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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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3 Great Ideas for Designing Your Custom Deck

Ethan Burton

When it comes to designing a custom deck, paying attention to small things can lead to big rewards. While there is a whole raft of things that can be done, coming up with the right design ideas for a custom deck is essential to ensure deck builders build truly functional and aesthetic outdoor living spaces.

Here are a few great design ideas for your custom deck.

Deck railings

Many people often overlook the value that railing can add to their decks. Deck railings are a practical addition to the deck, but they can also serve as aesthetic additions if their design is thought out well.

When installed on an elevated deck, railing will make you feel like you're on a balcony but with more floor space to walk on. They are an essential safety feature, particularly for homes with small children and elderly people who may easily fall from the edges of raised decks.

Where homeowners want to maintain a scenic view of their landscape, non-obstructive glass panel railing can work really well.

Deck lighting 

Don't just envision spending time on the deck during the daytime when there's plenty of sunshine outside. With deck lighting, you can also spend starry nights on the deck, relaxing with family, hanging out with friends, or entertaining guests. Installing deck lighting is the perfect way to illuminate your deck so that when night falls, you don't have to give up outdoor living. 

Multiple lighting designs and styles are available for your deck lighting. When adding lighting to your deck, think about safety, functionality, aesthetics, and what matters the most to you. 

Deck inlays 

Want to add some flair to your custom deck? Incorporating decking inlays is a superb way to improve the aesthetics of your custom-designed deck. A herringbone or diamond inlay installed at the centre of the deck can add the small touch that your deck needs to look truly nice and exquisite. 

The good thing with deck inlays is that you don't have to do too much to achieve an elegant design. Just ensure that the inlays are strategically placed for optimal visual impact. 

The only limit to your ideal custom deck is your own creativity. A professional custom deck designer can help you come up with ideas that will make your custom designed deck look beautiful and functional. To get started on your own project, locate a deck design company near you.