Enjoy your deck with friends and family – not the nosy neighbors’ quacking. There are many things that need to be considered when thinking about building a new deck, such as the deck design, the cost of building a deck and maintaining it, and how much privacy your deck will have. You’ll want to be able to enjoy yourself in your outdoor living space without having to worry about anything intruding upon your fun retreat.
When figuring out and comparing deck design ideas, think through which areas of your deck may be easily seen by others. If you are building a new maintenance free deck, UglyDeck.com’s team of Minneapolis deck builders can help you plan for privacy. If you cannot build your deck in a secluded area, however, there are several other options for adding more privacy to your deck area. These include:
Deck screens: Decorative screens can be purchased at many garden and home improvement stores. The screens add a nice decorative touch to any deck, and can also be easily moved or removed completely later if desired. With UglyDeck.com’s many deck railing styles, it will be easy to add a matching screen for a beautiful finish!
Shrubs, trees and tall potted plants: You can also opt to plant small trees or tall shrubs along the sides of your deck to improve privacy. As an alternative to planting, a less permanent solution is to utilize carefully placed potted plants that grow tall. These can be easily moved whenever and wherever you want.
Lattices and walls: Finally, you can add latticework or slotted walls to the sides of your deck. These don’t close the deck off completely, but still afford you a good bit of privacy. UglyDeck.com offers a wide range of accessories for your maintenance free deck, such as trellises and privacy walls.
For additional deck design ideas, such as deck railings or outdoor spiral staircases, visit the UglyDeck.com professionals at their Shakopee showroom. There, you can interact with the maintenance free decking materials firsthand to build your dream deck!