From the category archives: Intelligent Design Blog - Roofing, Maple Grove

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6 Deck Trends You'll Wish You Had

The deck that you choose for your home is more than a spectacular place for you to relax and entertain. It also adds value to your property and is a feature point for buyers in the event that you want to sell it in the future. The following deck trends will make it stand out from the others in your neighborhood.

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Upgrading a Deck to Suit Your Needs

Decks are a wonderful addition to your home whether they incorporate daily activities with your family or offer a luxurious spot to entertain guests. Unfortunately, many new homes are built with a fairly small, generic, deck to complete the house rather than incorporate the needs of your home. There are solutions in that a deck can be expanded, customized, or upgraded to suit your needs.

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Reasons to Upgrade a Deck

It would be impossible to list every reason anyone has ever wanted to upgrade their deck, but there are a few common ones. The bottom line is, like any other home renovation, the process is designed to make your life better. To that end, it's always a good idea to discuss honestly with your contractor what you want to achieve with the renovations. Whether you want to incorporate a design feature that reminds you Grandmother's old deck, or a cosmetic aspect you like about a friend's deck, or simply want more space, your contractor has likely worked with similar reasons in the past and will know how to incorporate your vision with building codes and safety features to design and build a beautiful deck for you and your family.

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Options to Improve Your Current Deck

If your house has a small, basic deck which came with the house, and especially if you like to spend time outdoors, you've probably considered ways to improve the deck whether adding on with an expansion or possibly building a new deck if you live in an older home. You may want more space, or you may want want a portion of the deck customized for a specific function. Regardless of the size of the deck, there are always options available to make it more suitable for your needs.

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