deck size

What is the right size for your deck?

Outdoor living spaces are great additions to any home! Making sure you get the deck size right is an important part of the processes as well. A deck too large may take up too much yard and garden space, and a deck too small can lead to hosting challenges. This is why we recommend building decks that are less than 20 per cent the size of your home. This method allows for a seamless flow from home to outdoor living.

You may be wondering, how do I determine my deck size? Well… firstly, you should determine what the purpose of your deck is. If you plan on hosting outdoor events then perhaps consider a larger deck size. If you like to garden and just wanted a place to enjoy the view then a smaller deck is suitable. Regardless, the deck size you decide on should reflect your desires for your outdoor living space. The 20 per cent rule is only there for aesthetic purposes as this size typically looks the most pleasant from a external perspective. Nevertheless, this rule only serves as a benchmark, after all your deck should and will be designed your way yo meet your needs.

The Econo Decks team is more than happy to provide you with more tips about decking so please feel free to talk to us. Our goal is to encourage our customers to make the most of their decks. For more information about this process give Econo Decks a call at (403)-770-9277. While you are here, check out our community blog for more information!