Relaxing on Your New Deck in Ottawa is Closer Than You Think

Whether you are seeking solitude or a great place to entertain friends and family, adding a deck or extending an existing deck is a great way to enjoy the natural wonders of Ottawa and extend your home’s living space.  Adding a deck to your home becomes even more attractive, when you think of what that new deck can add to the value of your home in Ottawa.  According to SmartMoney magazine: “Installing a deck may be the most cost-efficient way to add square footage to your house, and of all the outdoor home improvements except painting, it may be the most reliable value. Deck additions generally recoup 85% of their value.”

Transforming dull patios, unused and overgrown spaces into your own personal Ottawa outdoor oasis, can happen in as little as a weekend for the average handy homeowner with the right tools, quality deck supplies in Ottawa, and a solid plan. To get started on building your new deck in Ottawa, you first need a plan.  Here are some thought-starters to get your creativity flowing and help you to formulate your deck plan.

Decide how you want to use your new deck

Consider the ways that you would most often like to enjoy your deck at your home in Ottawa. If it’s mostly for entertaining, how many people would you like to host comfortably on your new deck? Would you like a custom area for the BBQ? Grill only or full outdoor kitchen?

Choosing a location

The way that you want to utilize your deck, mixed with available space at your home in Ottawa, will help drive most of the decisions on where to build your new deck. Sun exposure is a key consideration when deciding deck placement. For example, if your Ottawa deck will be in Southern exposure with few trees, consider adding space in your plan for umbrellas in seating areas to offer a welcome respite on warmer summer days. Some other things to think about: music, lighting and carrying all that yummy food from the house to your new deck – all the things that make for an enjoyable Ottawa summer day with friends and family.

Size matters

Now that you have figured out how you are planning to use the deck, the location, and any additional requirements that your Ottawa yard may demand, then it’s time to layout the measurements that fit your needs and the chosen location. When you are considering what size your deck in Ottawa should be, remember that rarely, if ever do you hear of someone wishing they had a smaller deck.

Right Materials & Reputable Supplier

Once you have the use, location and size of your Ottawa deck decided, finding a reputable and knowledgeable supplier to guide you to the decking material that meets your requirements, considers the harsh Ottawa winters, your desired maintenance level, style and budget. The Fence & Deck Store has been a long trusted source for Ottawa homeowners looking for the best deck materials in Ottawa.

The Fence & Deck Store makes it easy for you to get started on building your dream deck by offering top quality deck supplies in Ottawa at remarkably affordable prices.

Call (613) 831-7236 today so we can get you out on your new deck to enjoy the summer sun in Ottawa.


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