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Creating Unique Decks

Creating Unique Decks

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June 13, 2008

Just about every homeowner knows the importance of a good deck. These typically wooden structures are the cornerstone of outdoor living during the warm months for many families.  That doesn't even begin to cover the amazing parties you can host on these structures.  You can certainly decide to have a classic deck built onto your home with very little planning or preparation if you wish.  But decks have come a long way in regards to the new and innovative accessories you can add for a more unique look.  Here are a few of the ways you and your builder can make your family's deck really your own.

It certainly isn't uncommon to see decks built with only simple wood or composite planks and to have very little personality or uniqueness about them.  You have worked hard to make the rest of your house reflect your personality; you might as well do the same with your outdoor living space as well.  The railing is one of the easiest places to really allow your preferences shine through.  It's nothing with the various products out there to choose things like pipe rails and different post tops to add variety to the appearance of your deck.  Your builder or contractor shouldn't have any problem pointing you in the right direction on these products.


One of the most common types of decks is the ones that are attached to a two story home, with the entrance on the upper level.  This creates the need for the deck to have steps.  Every set of steps should have a baluster.  Another way you can make your deck reflect your home's décor is with a decorative baluster.  They are available in materials like wrought iron, glass, and aluminum with different finishes. 

For decks with a more creative look, you only have to look as far as the accessories you choose to add to it.  Everything from tile to varying wood stain shades can be used to make your deck really unique. 

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