This summer saw many Petoskey-area homeowners reuniting with family and friends after a long time apart. The increase in outdoor entertaining has led to rising requests to update, expand, or create new outdoor living areas. With their warm, natural wood look and convenient versatility, decks are a popular choice for the perfect outdoor oasis. Thinking about adding or updating a deck of your own? Here are some steps to consider:
Step One: Set a Purpose
What do you want to do on your deck? Will it be mostly for relaxing and soaking in some sunshine by the lake or pool, or are you dreaming of hosting lavish outdoor dinner parties? Would you like to cook outside, watch TV, or sit by a cozy fire? Determining how you’ll actually use your new deck is the first step to loving your outdoor space.
Step Two: Choose a Location
Think about where you want your deck to be. Anything is possible! Your deck can be attached to your house, set back in your yard, wrapped around your entryway, poolside, or even on an upper level with a walkway to the lake. Can’t decide between two locations? We can build a deck that spans different areas or multiple levels of your home or property.
Step Three: Consider your Style
We build most of our decks with low-maintenance composite material so you can spend more time enjoying it rather than repairing it. The two brands we use – Deckerators® and Timbertech® – come in various colors and wood grain textures. Whether you’d like a dark mahogany look or light, weathered teak, we’ll help you find the style and material that works best for you.
Step Four: Call us to get started
It’s not too early to start planning for next spring or summer! In fact, with the delays our industry is facing, it’s recommended. Contact us today to make sure you get your dream deck in time to enjoy it all season.
We know that decks are mostly enjoyed seasonally in Northern Michigan. If cleaning, closing, and opening up your deck sounds tedious, let us handle the maintenance! We can power wash, bring in/ take out furniture, do repairs, and more with our property management services. Click here to learn more.