What is the Importance of Quality Deck Design?

Created on: June 19th, 2019
Categories: Custom Decks, Deck Design, Decks
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What is the Importance of Quality Deck Design?

A deck is one of the most value-adding home improvement projects you can undertake. This is a prime space in a home where you can relax with the whole family, as well as entertain your guests. It is a place to bask in the sun, see the outdoors, and socialize. You can contemplate the beauty of the stars at night. But your deck experience is only as good as the way it has been designed. A poorly designed deck can be a source of trouble in costs and inconvenience.

Getting The Dimensions Right

Building a deck is not a simple matter of putting up a platform outdoors. It involves taking correct measurements, as well as selecting the right materials. Getting the measurements wrong could lead to overestimation of materials and wasted funds. Underestimating the budget will also mean that you run into a shortage of funds in the project.

Designing the deck with the dimensions in mind allows you to get creative with the space that’s available. If you have a small area for your deck, try adding low benches to open up some space. Larger decks can incorporate a fire pit or even an outdoor kitchen. Getting the dimensions right is a key step in the process of designing a quality deck.


The way your deck looks adds to the overall ambiance of the deck. A few tweaks here and there can make the deck feel luxurious. In a quality deck design, the colour and tone of the deck should complement the house.

The choice of materials for a deck makes a big impact on how the deck looks. A cedar wood deck gives the impression of a rustic country setting, while a vinyl deck is appropriate for a modern look.

Aesthetics also involves having the best views from the deck. What will your guests see from the deck? Is there privacy on the deck while maintaining a quality view? Good deck design helps balance all these considerations.

Support and Stability

A poorly designed deck shows in the way it leans and feels unstable. The design stage involves planning for the stability of the deck. If extra legs for support are required, they can be implemented without affecting the look of the deck.


From the deck design comes material and labour estimations. These estimations will help create an accurate budget, as well as the time needed for the deck. It becomes easier to balance what you need versus what you can afford.

Are you looking for a beautiful deck design? Mountain View Sun Decks are experts in quality deck design and construction. Contact us today for a free consultation and ask about our “don’t pay until the job is complete” policy.

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