Consider keeping it close to your kitchen to minimize long trips back and forth. Also allow plenty of room around your patio table for the chairs to pull out comfortably and think about a bump-out space for the grill – with plenty of clearance from the house.
Trex™ plays well with water, so it’s a great choice for a pool deck – plus our railings can handle the whole family’s wet towels. Just be sure to leave room for a few chaises and a clear path for cannon ball jumps into the pool. If you prefer hot tubs, they can be heavy, so it’s important that your deck’s foundation and framing are built to handle the load. And any yard with a pool requires a fence. Be sure to check local height requirements for fencing around pools.
Consider a multi-level deck to create zones for dining, lounging, or even a private space under a pergola. Using more than one decking colour also helps identify one area from another, while different railing colours and styles bring high design to safety. And make sure to plan some uninterrupted room for everything from pickup soccer to a moonlit conga line.
Trex™ low-maintenance products lend a peaceful, easy feeling to any outdoor oasis. But for decks designed exclusively with unwinding in mind, be sure to leave room for plenty of fully reclined lounge chairs a shade-enhancing Pergola and refreshment-friendly side tables. And to get even more from your space, consider adding a cocktail rail to the top of your deck’s perimeter or splinter-free benches built right in