Traditional Deck with a Curve
Our client had a master concept for their backyard already developed when they approached us with this project. As with any master plan it was just a concept with all the final details still needing to be worked out. This was our job in the design phase. They knew where the deck was going to go and which way the stairs were to point. Other than that we had a blank slate.
Wanting a more formal and traditional feel to match their style we kept the deck design fairly straight- forward. We did add a gentle curve on the front of the deck to create a bump-out bay that would be elegant and graceful. Completing the crisp look was an L-shaped staircase leading form the deck to the stone patio and yard.
This was one of those decks that was simple in design but all the details made it shine: adding the curve, the double border, trim, the right colors, and detailing. One thing our clients often don’t realize is that some of the most beautiful decks that we have ever built are a simple design with all the right details. This is actually a bit of a challenge to pull off but when we do the results are stunning.
As deck designers, it’s fun either way. If you are a minimalist and prefer a clean simple style, we are happy to jump on board. If you are after something that has never been done before, we are up for the challenge and ready to push the envelope.
That’s what is so gratifying about being in this field. No two clients are the same and every deck is unique to its setting, layout and style. Perhaps the most rewarding feeling for us is when we get families to un-plug and spend time outdoors. Those moments don’t come often enough in this fast-paced life we live, so for us, creating a gathering place outside is always a mission.
For our client, this deck accomplished its primary goal. It extended this family’s living space outside as well. Now they walk right out of the kitchen onto an outdoor dining/living room. When the evenings are pleasant, their family is living life outside.