How to decide between a deck or patio
It’s never too early to begin planning your perfect backyard. The summer thunderstorms in QLD should hopefully provide your lawn with the drink it needs to flourish. So, now it’s time to start planning your dream outdoor living space. A beautiful timber deck is a great choice, but so is a nice, modern patio. Ask yourself… which one’s right for you? It really comes down to personal preference. Here are some things you may want to considerations which should help you decide between a deck or patio for your property.
You can’t go wrong with a quality-built deck which brings your indoors, outdoors. They are an expansion of your living space. It’s your personal oasis set out in the fresh air. Is it right for you though?
Check out what we have to say about the two and then you can decide between a deck or patio for your place.
A top factor
Decks can be built on just about any ground. Uneven ground isn’t even a major obstacle. If you are building on difficult ground you may face a few more design challenges, but they can be overcome by a team who know what they’re doing. For instance, with an uneven surface, a simple levelling of the ground and making sure the posts are set evenly and correctly, this issue will be overcome.
Another thing is that you can stain a deck just about any colour you like – browns, blues, naturals, greys and even red can really make a difference. If you want it to match the colour of your house, or if you prefer something a little outside the norm, almost anything is possible. You can add multiple layers to give the deck lots of character. The choice is yours!
A deck will naturally absorb heat from the hot summer sun, which is a massive plus in QLD. It will also bring the inside outside, giving you a larger living and play zone.
Furthermore, a deck is very low maintenance. This can take lots of time off yard duties as decks typically won’t require much upkeep, just a waterproofing stain coat every few years.
Another huge benefit of a deck is that they are not stock made. You can customize their shape and size to match your property. Depending on the contours of your home, you are able to decide where the patio will be and literally cut it to fit the space offered.
Peace and quiet
This a major plus about decks for families. You know those times when you wish you could escape the household for just a little bit… A deck definitely offers that! You can simply step outside for a few minutes, unwind, and then head back inside to tackle whatever issue is stressing you out.
The deck can be custom designed and built for your specific home and needs. All the materials, and dimensions will be done according to your own desires. Just be sure to hire a reputable deck building company, like In Style Patios and Decks.
Decks are usually the more expensive choice between it and a patio. Depending on the team you hire to build it, and the materials they use. You want to be sure to hire a quality company that have great reviews.
Other then a deck, a patio is the other fabulous way to turn your back yard into a comfortable/extended outdoor living area. There are so many options when choosing your ideal patio – flat, flyover, gable, bulkhead, curved and even sunroof.
If you live in a place like QLD where the weather conditions can get a little crazy – hot blistering sun and even the outskirts of cyclones, then a Stratco Cooldek insulated patio is the solution. This will mean you still get to enjoy the outdoors when the weather isn’t ideal and you need a space that’s covered. Big enough you can still move around and have a little fun or just relax. A patio is like a force field against bad weather. Every home should have one!
If you’re one of those people who can’t live without constant moving air so you have the fans and/or aircon on 24/7/365, then you will massively benefit from a patio at your place. A quality Stratco patio can make massive changes and a huge difference to your power bills with the fresh air. Also, Cooldek insulated roofing is created to control extreme temperatures.
The underneath of an insulated roof can give the look of a traditional ceiling. Giving the idea that this zone is an extension of the home. In Style Patios can also install lights and fans if that’s what you’re wanting - LED downlights being the popular choice.
Here’s what you’ll want to keep in mind:
The style – curved, flat, flyover, sunroof or gabled… You have a few selections. Usually, the one you’d go for would be the one that matches your property best. Our highly skilled design consultant can help you make this decision.
The look- sleek, bulky, or extravagant? With multiple options available, this all depends on how much of a statement you want to make, or whether you simply want to blend the patio in with the rest of your property.
Decks and patio are both great ways to extend your outdoor living zones. When deciding between the two there’s a lot to consider, as we’ve outlined above. It all depends on what you’re looking to get out of it.
To speak with a highly skilled patio design consultant and for a FREE quote, call In Style Patios and Decks today on 0436 007 776. We’ll help make these decisions easy!