Ever scroll through social media and find yourself longing for a similar picture-perfect slice of outdoor paradise of your own? As professional exterior carpenters and decking experts with an excellent track record of creating stunning outdoor living areas, we’ve helped many homeowners go from deck envy to garden bliss. The key is carefully considering your needs and injecting a dose of creativity into the design process.

Defining Your Dream Deck: The Foundation for Fun

When planning your dream decking consider these key questions:

  • Lifestyle Matters: Will you be hosting lively barbecues with family and friends? Or would you prefer a tranquil space for morning coffees and peaceful evenings under the stars? Understanding how you want to use the space will influence design decisions like size, layout, and any extras.
  • Location, Location, Location: Placement of your deck in relation to your home and existing landscaping matters. Do you want south-facing for plenty of light and sunshine, or east-facing for a lovely spot to enjoy morning tea and bird song? Do you need to consider shade options if your desired location receives full sun all day?
  • Budgeting for Beauty: Building a deck is an investment in your home and can add to its value. Be realistic about your budget and factor in the cost of materials, construction, and any additional features you might desire.

From Inspiration to Reality: Decking Design Ideas to Spark Your Imagination

Once you’ve envisioned your ideal deck, let’s explore some design ideas to bring your vision to life:

  • Multi-Level Magic: Creating different levels to your decking adds visual interest and allows you to define separate areas for specific purposes. For example, a raised dining area can flow seamlessly down to a lower-level area with a fire feature.
  • Built-In Boost: Built-in seating offers a space-saving and pleasant alternative to traditional furniture. Cosy built-in benches along the perimeter can offer seating for gatherings without cluttering up your decking space. You may even decide to incorporate storage compartments into the benches for added functionality, such as storing cushions in damp weather.
  • Pergolas and Gazebos: A Touch of Elegance: Either of these could add a touch of architectural atmosphere and flair that can double up as a shady area on your decking.
  • Fire Up the Fun: There’s something quite inviting about a crackling fire. Adding a fire pit or outdoor fireplace into your deck design can create a natural gathering spot for friends and family, perfect for cool evenings under the stars.
  • The Great Outdoors Kitchen: Who says all the cooking needs to happen indoors? Imagine barbequing up a feast on a built-in grill while your guests mingle and relax. Delicious!
  • Water Feature Wow Factor: The sound of trickling water adds a pleasant sense of tranquillity and serves as a delightful focal point. A small fountain or waterfall incorporated into your decking is another option you might consider.

Don’t forget the finishing touches!

Railings, lighting, and decorative accents for your decking can further personalise your outdoor space and elevate its functionality. How about decorative planters to match your decking?

From Inspiration to Reality: Turning Your Dream Decking into a Reality

Now that you’re armed with some design ideas, it’s time to translate inspiration into reality. Here are some key considerations:

The Power of Professionals: Building a deck requires expertise and attention to detail. While some homeowners might be handy enough to tackle a deck project themselves, hiring a professional deck builder offers several advantages:

  • Safety First: We have the experience and know-how to ensure your deck is constructed with safety in mind, using proper techniques and materials.
  • Expertise and Efficiency: Professionals such as MJ Kloss can navigate building codes, source materials at competitive prices, and complete the project efficiently.
  • Peace of Mind: Relax and enjoy the process knowing your dream deck is in the hands of skilled professionals.

Deck Envy Defeated: The Final Touches

We can help you transform your garden into an outdoor haven you’ll be proud of, one that reflects your personal style. Have a chat with us about your different design elements and materials and we will give our best advice so you can create a space that truly feels like an extension of your home.

Ready to make your decking dreams a reality?

Contact us today and let’s get started on creating your dream outdoor living space.