While there is a great deal of importance in the function of your new Salt Lake deck, form is definitely the fun part. Gorgeous design is what will set your deck apart, making it yours, a place where you want to spend all of your outdoor living time. At Archadeck of Salt Lake, we are proud to offer you not only an extensive list of design options for each part of your deck, but a thorough design consultation process to guide you through the options to best fit your personal style and lifestyle.
There are so many small details to your deck design that we would never bombard you with them in the early stages of planning, however, having a general list of popular deck design ideas will give you a good jumpstart.
Parting Boards Parting boards are a great way to add an elegant design feature that replaces unsightly butt joints.
Picture Framing Picture framing on decks gives your deck a lovely accent around the exterior edges while affording you the opportunity to include an accent color to your composite decking design.
Diagonal Decking Pattern Most of today’s decks will feature decking boards run in a diagonal pattern versus the traditional straight pattern. This not only looks more modern but gives the deck added strength.
Multiple Decking Patterns When creating multi-level decks, using different decking patterns or running boards in different directions in each space creates a visual cue to separate the spaces. This is especially valuable to avoid trips when transitioning from one level to the other.
Numerous Decking Materials or Colors In today’s composite decking world, a great deal of design flair can be added by using multiple colors of decking in various patterns. You can also mix and match materials between composite decking, wood, and hardwoods for further customization.
Decorative Post Caps An easy way to add a bit of elegance to your deck is using decorative post caps. They can be wood, composite or vinyl and can even include deck lighting. With a variety of choices, you are sure to find one that fits your style.
Deck Lights A deck with proper deck lighting is a site to behold as the sun falls behind the mountain peaks. But more importantly, deck lighting ensures your deck is functional and safe after sunset, allowing you to spend more time in your new space.
Stair Design There are many considerations when choosing your deck stair design. From placement to shape and materials, it is more complicated than you might think. Depending on the height of your deck you may choose wide shallow stairs for extra seating while entertaining. You may choose a simple, functional set of wood stairs or a grand flared corner staircase. You may even need two sets of stairs to make your yard more accessible.
Deck Railing Design Deck railings are one of the most difficult choices to make due strictly to the variety of options. Traditional wood railings are still popular, but composite railings, aluminum railings, and cable railings are growing in popularity. If your entire deck is composite, choosing a low-maintenance railing is a sensible choice. Composite can look more traditional whereas aluminum and cable can give you a very modern look. Once you choose your material, color is the next choice. Black is most popular as it keeps your view unobstructed to the yard, but white can be a classic choice for that white picket fence feeling. While a traditional look can be achieved by matching the railing to the color of the decking.
Curved Edges & Inlays One of the coolest benefits of composite decking is the added design options we gain with the flexibility of the product. We can heat and bend boards to create one-of-a-kind curved edges and inlays to add a statement or focal point to your deck.
Building a new Salt Lake deck is a fun and exciting time. With many choices to be made, we understand that even this broad overview can feel overwhelming. If you’re ready to get started, call today. 801.683.2355
At Archadeck of Salt Lake we’ll work closely with you to learn your lifestyle needs and design style to create a space that fits all of your dreams while looking great with your home’s architectural features. None of the decisions need to be made alone; our experts will help you ever step of the way. We look forward to working with you.