Here at 3D Pools and Landscape, we specialize in outdoor landscaping and beautifying your yard. A deck or patio feature can be a beautiful addition to your home. If you would like a functional space for friends and family, decks and patios can be great.
With warm months ahead of us, it’s time to start planning for the heat. This means taking into consideration your outdoor space. If you live in Houston, decks and patios could be an amazing addition to your yard. 3D Pools and Landscape can install something amazing for you. With our help, your backyard could become the center of your social life! So which one do you choose, and what’s the difference?
Decks: Bold and Elevated
Decks are elevated outdoor structures. These can give you a great vantage point to see your yard or land. If it’s not an addition to the second floor, you can easily incorporate stair steps for easy access. They are typically constructed out of wood. Furthermore, they can be bold statements in a yard. However, there are some things to take into consideration. Decks are usually a more expensive job, due to the overall construction. Also, maintaining the wood is something you’ll have to keep in mind. After a while, it may be necessary to treat it or remove splinters.
Treated wood makes the decks more kid-friendly because they are a soft building material. Also, you can keep children safe by installing necessary banisters and railing. Finally, you can build decks onto uneven ground. If you have land that slopes, decks may be a good choice for you.
Patios: Flush and Connected
Patios are outdoor spaces that are even with the ground. They often connect the indoor living space to the outdoor living space. Typically, they are made of cement or stone. Patios can be basic in structure, but you have many options when it comes to features. You can add fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and even tie it into your swimming pool design. They are also cheaper to build. However, their materials are more prone to staining.
Patios are great entertainment spaces, as they are open concept. Your entire yard can become an open, inviting space with the addition of a patio. However, you may have some trouble when it comes to slopes in your land. In some cases, it’s possible to stabilize the ground prior to construction.
No matter which one you decide on, a deck or patio, they both can be perfectly functional additions to the home. They are also great selling points for the house later on.