Planning to add a deck to your home? Good for you! Decks are a fantastic addition to any house, offering an increase in property value and a relaxing place to enjoy beautiful weather. Before you start building, however, you’ll need to plan what accessories you want to be included in your new outdoor space.

Having a clear idea of your must-have deck accessories is a vital step before construction. A concrete plan ensures you or your contractor will be able to build your deck with enough space to both maneuver and comfortably fit your deck accessories.

Deck Size Considerations

Before deciding on accessories, figure out the purpose of your deck. For example, do you want space for a garden? Do you want it to be used for cookouts with your family? Or do you want to use your deck for entertaining guests? Depending on the purpose, different accessories and size requirements will need to be considered.

One of the more important things to consider when picking out and buying accessories is your budget. It’s much easier to answer questions about accessories and design when you have a budget set in place.

The two last things to consider are the location of your deck and whether it will be a DIY or contractor project. The location may dictate certain size requirements, and whether you want to DIY or hire a contractor is up to your budget and skill level. If you’re not experienced with building decks, it’s best to leave it up to the professionals to ensure all the safety requirements are met.

Deck Accessories to Consider

After determining your budget, as well as the size and purpose of your deck, it’s time to plan for accessories. Looking for inspiration? Here’s a list of deck accessories to consider:

  • Hot tub
  • Pool table
  • Pool shower
  • Projector screen
  • Planter boxes
  • Plant hangers
  • Deck furniture
  • Lighting
  • Deck gates
  • Storage
  • Grill
  • Drainage system
  • Outdoor curtains
  • Built-in seating
  • Roofs
  • Partial enclosures
  • Umbrellas
  • Rugs

If you plan on using your deck to entertain guests, you may want some outdoor entertainment, like a hot tub, projector screen, or a pool table. If you want space for a garden, pick up some planter boxes, hangers, and storage bins. If you just want to use your deck for cookouts and family time, consider investing in built-in seating, partial enclosures, deck gates, or deck furniture.

If you have a dream deck in mind, Minnesota Home Improvements can help you build it. We are fully equipped to handle siding installation, roofing, decks and porches, home remodels, and so much more. With 40 years of experience in the home improvement business, we can guarantee satisfaction and a pleasant experience with our team of experts. If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch here.