Choosing The Right Deck Design

Unlock Your Dream Outdoor Oasis with the Right Deck Design

Deck Design

When it comes to designing your deck, how you plan to use your deck is the primary factor in determining the right deck design for your project. Do you entertain often, what is the size of your back yard, what are you planning on using the space for? A deck should not only be big enough to accommodate guests but should also incorporate all the accessories you intend to have for outdoor entertainment. 

The average size of a deck ranges between 300 and 400 square feet depending on the yard. Although some have the space available for a wrap around deck or multi-level decks closer to 1200-1600 square feet. Different people have different styles and preferences when choosing the shape of their deck. It requires a lot of skill and creativity when designing the shape of your deck to fit into the available space. Plenty of space gives you more abilities to design how you want your deck to look like. When you partner with Decked Out Builders, we will work closely with you to make sure you get everything you want out of your new deck. We can build simple decks, multi-level decks, pool decks and more.

A Look at Different Deck Design Types

Multi-level Decks

Create visual interest and maximize space with a multi-level deck design, incorporating different elevations, tiers, and platforms for seating, dining, and entertaining.

Wraparound Decks

Maximize space and functionality with built-in seating, benches, and planters that provide additional seating and storage while enhancing the beauty and versatility of your deck.

2nd Story Decks

Add style and safety to your deck with custom railings and balusters in a variety of materials, styles, and finishes, including wood, metal, glass, and composite options.

Pool Decks

Enhance the ambiance and usability of your deck with integrated lighting solutions, including overhead fixtures, post lights, stair lights, and accent lighting that illuminate your outdoor space and create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Curved Decks

Covered Decks

Getting The Most Out Of Your Deck Design

Whether you have a multi-level deck, a 2nd story deck, or a ground-level deck, we can help you choose the right deck design to enhance your home’s curb appeal and showcase your natural surroundings. We can make any feature of your deck shine, whether it is an integral functional component, or a showstopping fireplace, pool, or outdoor kitchen. The right deck design will elevate these features and turn them into the visual centerpiece of your outdoor living space.

You May Not Know Exactly What You Want – And That’s OK!

We can recommend the best layout concept based on your living needs, entertaining style, and family needs to guide you in the right direction as we collaborate on your deck design. There may be things we recommend that you’ve never considered, and once you see them on paper, you may fall in love with the concept. So, it’s always a great idea to keep an open mind as your dream deck creation comes to life.

We encourage open communication throughout the entire design process, and we’ll share our design plans with you until every last detail makes you smile!

Make The Needs Of Your Family Top Priority

Do you have small children, or perhaps elderly parents that live with you? When you’re designing your deck, you may need to take additional safety precautions or ensure the use of non-slip, low-maintenance composite materials on surfaces and stairs.

In addition, a sturdy deck railing can enhance your design while making safety a top priority, without taking away from the expansive feeling of your deck. We can make your railing into a beautiful statement piece – rather than just an afterthought that needs to be there. There are many deck designs to choose from, although the ultimate decision will likely be based on the structure of your outdoor space and the unique needs of your family.

Add Standout Features To Your Deck Design

Your deck design should complement your home’s interior, while also matching the overall tone and aesthetic of your home’s exterior. If you live on a lake with an amazing view, you will probably want a deck that flows seamlessly with an open concept for indoor/outdoor living, with an airy and bright feeling. If your home is nestled among a natural or garden-style setting, a wood deck with a matching wood railing will fit in perfectly. However, if your home has more of a modern or industrial style tone, you may want to choose a deck design enhanced by non-traditional elements, such as a stainless steel cable railing.

The sky is truly the limit when creating the deck of your dreams. You may want to incorporate an area for a garden or potted plants, a large seating area with a sunken fire pit, or enjoy extra shade from a pergola. At the end of the day, your custom deck design should make YOU happy.

The team at Decked Out Builders has creative and innovative deck design solutions to enhance your home and create a backyard oasis to enjoy for years to come.

Our Deck Building Process

At Decked Out Builders, we take pride in our meticulous installation process, ensuring your composite deck is built to last. Following these easy-to-understand steps ensures a smooth and efficient composite deck installation process. Our team’s expertise, attention to detail, use of proper spacing, consistent material quality, and high-quality tools ensure that your new deck will be a beautiful addition to your home, built to withstand the test of time.

Substructure & Flashing

Build the substructure, including the foundation, framing, and support posts. Proper substructure construction is essential for the structural integrity and longevity of your deck.

Protective Joist Tape

Applying protective joist tape to the top of the joists helps prevent moisture damage and wood rot, prolonging the life of your deck and ensuring its durability over time.

Decking Spacing and Hidden Fasteners

Decking boards are installed with proper spacing to allow for expansion and contraction and prevent warping or buckling. Hidden fasteners are used to secure the decking boards in place, providing a clean and seamless appearance.

Picture Frame & Breaker Boards

Picture frame and breaker boards are installed to add visual interest and define the perimeter of the deck. These decorative elements enhance the aesthetics of your deck and create a finished look.

Railing & Stairs

Railing systems and stairs are installed for safety and accessibility, providing a secure barrier around the perimeter of the deck and allowing easy access to and from the outdoor space.

Multi-Level Composite Deck

Deck Design Options

Size and Layout

The size and layout of your deck depend on factors such as available space, budget, and intended use. Whether you prefer a compact deck for intimate gatherings or a spacious deck for large-scale entertaining, the size and layout can be customized to suit your needs and lifestyle.

Shape and Configuration

Decks come in various shapes and configurations to complement your home’s architecture and landscape. Common shapes include rectangular, square, L-shaped, and multi-level designs, each offering unique advantages in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

Built-in Features

Built-in features such as benches, planters, pergolas, and fire tables can enhance the functionality and appeal of your deck, creating a customized outdoor retreat that reflects your style and preferences. These integrated features add convenience, comfort, and visual interest to your deck, transforming it into a multifunctional living space.

Decked Out Builders Promise

When it comes to elevating your home with a beautiful deck, we at Decked Out Builders take pride in offering comprehensive deck construction that bring families together in style and comfort. We are committed to bringing your deck vision to life.

Our experienced team of deck builders understands the significance of a well-built deck that complements your home’s architecture and meets local building codes to ensure structural integrity.

Custom Deck Design To Suit Your Unique Style

We understand that every homeowner has different tastes and preferences. That's why we work closely with you to design a deck that reflects your individual style, needs and complements your home's architecture. Whether you prefer classic elegance or modern simplicity, we'll create a custom solution that exceeds your expectations.

Meeting Building Codes and Obtaining Permits

Navigating the complexities of building codes and permits can be daunting. With Decked Out Builders, you can rest assured that your deck project will meet all regulatory requirements and obtain the necessary permits for construction. We handle it all, so you can focus on enjoying your new composite deck.

Built to Last a Lifetime

Your deck is an investment in your home, and we treat it as such.Quality is our top priority at Decked Out Builders. We use only the highest quality materials and to ensure that your deck is built to last a lifetime. From the foundation to the finishing touches, we take pride in our workmanship and stand behind the durability of our products.

Building it to Your Home Architecture

A deck should seamlessly integrate with your home's existing architecture, enhancing its aesthetic appeal and value. We take a collaborative approach to ensure that your composite deck complements the style and character of your home, creating a cohesive look that enhances your property's overall curb appeal.

Quality Materials

At Decked Out Builders, we believe that quality starts with the materials we use. That's why we use only the highest materials from trusted manufacturers to ensure the longevity and durability of your deck. We offer a wide range of options to suit your preferences and budget.

Key Components of a Deck

deck lighting
Deck Accent lighting
Composite Deck
Deck patterns & design
Deck skirting
Deck skirting & cladding
Deck Drainage
Deck Drainage
Glass Deck Railing
Deck Railing
Deck Stairs & Landings


Benefits of A Deck

Form and Function

Brands We Trust

At Decked Out Builders we work with the leading manufacturers of composite decking to provide our customers with the best products on the market. Some of the top brands we install include:

timbertech contractor

Customer Testimonials

We were extremely pleased with Decked Out Builders. Tony and Kristen were so easy to work with. Tony took his time to go over all samples and design options. His finished work speaks for itself. High quality work and impeccable service from them both.

Decked out builders did an amazing job on our deck extension. They were easy to work with and were very professional. Arrived early every day and cleaned up after every days work. We absolutely love our new deck and can’t wait for the summer to enjoy our new features. Highly recommend them.