Building a deck may seem like a rather simple home improvement project. But if you don’t build your deck correctly, it could become very dangerous. Here are five deck design ideas to make sure your deck is safe:
Deck Design: Multi-level decks can be very attractive, however keep in mind this deck design creates less, not more, usable deck space. Since the area around the step down can’t be used for furniture, you loose use at least two or three feet on each side of a step-down. To visualize the useable deck space and tryout efficient layouts, use a rope to outline the actual shape and size of the deck on the ground before construction. This can give you a good idea of how your furniture might fit inside the finished space.