Have you finally decided that this year will be the year you build a deck for your home? Planning a deck build can be fun and exciting, but there are many things you need to consider. One thing you need to consider during your deck planning is how big you would like your deck to be. The most important thing that will determine the right deck size for your home, besides space, is its functionality. Keep reading to learn more.
Best Deck Size for Lounging
If you want to build a deck that is primarily used for lounging around and enjoying the great outdoors, you will want to build your deck around your lounging chairs. That means you want to build a deck that is large enough to comfortably accommodate your desired amount of chairs. The average chair will need about nine square feet or 3’x3’, and an extra 4 feet to accommodate legs. You will need to build a deck that is a minimum of nine feet wide and 4 feet deep to comfortably seat one person.
Best Deck Size for Dining
If you want to build a deck that will be primarily used for preparing and sharing food, you will likely need a slightly larger deck. That is because you need to accommodate chairs, tables, and kitchen fixtures if you are building an outdoor kitchen. You need to consider the size of the table you want, the type of seats you want, and the kind of kitchen fixtures you want. However, an ideal dining deck for a family of four is 16’ wide and 12’ deep.
Best Deck Size for Grilling
A deck can be a great designated place for barbecuing. That doesn’t necessarily mean you and your family will be regularly eating outside. You simply want a deck that will accommodate a grill. Since that is the case, you can get away with a smaller deck size. The absolute minimum deck size for grilling is 5’x4’. That gives you just enough room to step out the door and tend to the items on the grill.
Best Multipurpose Deck Size
For homeowners who want to use their decks for multiple kinds of activities, you will need a bigger deck. You will need a deck that is big enough to fit your yard but small enough to still be able to enjoy your yard. A deck that is around 16’ wide by 12’ deep will allow you to do exactly that.
Get Started on Your Deck
North American Deck and Patio is here to help you choose the right sized deck for your home. With over 25 years of experience, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners design and build their ideal decks. Get started on yours today by contacting us for a FREE consultation.