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The decision is made - you are going to add a deck to your home! Yes! Now you head to the hardware store and just get started, right? Well, you could but maybe start by doing some planning and thinking about how the deck will be used, who will be using it, and the space where the deck is to be built. Once you consider the possibilities, you are ready to talk to your Calgary deck builder for professional guidance and planning.
Deciding the main purpose of your deck will help guide you as to how big the deck might be. If, for example cooking and eating are done on the same level, is there room for both? Room for only one activity could suggest a second level or ground level is needed. A deck can also be your entertaining area with couches, chairs and tables, or even a hot tub might reside. Maybe the hot tub is on a different level away from small children playing.
The internet is a wealth with information to help plan your deck. They all agree on these stages, however:
There are many examples of decks to consider. Before calling your deck builder review what you like in a deck plan. Some examples are available at:
Reviewing popular deck concepts will give you an idea of the possibilities when you go through the planning with your deck builder. You now have:
Your Calgary deck builder, Econo Decks, will assist with drawing up the plans and working with you to create the perfect deck.
Next stage - what materials will you choose for building? Man-made or natural wood?