When building a deck and patio, many homeowners feel excited yet overwhelmed. There are so many options when it comes to design, materials, and repairs for decks and patios. It can be difficult to know where to start. If this sounds like you, and you want to know what to consider when building your ideal deck and patio combination, keep reading. 


When installing a deck and patio combination, you want to think about how each space will be used. Will your patio be used for grilling and entertaining while your deck is used for dining and relaxing? Determining how you will use your deck and patio combination will help you design and build them out. You’ll know what items must be in either space, how big or small each space needs to be, and the best materials to use for each space. 



Another important thing to keep in mind when building your deck and patio combination is how much it costs to build. Since you are building two outdoor living spaces, you can expect to invest quite a bit of money. The cost to build a deck and patio varies greatly depending on a variety of factors, such as materials, labor costs, location, and more. Before you start working with a deck builder in MD, be sure to shop around for quotes so you know approximately how much your project will cost. Then, work with a company that offers the most value, not necessarily the lowest price.



How would you like your deck and patio combination to look? Do you want them to match the house, match each other, or something completely different? There are so many different ways to design a deck and patio combination. You can go traditional and build a square deck and patio, or you can do a nontraditional design like a round deck and patio. What building materials are you thinking of using? Stone, wood, and composite are popular deck and patio materials homeowners choose. 


Deck or Patio First?

When decking and patios are combined, it can be difficult to know where to start. Should you start with your deck or patio first? The best way to decide which should be built first is to think about what you will use the space for and your budget. If you plan on using one of the spaces for entertaining, it may be a good idea to build it first. That way, it allows you to have all of your guests over before moving them to the patio area for dining. Another thing to keep in mind is your budget. Decking materials tend to be more expensive than patio materials, so if you’re on a tight budget, build the patio first.


Get Started with North American Deck and Patio 

When designing a deck and patio combination, there’s no better place to go than North American Deck and Patio. Our experienced deck and patio designers and builders can make recommendations and build out the deck and patio combination of your dreams.


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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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