When it comes to home renovation, homeowners are increasingly looking outside of their actual homes. The deck is quickly becoming just as important as any other room in a house. Minnesotans understand the importance of taking advantage of the warmer weather while we have it. As a result, homeowners are renovating their deck spaces to create beautiful outdoor retreats where they can spend the summer months entertaining and relaxing.
Now is the perfect time to start planning a backyard retreat of your own before the summer months arrive. Here are some stunning deck design trends that we here at Tim Lemke Construction, Inc. have been noticing in backyards all around the Twin Cities:
- Size Matters – Decks are no longer a small rectangle with room only for a grill and a lawn chair. In 2015, it’s not uncommon for a deck’s square footage to get close to that of the home’s interior and feature multiple levels with built-in seating and storage.
- Light it Up – In order to spend as much time as possible on their decks, homeowners are choosing to add accent lighting to combat the darkness and outdoor fireplaces to provide heat on chilly nights.
- Get Cookin’ – Swap out that old charcoal grill for a built-in gas grill, custom made for your deck. Some deck designs take outdoor cooking to a whole new level with a fully functional kitchen complete with cabinets and a refrigerator!
- Just Add Water – A fountain can add soothing sounds to a deck’s atmosphere while a hot tub or pool will give the new backyard retreat some recreational fun.
The best part about a designing a deck is that you can design it exactly how you envision it! The professional deck contractors at Tim Lemke Construction, Inc. are ready to help make your deck renovation project a breeze. Contact the TLC team at 651-602-9001 for more backyard design ideas and to get started on your deck remodeling job.