A deck is more than just a place to keep your grill, it is an essential part of your outdoor living experience. To enhance this experience even further, you can invest in deck features that give you the finishing touches your deck needs to feel absolutely perfect. We may suggest some during our design consultation to ensure that you’re getting everything you want from your new deck. North American Deck and Patio has been providing expert decking and decking features throughout Maryland since 2007 in Howard County, Montgomery County, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel County.
You are not planning to use your deck only during the daytime, right? Many homeowners hang a lantern on the side of the house and call it a day. But at North American Deck & Patio we think that the selection of proper lighting options for your deck deserves more attention.
Nowadays, decks can be fitted with either solar or electrical lighting that can be placed anywhere you want. Solar lights can be embedded virtually anywhere, including steps, post caps, balusters, and even inside the decking. We’ll be happy to help you create the right night-time ambiance for your deck.
Decorative Posts and Post Caps
Deck posts and post caps are often overlooked during deck construction, but our Maryland deck builders like to pay attention to every little detail. Posts and caps are a good way to add style to your deck, making it different from the other decks in your neighborhood. There are different ways to customize your deck posts, from choosing a unique shape to applying stone post covers or adding a decorative post cap.
As you are working with your contractor on deck design, consider including some built-in features such as benches, planters, or storage nooks. If you have these elements in the design from the very beginning, your deck will look more finished at the end. Benches and planters made from the same materials as the rest of the deck become an extension of your deck and don’t make it look as busy.
Balusters are the poles that connect the top and bottom of deck railings. They mainly serve as a safety feature and prevent kids and animals from accidentally falling off the deck. However, they can also do a lot for the overall aesthetics of your deck. Rather than going with plain wooden or vinyl “sticks,” look into wrought iron and other metal balusters. They come in many different shapes and instantly add a touch of elegance to any deck.
Too close to the neighbors? No problem! There are a few privacy features you can incorporate into your deck to keep it hidden from unwanted attention. One such feature is a privacy wall that can be made with a trellis or semi-private fencing. The idea is to create a tasteful barrier that both looks great and creates a little more privacy for your backyard. Another way to achieve privacy is by building a pergola or gazebo on your deck. You can separate your space with a curtain at your leisure.
Interested in including any of these features into your deck design? Give us a call or contact online for a consultation!