to give a deck a custom look.
We build rails from glass, steel, aluminium, wood and wire. Choose from pickets, cables, lattice and other designs.
If you’re building a cedar or synthetic deck, consider installing a rail made from a contrasting material. Wood and wrought iron is a classic look. PVC and aluminium look complement buildings with a modern design.
Made to Order Custom Decks for Washington and Oregon
Cascade Fence and Decks serves Vancouver, Washington and the surrounding area. We also build in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Contact us for more information about custom decks.