Redesigning your patio and pool deck can be exciting because it’s an opportunity to get all of the elements that you need and want in your outdoor space. When embarking on a redesign project there’s a lot to consider during all phases of construction, especially in the pre-planning stage.
One of the first things to consider is who will be accessing the patio and pool deck. This can help determine the style and size of your patio and pool deck. If you’re the only person who will be using the pool regularly, then there’s a lot less to consider. However, if you have family and kids that will also use the deck, you’ll want to think about space and durability. There are a wide range of patio and pool deck ideas that can satisfy any needs.
When you’re planning a patio and pool deck redesign, you’ll also want to make a list of activities you may use it for, such as exercise, relaxation, entertaining or cooking. A redesign provides an opportunity to ensure there’s room for all of these spaces. During the planning process, you can design the layout in a way that offers a designated area for different activities. There are a wide variety of options when it comes to the shape of your patio and pool deck. What you choose depends on your preference and the purpose for which it will be used.
A great designer can help you design a patio and pool deck that fits your unique needs. Even if you have a limited amount of space, different design elements can ensure your patio and pool deck is efficient and optimized to meet all of your needs, whether it’s for yourself, your family or for entertaining small or large groups. The great thing about adding a patio and pool deck is that you have an opportunity to significantly increase the value of your property. Your contractor can provide information about the kinds of decks that have the highest value.
During the planning phases, it’s important to consider how long you plan to stay in the property, and if your family is still growing. Think long-term. While you may only need to accommodate two people now, you should create a layout that will meet the needs of an expanding family. Planning for the future can save you time and money down the road.
Deciding on the surrounding landscape of your patio and pool deck might depend on the region where you live and what is already planted. Consider the beauty that already exists in your current landscape instead of starting from scratch. Avoid making any decisions about layout that might minimize the view or your scenery.
Make room on your patio and pool deck for other elements that are typical for entertaining. For instance, include space for patio furniture, a grill, cabanas, and possibly games. This is only limited by the amount of space that you have on your patio and pool deck.
All of the details we just covered are related to decisions that will be made in the pre-planning phase of your redesign project. You will want to ensure that you communicate clearly with an experienced designer about what you want, need and expect from the redesign. Your thoughtful consideration up front is much more likely to result in a patio and pool deck that you absolutely love for many years to come.