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What Deck is Right for You?

It’s officially been cold long enough that we’re starting to dream of summer once again. Relaxing out on the deck… grilling on the deck… entertaining on the – wait, what’s that? You don’t have a deck yet!?

popular deck designs

Then this blog post is perfect for you. Today we’re going to dive into our 5 most popular deck designs to help you decide which one is best for you (and what to add to your list for Santa). 

Platform Deck

To put it simply, a platform deck is attached to the ground level floor of your home. Since it’s essentially resting on the ground, a platform deck doesn’t require too many supportive materials or railings, which makes them extra budget friendly. However, extra considerations for waterproofing must be made to protect from moisture damage. 

Raised Deck

If your first floor is above ground level, a raised deck may be right for you. A raised deck functions like an extension of your living space, just like a platform deck, but it requires railings for safety, as well as support beams to ensure that the raised deck stays raised!

Two-Story Decks

A two story deck is a great option if you want a connected outdoor space that gives you access to multiple floors of your home. While slightly more complicated to build, two story decks offer tons of extra outdoor space which can be great for entertaining.

Multi-Level Decks

A multi-level deck is a great option if you want to take advantage of a large outdoor space to create a diverse lounging experience. Multi-level decks can be broken up into different areas for relaxation, playtime, and even outdoor cooking!

Freestanding Deck

If you thought your deck needed to be attached directly to your home – you thought wrong! A freestanding deck is a great option for folks who are interested in an outdoor space, but may not have the optimal set-up for it to be directly connected to their home. The best part? You get to pick your favorite spot in the yard!

So what are you waiting for? Call the experts at Harmony Decking to get started on your free consultation today! Whether you choose one of these popular deck designs or something totally new, we will help you turn your backyard dream into a designer deck reality!

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