Being the best custom Oakville deck builder means there is no one-size-fits-all or even one-size-fits-a-few deck design. With many factors being figured into our custom deck designs, there are endless combinations of size, shape, location, materials, and accessory additions that make each deck we build perfect for the homeowners who work closely with us to finalize that design. While many choices are made from start to finish to make a deck custom for you, what really makes each project special and unique is the amazing family who will enjoy the space for many years after the deck construction is complete.
So what goes into a custom deck design?
Basic Deck Design: Size & Shape
The size, shape, and basic style of a deck is decided using many considerations:
- Function: How will you use your deck? If entertaining large groups of family and friends is your goal, a large single level deck might meet your needs the best.
- Form: What are your preferences for style and maximizing views of the yard? Multi-level decks with black railings allow for better sight lines while a single level deck with white railings might meet your traditional style.
- Terrain: How do your home and property work together? Is the main living space of your home at ground level in front, but second story in the back? An elevated, multi-level deck is a great solution for a more functional and gentle transition to the backyard. Or maybe you’d prefer two large spaces with a single-level elevated deck and a large covered patio underneath.
- Stair Style & Placement: What access points do you need to make life easy? Some homeowners may need a staircase on both sides of their deck to easily access various parts of their property. Others may benefit best from a wide staircase coming straight off the back. We’ll help you figure out the right stairs to meet your lifestyle needs.
When it comes to deciding what materials to use, it is much more than choosing between wood and composite decking boards. If you choose composite, you have a variety of color choices. Once the decking is chosen, there are many styles, colors, and material options for railings and infill. Someone who loves modern design might choose glass infill for a clear view of the yard from anywhere on the deck or in the house, while a transitional house might look best with aluminum dark gray or black railings for a twist on the traditional with low-maintenance living.
Matching Form with Function
Adding the function to a beautiful deck can come with many optional accessories. Deck lighting in stair risers, under railings, and on post caps are a perfect choice for those who like to spend evenings under the stars. Adding built-in benches for extra seating is great for small to mid-size decks when you know you want to fit more people. Built-in planters give you a permanent place to stick blooming annuals. And a porch roof or pergola can give you the shade you might prefer during the sunny, hot summer months. Whatever your lifestyle needs are, we’ll make sure your beautiful custom deck not only meets those functions but looks good while doing it!
When it comes to Oakville custom deck building, each client presents us a unique opportunity to create something special with top-quality craftsmanship and years of outdoor living satisfaction to provide. We hope you’ll consider Archadeck of Oakville, Burlington, West Mississauga, and Milton when you’re ready to build or upgrade your Oakville deck. Start today with a design consultation by calling 877-263-0172.