How To Make Your Deck Look Customized

Construction & Contractors Blog

Having a deck built in your backyard is a great way to gather with friends and family year-round and enjoy your backyard or your surrounding views. The tricky thing about having a deck built though is that sometimes they all start to look the same, with the same stain, type of wood,  and railing. So, if you want a more custom look, how can you get it? This article will take a closer look at thee different things that you should consider. Ready to learn some more? If so, then read on. 

Add Custom Deck Railing

If you are going to see any part of your deck from a distance it's going to be the deck railing. Rather than going with a deck railing that looks like a bunch of 2x4's put together, why not go with something that looks a little bit more custom? For instance, you could have a deck railing made that looks beachy and have your deck person make a small design with it. Or, you could embrace a more modern aesthetic and add a custom metal railing to it instead. If you live somewhere that has a really big view, then you may want to do a deck railing that's made of glass so that you can see perfectly through it. 

Add a Pergola

Having a little bit of coverage over your deck will make all seasons a bit more enjoyable for you. For instance, if you have a pergola on top of your deck, it can make hot summer days a lot more comfortable and it can protect you from cold weather as well. One of the great things to know about pergolas is that you can have them made out of several different materials depending on your budget, including wood, vinyl, or even metal. 

Add a Unique Stain

If you have the same stain as everyone else in your neighborhood, then your deck isn't going to look unique. Did you know that you can have custom stains made especially for you? For instance, if you want a stain that looks like a light oak with a hint of gray in it, then you can have one of these made just for you. Speak with a local paint store and see which kinds of weatherproof stains that they can make for you and your new deck. 

Now that you know a few ways to make your deck look more custom, reach out to a decking professional near you today. 


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Adding a Man Cave to Your Home: Tips

I have always loved baseball, and when the world series arrives each year, I enjoy inviting my friends over to watch the games. As our family grew, it became difficult for all of our guests to fit in our living room. We decided that we needed a dedicated "man cave" in our home, but we didn't have an extra room to build it in. We thought long and hard about how we could add it, but we finally decided to turn our garage into the man cave and have a carport built onto our home to park our cars under. I have always been interested in learning more handy-work, so I enjoyed watching the contractors build both the man cave and car port. I thought I would start a blog to share what I learned during the building process to help other homeowners!