At UglyDeck.com, we believe that creating your dream deck comes down to the details. Your deck should reflect your needs, lifestyle, and preferences, and there are so many opportunities to incorporate deck details that’ll enhance your outdoor space making it truly an extension of your home.
Here are seven unique UglyDeck.com deck details to include in your deck designs:
Benches & Storage Boxes: It’s important to consider functionality when planning your deck designs. How do you picture utilizing the space? If you’re looking to entertain family and friends with summer cookouts and cozy fall get-togethers, it’s helpful to incorporate ample seating opportunities for you and your guests. With built-in benches, you can provide plenty of comfortable seating options by utilizing the decking structure, creating a truly cohesive look. When the party’s over, having an outdoor storage box to organize your hosting equipment, gardening tools, etc. provides right-there storage for those items you need regularly.
Planter Boxes & Trellises: Incorporating planter boxes and trellises into your deck plans adds to the overall aesthetic by giving you the opportunity to accentuate your space with vivid color and greenery. Planter boxes can also add to the functionality of the space by raising your herb, vegetable, and/or fruit garden(s) to a more comfortable height, saving your knees and back and allowing you to spend more time tending to your garden. For more privacy, consider adding a trellis wall, outfitted with some of your favorite vine plants for your own garden getaway.
Underdecking: Far too often, second-story decks create dead space beneath it. Many professional deck builders prioritize the second story space but neglect providing additional outdoor living opportunities below the deck. At UglyDeck.com, we love the challenge of giving our customers two cohesive yet unique spaces to relax and enjoy. With underdecking or underdeck ceilings, you can create a more-finished space below the deck for truly more bang for your buck.
Architectural Details on a Deck: There’s nothing worse than a deck that feels unfinished, and many times, this boils down to the little architectural details on a deck. Take your decking a step further with some architectural details that will show off your style and add intrigue and character. Here are some of our favorite architectural details to include in deck plans:
- Archways—Add some character between support posts with decorative archways that make the space feel more intentional.
- Columns & Pillars—No matter what type of decking you’re looking to create, you can add columns or pillars into the design for timeless appeal. From more modern pillars to classically romantic columns, you can infuse the space with your personal style.
- Post Trim & Post Caps—While considerably small details, post trim and post caps back big punches in your decking designs. By trimming the base of a post and incorporating a decorative post cap, you add more dimension to the lines of your decking materials, creating more visual interest and appeal, while simultaneously protecting these crucial connection areas to excessive exposure to moisture, etc.
Decorative Deck Railing Styles: Though deck railing serves as a safety feature for stability and fall protection, it can provide such an impact in your deck design. Instead of opting for a standard railing option, explore the possibilities of decorative outdoor railing styles, like the maintenance-free deck railing styles that we offer at UglyDeck.com. While they’re tough enough to withstand the harsh winters here in Minnesota, they are thoughtfully designed to accentuate your outdoor space, by showcasing surrounding views and adding your personality and style to your deck designs. Your deck railing covers quite a lot of area lining the perimeter of your deck; choose a decorative outdoor railing style that brings your unique vision to life! Here are some decorative railing styles to consider:
- Maintenance-free Powder-Coated Aluminum Railing—a variety of styles and colors to choose from to complement your home.
- Glass Railing—a modern way to showcase a great view.
- Cable Railing—an industrial, contemporary option for homeowners.
- Screen Rail—great for enclosing spaces for a bug-free retreat.
- Drink Rail—a fun feature for convenient entertaining.
Outdoor Lighting: Adding lighting accessories to your outdoor deck creates just as much functionality as it does ambiance. With post cap lights, accent lights, step or riser lights, and more, you can safely utilize your deck at any time of day. Whether you’re looking for subtle illumination for an intimate setting or enough light to brighten up nighttime gatherings, you can customize the outdoor lighting in your space to suit your unique needs.
Spiral Staircase: One of the best ways to enhance your outdoor living space is by including a spiral staircase into your design plans. Traditional deck staircases take up quite a lot of space, and oftentimes, they end up obstructing surrounding views. Outdoor spiral staircases, however, have a much smaller footprint, offering a space-saving solution for decks in need of stairs. With so many customizations, your spiral staircase will truly enhance your outdoor deck, adding style, functionality, and more space.
UglyDeck.com Offers a Customizable Deck-Building Experience
Eager to get started? The UglyDeck.com team is here to help you with all your deck-building needs. Whether you are looking to do it yourself or looking for help in installing your project, our Twin Cities deck builders are here to discuss your decking goals, recommend customizable maintenance-free decking materials, and help you to incorporate deck accessories that will meet your needs and compliment your home and style. At UglyDeck.com, we make it our mission to create a positive deck-building experience that’s tailored to your unique needs, space, and budget.
For more deck ideas, get inspiration from previous projects in our photo gallery, or browse the various decking materials we offer on our website! Head to one of our UglyDeck.com showrooms to get a hands-on feel for our maintenance-free products and discuss your plans and needs with one of our decking experts, so you can begin building your deck with confidence!
Contact us today to request a quote for your decking project or for more information on our decking materials and professional decking services. We’d be honored to help you create your dream deck where you and your family can create lasting memories!