Summer is nearly upon us and that means that it’s time to head outside, crack open a few cold ones, and fire up the grill. Now, whether you’re having friends over, or you’re just looking to spend time with your family, spending time outside has both pros and cons. A lot of those cons, however, can be solved with a deck. Let’s take a look.
Decks Bring Shape to Your Yard
One essential element of party planning is anticipating and understanding how flow of your guests is going to occur. When you understand how people will enter and move through your space, you can provide them with the things they need to enjoy themselves, and throw a much better party. A deck will give you an easy way to separate different spaces in your yard, which can help “direct traffic”, so to speak. For example, if you have the grill on your deck and a DJ in the yard, you can separate the people trying to eat from the people trying to enjoy your music. This helps to cut down on traffic jams and unhappy party-goers!
Decks Give You a Place to Relax
Summertime is great for enjoying some sun, but bugs and other critters can turn a relaxing afternoon into an itchy nightmare. When you have a deck, you’ll be elevated from the ground so that you can kick your shoes off without worrying about little bugs. Not only that, but when you add a few citronella torches to your deck, you won’t have to worry about mosquitoes either. Not to mention the fact that you will have created your own private getaway.
Raised Decks Give You Storage Space
Elevated decks are great for storing items underneath so that they’re not taking up space that you could otherwise use. This is especially true if you have a pool, but no shed or poolhouse to put inflatable rafts, noodles, and other items you don’t need all year. The key is to ensure that you don’t allow animals like foxes and opossums to nest beneath your deck. Thankfully, a tasteful lattice will do the trick.
Ready to Make a Move On Your New Deck?
The J.F. Johnson Lumber Company is here to help with your new deck. Our comprehensive design and build services will give you the deck of your dreams without having to call anyone else. Contact us today for more information, or stop by one of our locations to learn more!