Which Platform Deck Design Will You Go With?

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Which Platform Deck Design Will You Go With?

What better time to work on your outdoor project than in the summer? A platform deck is just the right home improvement project for the warm weather. You can start to enjoy using it as soon as it is complete. A platform deck is on the wish list of many homeowners. But you will hear many people conflicted on the kind of platform deck design they should install.

But first things first, what is a platform deck? This is a single level deck that’s usually extending from the back of the house to create space for relaxation and viewing the outdoors. This is as opposed to a free-standing deck, which is not attached to the house in any way.

There are different platform deck designs to pick from depending on the design and placement of your house:

Extension deck

This type of deck is done to extend the living space, allowing more space to sit outdoors while dining with family and friends. Or maybe you want extra space for relaxation while doing some outdoor grilling and enjoying the fresh air. This type of deck is attached to the house and appears as an extension of the living space.

Cascading deck

This type of deck is also called a multi-level deck. It is done when the space available is steeply sloped making it impossible to put up a single level deck. The deck is built on several levels that are connected by a stairway.

If you have ample space, installing a multi-level deck can add more value to your home by having an outdoor space that is multi-purpose. You can place outdoor loungers on the topmost level, a grilling area on the level below, and a fire pit on the lowest level. It adds versatility to your living space.

Floating deck

This type of deck can be detached and moved around your yard. If you have two distinct beautiful views from the house, you can move the deck from one spot to the other, depending on the view you want to enjoy. It is a place of quiet away from the house, but still on your property. It is also great for hosting loud guests in case those in the house do not wish to be disturbed.

Remember that you can turn your deck into a more usable space using add-ons. Adding a pergola gives shade for the hotter months, while a fire pit would make it great for outdoor relaxation in winter weather.

Whatever your selection might be, be sure to consult with our decking experts at Mountain View Sun Decks. Our team has decades of experience ensuring your dream deck is built properly. Contact our team today for a free consultation and ask us about our “don’t pay until the job is complete” policy.

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