When it comes to building a deck, choosing the right style can be just as important as choosing the right materials. A deck is an extension of your home and a place to relax, entertain, and enjoy the outdoors. So, choosing a style that complements your home’s architecture and meets your specific needs is essential. Here are some factors to consider when deciding what style of deck is right for your house.



Consider the Architecture of Your Home

The architecture of your home can help determine the style of deck that will work best. A classic wooden deck with simple railings may be the best fit if you have a traditional-style home. On the other hand, if you have a modern home with clean lines, a deck with a sleek, contemporary design may be more appropriate. Look at the existing style of your home and try to match the deck design to create a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing look.


Determine the Function of Your Deck

Your deck’s style should also depend on how you plan to use it. If you’re looking for a space to entertain, you may want to consider a larger deck with multiple levels, built-in seating, and outdoor cooking features. If you plan to use your deck for relaxation, a smaller, more intimate space with comfortable seating and shade may be the way to go. Determine the primary function of your deck and choose a style that best supports that.


Decide on Your Budget

Your budget will also play a significant role in choosing a deck style. More elaborate designs and materials may cost more, so it’s essential to decide how much you’re willing to spend before you start planning. Remember to factor in any maintenance or upkeep costs as well, as different materials require different levels of care. Lastly, always budget emergency funds for your deck project because things don’t always go as planned, and you’ll want to have the money to get your project back on track.


Look for Inspiration

To help you narrow down your choices, look for inspiration from design magazines, websites, or social media. This can give you a better idea of your preferred styles and what would work well with your home’s architecture. You can also consult with a professional MD deck builder who can show you photos of their previous work.


Consider the Surrounding Environment

Take into account the environment surrounding your home. If you have a beautiful view, consider a design that takes advantage of and incorporates the landscape into your deck design. If you live in an area with harsh weather conditions, you’ll need to choose durable materials that can withstand the elements.


Start Designing with a Professional MD Deck Company

Choosing the right deck style for your house requires careful consideration of many factors, including your home’s architecture, your budget, and the intended function of your deck. The decking experts at North American Deck and Patio consider all these things and are committed to creating a deck plan you love. Afterward, our experienced deck builders will flawlessly build it for you. Contact us today to speak to one of our knowledgeable team members and to start designing your deck! 


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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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