If you have a deck already, you may fall into the category of dissatisfaction with it’s design. And if it is nearing the end of it’s life, this would be the time to have your contractor assist in re-designing the deck before demolition and construction of the replacement.
A good deck can capture a view, create a comfortable outdoor room, and add a feeling of spaciousness to your home by blurring the boundaries between inside and out.
Decks do not have to be monolithic rectangular “slabs”; they can be multi-level, and shaped to fit your preferences.
If you live in a rain-prone area, or need to provide shade, then having a roof built over part of the deck adds greatly to it’s usability.
Adding a built-in outdoor kitchen is another option that will make your backyard parties as much fun for you as for your guests. No more running back and forth to get things out of the kitchen!