3 decks with upgrade ideas
Small deck upgrade options
If you only have the space or budget for a small deck, plan carefully to make the most of the square footage. Use flour to outline the proposed deck area in your yard. Prior to finalizing dimensions, measure the furnishings you plan to use, or if you have the furniture already, place it within the area. Determine whether you have enough space to comfortably move around. If not, adjust the dimensions slightly. You may not even need to increase square footage to make the area function better. Maybe a 12 x12' square works better for your situation than an 8 x18' rectangle, even though both provide 144 square feet of deck.
- Decking: ipe, double-diagonal pattern
- Built-in benches
- Trellis behind bench on far side of deck, or arbor in same position
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