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6 Kid Friendly Maryland Deck Additions

March 16, 2017

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Looking to build a new deck but want to add a little excitement for your children? There are a wide variety of ways you can build a deck that will make it safer and more functional for kids. Here are some of the more popular kid friendly Maryland deck additions.

Kid Friendly Maryland Deck Additions

Park-Style Scope

Will your future deck be built in an area with a great view? Whether your deck backs up to the ocean or a large meadow—an outdoor viewing scope will be a great addition for your deck. If you’d like to install one of these viewing areas, be sure that you share this with your Maryland deck design company so they can build a custom viewing area in the optimal spot of your deck for you to install the viewing scope.

Bare-foot Safety

When it comes to our children’s feet, one of the biggest issues with older wooden decks are that they eventually become brittle and prone to splinters. Additionally, some decks can really get hot when baking in the sun all day. If you’re building a new deck, be sure to go with a decking material resistant to splintering and which dissipates heat better. There are newer decking options available in the industry which you should consider; be sure to discuss these with your Maryland deck builder during your consultation.

Kid Friendly Maryland Deck Additions

Built-In Slides

Kids love slides—but who doesn’t, right? If you’d like to make your new deck addition a kid-friendly play spot, have a built-in slide installed off the side of your new deck. This will add hours of play time and it’s a great way to take advantage of your new-found elevated deck area.

Go with a Professional

When it comes to decks, there are a lot of industry code standards which must be met to achieve an acceptable level of safety. If you’re choosing between a few different Maryland deck companies, pick the one with the most experience. Not only will your deck be up-to-code, but a more experienced Maryland deck company will be able to design a deck that is safer for your children without breaking the bank.

Versatile Swings

Swings are one of the most common add-on’s for decks. Be sure to consider longevity when it comes to installing any swing. Instead of installing swings which hold a limited weight, install an anchoring system which allows you to swap out swings as your kids get older. This will mean less holes in your deck’s structure and it will look better as well!

Vegetable Planters

Installing raised garden planters on your new deck will open up a lot of possibilities. It will help your kids to learn about nature safely on your deck, while also giving you the access of fresh vegetables and herbs for you garden. Talk with your local Maryland deck company and have them go over what types of garden planters they can build into your deck for you!

If you’re looking to build a kid-friendly deck in Maryland, get in touch with North American Deck and Patio, LLC today. North American Deck and Patio has over 25 years of experience and has transformed over 1,200 Maryland homes and backyards with their custom decks, patios, and fences. For a free consultation, give us a call at 866-535-1961 or fill out the form on our website today!

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