A Deck is an Outdoor Living Room

The Omaha custom deck builder you hired just finished building your dream deck. Everything matches the design perfectly, and you couldn’t be happier. You thank your deck contractor, and now the fun begins. A deck is not just a deck – it’s an outdoor living space that can become as popular or more popular than your living room.

Get Some Fresh Air and Sun

One of the best things a deck will do for you is get you outside. It gives you an excuse to soak up some vitamin D and take in some fresh air.  Nothing revitalizes and energizes like getting out of the house and into the elements, even if just for a short period.

The Perfect Place to Entertain

When you have friends and family over a deck provides the perfect setting for entertaining. Everyone feels more energized outside, and the energy will fuel your gathering. The best conversations are had on a porch swing or patio chair. Entertaining in the open space of your deck eliminates claustrophobia and gives guests the open space to feel comfortable.  

Your Second Kitchen

There’s no better place for grilling, smoking or sautéing than your deck. Cooking in the outdoors eliminates smells in your home, and produces delicious meals everyone loves. From grilling steaks, burgers and kabobs to slow smoking a brisket your deck is the perfect second kitchen. Dessert? How about roasting some marshmallows using the fire pit? 

Let There Be Light!

Enjoying your deck doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Incorporate low voltage lights on your deck to enjoy it long into the night. You can add lights along the steps and railing, and even adjustable lighting to set the perfect mood.

Always the Right Temperature

If you get a little chilly, you don’t have to abandon your deck. The addition of a fire pit or patio heaters can keep you comfortable when the temps drop. Sitting in the warmth of a flickering fire and breathing the fresh cool outdoor air is the perfect setting for great conversation.

Make it Comfortable

Don’t forget the furniture! There are more options than lawn chairs when it comes to deck furniture. Outdoor wicker couches and chairs allow you to create a second living room in your backyard. You can even match the cushions to your house.

Start Enjoying Your Outdoor Living Room

There are so many things you can do for your custom deck to make it as cozy and get maximum use out of it. Your deck is a living space, make sure to maximize your enjoyment. If you have questions about how to best utilize your deck, or if you’re ready to start shopping for your deck give us a call today.

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Enhancing Custom Decks with Drainage Systems

Custom deck building is comprised of many components. From the materials, to the design to the aesthetics, our Omaha custom decking company builds decks that are durable and beautiful. Part of a deck’s durability and aesthetic appeal is related to deck drainage.

Deck drainage systems are ideal for raised decks for two main reasons. First, they deflect water by custom deck drainagecollecting it and driving it away from the home and foundation. Allowing air flow and ventilation is vital to the life of your home’s structure and of the deck. In addition, deck drainage systems will provide your Omaha home with more usable living space below the custom raised deck. It’s attractive and durable, and will help brighten the space below the deck – making it more usable and enjoyable.

At Decks, Decks and More Decks all our custom decks are built to the specific needs of your family, while taking into account safety, longevity and beauty. A deck drainage system will only add to the function and beauty of your custom deck.