When the warmer weather hits each year, most of us look forward to spending more time outdoors, especially in our backyards. This year, we’re spending more time at home than ever before, and having a beautiful backyard deck and outdoor living space is essential on warm weather days. A comfortable deck and outdoor oasis can turn your backyard into a blissful retreat for your family to make the most of their time together at home.

At The Construction Group in Minnesota, our general contractor team has been transforming outdoor spaces in the Twin Cities region for more than three decades. We’ve drawn on our years of expertise to put together this guide to transforming your backyard with a perfect deck design.

Visualizing Your Outdoor Space

Now that most people are spending more time at home with their families, one of the best ways to spend it is outside in the backyard. Investing in your outdoor living space is more than just an investment in your home. It’s also an investment in your overall well-being.

When you think about your deck, don’t get stuck in conventional thinking. Consider the types of things your family loves to do outside and design a space that transforms your backyard into a vision where your favorite pastimes can be easily enjoyed. Create a list of your favorite ideas, and our construction team can work with you to incorporate them into your deck.

Here are a few things to consider when designing your outdoor retreat:

●        Whether you want to use your deck in more than one season

●        Whether you plan to use your deck during the daytime, evening, or both

●        How many people will be using your deck

Begin With Your Outdoor Dining Space

No matter how you plan to use your deck, there’s a fair chance you’ll be incorporating a grill or outdoor eating area into your outdoor living space. Well-designed dining and outdoor kitchen areas are essential if you plan to do any future entertaining. But even if it’s just you, having a welcoming space to cook and dine can make any evening magical.

Improve on the traditional grill-on-deck model by constructing a functional outdoor kitchen on your deck complete with bar seating for guests to watch you or a chef prepare meals. Add a bar for outdoor cocktails and a spacious outdoor dining zone, then connect your dining and cooking spaces with enchanting market lights strung overhead.

Here are a few more of our favorite outdoor living space ideas for your deck:

●        A custom fire pit for stoking conversation on cool summer evenings

●        A cozy daybed for relaxing with a good book or great company

●        Lots of bench seating for future parties

●        Roomy armchairs to kick back in while you watch the kids play

●        Terraced levels and round deck nooks to add architectural interest

●        Built-in planters and garden spaces

●        Built-in deck floor lighting

●        Covered decks and enclosed decks

Call The Construction Group for Your Minnesota Carpentry Contracting Services

Have you been dreaming of ways to create a cozier backyard living space? If spending more time at home has you thinking it’s time to upgrade your deck, give our carpentry contracting services pros a call.

We can help you create a backyard you’ll love spending all of your time in. Take advantage of the recent change in pace to get the ball rolling on a stunning new backdrop for your family to start making memories they’ll remember for a lifetime. Give us a call at 651-731-5857 or contact us online to get a free estimate on your deck project today.