The time has come! You’ve decided you are going to have a new deck built. But what to do first? Here are some ideas to get you started down the right path and on your way to your new fun filled deck!


The best way to start the process is to determine the amount of space available for your new deck. Will it be attached to the house or stand alone? Do you want natural wood or engineered? Once you have reviewed your options, determine the shape of your deck, will you have levels? Stairs? A gate? All great questions…but first.

What’s next?

The next item for consideration is which contractor will you have build your new deck? This is an important decision and should not be taken lightly. You want a contractor who can offer ideas and suggestions for your new backyard oasis.

One of the most important items to consider in today’s deck market is to choose a contractor who can offer 3D design pictures of your new deck in the completed stage. Computer software is now available to design and show your new deck with landscaping, planters, outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchens and other areas.

Pictures should also show fencing, the house in relationship to the deck, and the surrounding areas. 3D images and pictures can show different colors of decking, finishes and lighting. 3D design pictures are a great way to see and predict how your new deck is going to look. Don’t settle for a flat sketch or drawing, demand to see your new deck in its completed state. Use the pictures to help consider other items such as landscaping and color options which should be considered when costing out your project.

If you would like to see what your new deck looks like BEFORE you start building, then contact us now at 920-615-6789 or by email by clicking here. We will help you design your deck from start to finish!