There are many kinds of decks and porchesthat you can build for your dream log home. When you imagine your first warm night during spring, your first casual dinner with family and friends on your deck with candlelight, colorful tablecloth and beautiful pots with blooming flowers it certainly makes you feel great. You can simply make your dreams come true if you look into the matter a little more closely.
Deck building ideas are all over the net and you can take some of them into consideration for your new log home. Outdoor decks are usually attached to your home and are the most commonly built ones. The most convenient location for an outdoor deck is off the family room or kitchen. Destination decks are usually placed in a special place with a great view. It is never connected to the house and you may have to walk through a beautiful garden and winding path to get to it. This very idea can be a very lucrative one. Connector decks on the other hand are several decks of any shape or size connected to each other with pathways. An island-like deck is just a great stress-buster after a really tiresome day and that too with your family.
If the land and property that you own is not very large and at the same time if you are not expecting to entertain any huge number of guests then it is highly unlikely that you would need a huge deck. You should therefore try to keep it simple, but should never be afraid to add an angle or two to the deck design. Think of dividing the area into two sections - one for lounging where you get more sun and another section for dining and cooking.
Those plans and ideas that have been implemented before are the right choices for you of course. You should check out great deck building plans online of offline to get better yet simple ideas. Then you can of course consider using planters or flower pots with beautiful plants, overhead structures or trellis, benches and steps to create a transition between areas in the backyard. You can still create a certain landscape with shrubs and other low plants that would not require much do.
In order for you to decide on the deck you need to consider your budget first and foremost. You should have a general idea as to when you can start with your project and by when it will be over. You need to make a plan that includes all the details about your property like your exact property lines, the fences and gates. You ought to draw the location of your garage and driveway and the location of existing outdoor lighting; outdoor electrical outlets and outdoor faucets are to be considered. You should have a list of outdoor structures like dog kennels, sheds, gazebos, patio covers.
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