Even though you may not like winter, you have to agree that it’s a great time to sit down with your planner and a pencil and write down everything you want to do in the new year. Where would you travel? Which new skills should you learn? In what ways can you improve your home? Speaking of home improvements, our Maryland deck builders are happy to offer you a few ideas for enhancing your backyard in 2016.

Build a Deck

It’s not at all surprising that we would suggest building a deck. After all, a deck is one of the most versatile structures you can build on your property. And in Maryland, you can use your deck to some extent almost year round. Relax on it in spring, host parties in summer, carve pumpkins in fall and grill tasty dinners in winter!

If you already have a deck, consider how you could improve it. Is it old and shaky and could use some reinforcements? Do you want to add a hot tub but not sure whether your deck will support it? Do you want to maximize the space and have your deck wrap around your house? There is a sea of possibilities and the final design will depend on what you want to do with your outdoor space.

Add a Patio

Don’t have enough room or funds for a deck? Start with a patio! With no stairs to climb and virtually zero maintenance, a patio is the perfect project for anyone who just wants more usable outdoor space. Keep in mind that you don’t have to build a patio right off your back door. You can pick a spot on your property where a patio will make the most sense. Don’t forget about all the things you can build into your patio, such as a fire pit, fireplace, seating, etc.

If you do decide to build a patio off your back door, consider a covered patio with a pitched or a canopy-style flat roof. The huge benefit of a covered patio is shade in the summer and rain/snow protection in fall and winter. Add some patio heaters or a fire pit and you’ll be all warm and cozy no matter the weather!

Add a Sunroom

Do you like the idea of being outdoorsy, but not necessarily like the bugs, the harsh sun and how the wind messes with your hair? Then you may enjoy a sunroom. This is a space with lots of windows spanning from floor to ceiling. Sometimes even the ceiling can be see-through to let in even more natural light. Many homeowners also opt to install screens on the outside to keep the insects away.

In summer, you can keep the windows open to let through a nice breeze. In winter, keep the windows shut and turn the heat on to enjoy the snowy landscape from the comfort of your home. If you have indoor cats, they will also love your new sunroom, which will offer them a 360-degree view of all the birds, squirrels and chipmunks. Love gardening? A sunroom is the perfect place to grow your indoor herb garden or replant your existing potted plants.

Do any of these ideas sound interesting? If so, we’ll be happy to implement them for you! Feel free to give us a call or contact us online to discuss these or other outdoor projects.

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

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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).

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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