It’s hard to imagine sitting out in the sun right now but if you want to be doing so on your brand new deck, planning starts now! A few key points to focus on when planning your outdoor living area would be function, durability, and budget.
Function is probably the #1 thing to decide on. If you are a young family you will probably want to factor in your green space as a priority for your children to play on; where as if you are retired, green space just equals constant maintenance so either consider turf grass or a bigger deck to enjoy with friends might be more functional for you. Our project manager, Nathan, also pointed out that creating a divide between different areas is a popular choice these days and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. That can be done using planter boxes, retaining walls, or even shrubbery. Our Kensington project is a good example of a multi-level outdoor living space.