Summertime is in full swing here, and in Minnesota that usually means we’re either out on a lake or enjoying the beautiful weather from our backyards. With sunshine on the menu in the weeks ahead, there’s no better time to start thinking about building an outdoor deck so you’ll have a perfect backyard hangout.

Whether your idea of a good time is cooking out or kicking back with a good book and a glass of pink lemonade, a deck gives you a place to relax in style. In this blog post from The Construction Group in Minnesota, we’ll share ideas for creating your perfect outdoor deck. Check out our suggestions and then give our home carpentry services a call to schedule your backyard project.

Create a List of Deck Goals

Like every good project, building a new deck should start with a vision. Think about how you like to spend time while you’re outside and what you plan to do with your deck. If you plan to entertain guests often and have large outdoor parties, you may want to build an outdoor cooking area or bar. Consider the type and amount of seating you want to have on your deck. A good general contractor can even design your deck with built-in storage and seating. Be sure to leave room for a hot tub or access to a pool if you plan to use one.

Here are a few choices you’ll need to make when designing your outdoor deck or patio:

●        Tile, cement, brick patio or wood deck

●        Stone textures and shapes

●        Wood grain and stain

Consider the Weather

Although you might think about your deck as a place you’ll hang out when it’s warm and sunny, it is possible to create a deck area that’s a little more flexible. By covering your deck, you can enjoy the outdoors longer on bright, sunny days and even relax outside with a cup of tea when it’s raining. You may also wish to plan space for your outdoor patio heaters or a fire pit.

Plan the Layout

Don’t be limited by conventional thinking when planning your new outdoor deck project. Consider the elevation of your deck. Do you plan to use levels to designate various sections for eating, storage, or a garden? Would you like to connect your deck to a master bedroom so you have a cozy little spot to step outside? To get ideas for your deck, check out architectural design magazines and home improvement sites. Share your ideas with a general contractor who can help you transform your vision into a reality.

Contact Our Twin Cities General Contractor for Your New Deck

If you’re ready to make the most out of your backyard, give our contractors at The Construction Group a call. We can help you repair your old deck or rebuild a new deck or patio where you can create an oasis in your backyard.

To get a free quote on general contractor services, call and speak with a member of our team today at 651-731-5857 or contact us on the web to share your ideas. There’s never been a better time to create a perfect backyard paradise.