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Ideas for Adding a Deck to Your Denver Landscaping Plan

May 11, 2016

If you’re thinking about remodeling your home, or just giving your outdoor landscaping a good makeover, you should consider adding a covered deck to your home. There are plenty of reasons people choose to add a covered deck to their homes. Any of the top Denver landscaping experts can work with you to plan the perfect deck for your home. Here are some ideas you may want to consider if you’re thinking about adding a deck to your home:
  1. Size
    How big would you like your deck to be? It may depend largely on the available space in your front yard, or it may be dependent on your ideal landscaping in your front yard. If you’re planning on having a lot of landscaping done all at once, it is a good idea to consult your professional landscaper about the ideal size for your yard. If you have a lot of available space, it is still important to let your landscaper know if you’re looking for a smaller, more quaint deck, or a large one where your whole family can hang out.
  2. Covering
    Fully covered decks have a lot of advantages - they keep the hot sun off of your face in the sweltering Denver summers, and they keep snow away from your front door and front windows in the cold winter months. If you do a fully covered deck, do you want it covered by wood, by some kind of roof tiling, or by wood? If you don’t want it fully covered, are you thinking about simple beams or a canopy?
  3. Material
    There are lots of materials that you can use for your deck, much like a pergola. Fiberglass, wood, and concrete are popular choices. If you’re thinking wood, what kind of wood would you like to use?
  4. Paint
    If you use structural fiberglass or wood, you can paint it a specific color. If you choose wood, you may want the color of the wood to stay as it is. If you’d like to paint it, you may choose to paint it the same color as your house, or a color that complements the color of your house. Consider this carefully before you contact a landscaping expert.
  5. Height
    Are you thinking you’d like your deck to be built directly on the ground? Or were you thinking about a slightly raised deck, with a nice staircase up to the deck, level with your front door? This may depend largely on the present structure of the front of your home. Your landscaper will be able to review your options if you’re unsure.
TIP: Thinking perhaps a pergola may be better for your specific needs? Read our article on Installing a Pergola in Your Denver Backyard.

While you consider these factors, build up an idea of your dream deck, and get in touch with us at My Landscaper. We’re the top Denver landscaping company, and we offer amazing services to homeowners that would like decks or pergolas. Contact us soon to discuss your idea and we’ll make it come to life!