Nobody likes a bland, unappealing deck. We’re all looking for ways to distinguish ourselves and our property. Well, if you’re ready for your deck to be the envy of the neighborhood, keep reading to discover ten ways to make your deck unique. 

Use an Alternative Decking Board Pattern

Most decks utilize a horizontal or vertical floorboard pattern. Instructing your contractor to lay the floorboards in a diagonal pattern or patchwork pattern is a cost-effective way to make your deck unique. 

Built-in Planters

Add some color and to your deck by incorporating built-in planters. These built-ins can also be a fun way to add some privacy to your deck.

Add Some Curves

Most decks only utilize straight lines. By including some curves into your deck design, you’ll add some flare to the overall design. One easy way to incorporate curves into a deck is by adding a curved bump-out to the front or side.

A Pergola

Pergolas are a beautiful way to make your deck look sophisticated. These structures can be bare, or they can be covered with vegetation. Pergolas are not only a beautiful addition to any deck but also a functional one since they offer shade.

String Lights

Lighting is always important. String lights are a great addition to nearly any deck. The sight of these lighting fixtures at night is unmatched and will help keep the festivities going well into the night. 

Privacy Fence

Don’t want your neighbors keeping an eye on you while using your deck? A privacy fence is a perfect solution. This unique feature will help block out noisy neighbors, unsightly views, and more, therefore leaving you with a more comfortable deck. 

Plan out “Rooms”

A lot of decks are one-level and open-spaced. However, those who plan on building a bigger deck can plan out “rooms” or designated areas. For example, a multi-leveled deck can have one level for entertainment and another level for lounging.  

Add a Cooking Area

Who doesn’t like eating outside when it’s warm? Bring the kitchen outside by adding a grill, a pizza oven, a refrigerator, or other kitchen elements to your deck. 

Add Built-in Seating

Built-in seating is another way to make a deck look unique. These functional built-ins allow the homeowner to add more personal touches. There are numerous designs, materials, and color choices that homeowners can use.

Add a Fire Pit

Unfortunately, the Mid-Atlantic region isn’t warm year-round. But, if your deck has a fire pit, you can enjoy your deck all year long. No two fire pits are the same. There are various designs and materials available that can make your fireplace look unique. 

Here to Build Your Unique Deck

North American Deck and Patio is a deck builder in Howard County, and we’re always standing by, ready to help homeowners build their dream deck. With fair prices and special financing options, we can build you a beautiful deck within your budget. 

Contact us today to request a FREE consultation. 

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Charles County Deck and Patio: La Plata (20646), Port Tobacco (20677), Rock Point (20682), Waldorf (20601, 20602, 20603)

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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