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Deck Design Patterns to Consider

June 2, 2017

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When you first decide you want a new deck installed on your property, there are a lot of decisions you need to make. One aspect, which is commonly overlooked, is to figure out exactly what type of pattern you would like your deck boards to be in. Commonly, homeowners opt for the traditional deck design where boards are installed parallel to the house; here are a few more options to consider.

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Picture Frame Deck Design

The picture frame design is a pattern in which boards are installed on the border of your deck, much like the frame on a picture. This type of border is commonly two boards wide and will use a color which is different from, but also complements, the rest of the deck. Depending on the size and design of your deck, it’s possible to create a double picture frame deck design which allows you to visually split the deck in two.

Diagonal Decking Design

As opposed to running the deck boards parallel with your home, you can add visual interest to the new structure by running decking boards diagonally in comparison to your home. This diagonal deck design actually partners well with a picture frame deck design as it gives a gorgeous contrast to the rest of the deck.

Herringbone Deck Design

The herringbone deck design concept is one which builds off of the diagonal decking design and then takes it a step further. More commonly used in stone patios, a herringbone deck design is a great way to help set your deck’s design apart by alternating the direction your diagonal boards are laid.

Custom Inlays

To give your deck more character, also consider a custom inlay or ornamental pattern. Deck inlays can range from a simple circle pattern to much more elaborate shapes. This type of custom work is something you definitely want to consult with a licensed Maryland deck contractor about. When we start talking about custom deck work, you definitely want an experienced and licensed decking contractor building this structure for you.

For more help with deciding on what deck design you want, or to have one of the above decks built for you, get in touch with the professional Maryland deck builders at North American Deck and Patio, LLC. today! North American Deck and Patio, LLC. is one of the premier deck builders in Maryland with over 25 years of experience transforming over 1,200 homes. For more information, or to get a free consultation on your new deck’s design, give North American Deck and Patio, LLC. a call at 866-535-1961 or fill out the form on our website, today!

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