Low Decks For Great Additions
Low decks are structures that are built low to the grounds and can be constructed for various types of homes. Low decks can cover an old patio or used with one story homes that are at ground level. They can be built from many types of wood; cedar is common. Low decks are also perfect for the corner of backyard when attaching a deck to the house is not possible. The low decks will add to the landscaping detail of the backyard while adding a sturdy space for a table and chairs. A low deck detached from the house is a great way to define part of the yard for seating or dining area. Surround the perimeter of the deck with shrubbery and flower gardens, leaving a space for steps. The deck will be low enough that a railing is not needed. The landscaping will create a visual perimeter for the deck and will visually tie the deck into the rest of the yard. Decks that are not attached to the house work well in the corner of a yard. Create a path to the deck from the house with stepping-stones or a brick pathway.
Seating for low decks are important so you can enjoy the space you have created. Benches can be built around the edges of the deck. The benches will add additional seating and secure the edges of the deck for young children. Box-style benches with hinged lids can also serve as storage containers. The box-style benches can be built with planters on either side of each bench.