Building a deck is a wonderful way to add a new, beautiful, usable space to your home. Like any addition or remodeling project, one of the most fun things about designing your new deck is personalizing it. Adding unique features to your deck can add style suited to your personal tastes. Today we’re going to go over some great ways to personalize your Atlanta Georgia deck with us at Leisure Time Decks.
Water features can be a great way to add a feeling of tranquility to your space. One great thing about water features is that they can be as simple and small as a drip fountain with a metal basin. If you are looking for something a bit more dramatic, there is the option of large, stunning waterfalls, ponds, or streams.
The only thing we warn our clients about when implementing water features is weight. Water, especially in the form of a waterfall or small pond, is heavy. Adding a very heavy feature to your deck can compromise the structural integrity if it isn’t properly installed and the deck reinforced to hold the added weight.
Another great way to enhance the aesthetics of your deck and make it functional year round is the addition of a fire feature. Fire features on your deck can be built in or stand-alone features, ranging from fully constructed beautiful stone fireplaces to simple metal containers. Fire features can make a great focal point that is also useful, they’re great for enjoying those clear winter days while staying warm or, for s’mores in the summertime.
Pergola or Arbor
Adding an arbor or pergola is a great way to add elegance and dramatic flair to your deck. An arbor is a great way to add shade to escape the hot sun without fully roofing your deck. Create a peaceful seating area with climbing vines and flowers for a natural shelter and a pop of color. You may even create individual outdoor rooms by implementing climbing plants to create living walls.
Add Functional Beauty to Your Home
Entertaining areas built into your deck are another feature that can encompass function and beauty. Grills are a great addition for barbequing, but basic setups can be added to transform your grill into a complete outdoor kitchen. You can do something as simple as a built in grill with storage spaces, or go all out with things like refrigerators, sinks, or brick ovens.
Outdoor kitchen areas are a great way to enjoy your love of the outdoors while still cooking delicious and nutritious meals for your family. Our goal at Leisure Time Decks is to help you create the perfect custom deck to fit the individual needs of your household. Your home, including your deck, should adapt to fit your changing lifestyle through each stage of life. Call us any time to request a consultation or a no obligation quote for your Atlanta area deck.