Decks, Patio, Outdoor Living Spaces

Part 4 of 5-Deck Ideas and Photos

When it comes to designing a Deck Patio or Out Door Living Space
Scotty with Scotts Contracting offers the following tips: (a)Research the Materials you would like to incorporate into your Deck, Patio, or Out Door Living Space (b) Take notes and pictures of similar designs you would like your project to look like (c) Inspect the area you choose to build your project (d)Sketch or Draw out your design (e) Determine a Material list along with pricing (f) Build your project as outlined by the Manufacturers Guidelines (f) Enjoy the outdoor living space you have created!

web link to prior CAD Drawings by Scotty, Scotts Contracting Offers the Following CAD Design Services

Design-Build Projects for Residential & Commercial Buildings-Construction,Remodeling and Rehab’s – to include: Carpentry, Basic: Plumbing, Electric, HVAC, Weatherization, Roofing, Flooring, Interior and Exterior Finishes, Painting/Staining, Wood Finishing, Custom Wood Working, Solar & Wind Renewable Energy Systems, Doors, Windows, Home Repairs & Upgrades- Including: Decks, Porches, Patios and Other Out-Door Living Spaces, “Home Energy Auditing Coming Soon!!!”

DIY Home Center looks to give DIY types an edge with premium products for your decking (like Tiger claw hidden deck fasteners for nail free deck surfaces or deck drainage with under-deck) to recycled outdoor furniture from Polywood. With amazing online tools, videos, & calculators make sure you get the job done right the first time.

img_decodecks_ss1.jpg

A Taste of Tuscany

Aged brick walls, distinctive windows, and wrought-iron furniture create a feeling of old-world welcome on the deck of this 1970s home. Colorful shutters visually break up the expansive brick walls and double as a privacy screen when needed. Flowers and foliage in painted terra-cotta urns soften the hard surfaces.

img_decodecks_ss3.jpgBreakfast Room

Make a point to enjoy your outdoor spaces at a different time of day. Rise and shine with an informal breakfast on the deck. Put a potting bench to use as a buffet station. Line a galvanized bin with napkins to present a healthy selection of fruit, and recycle some water bottles for use as vases.

img_decodecks_ss5.jpgDining Quarters

Even the barest slab of concrete (click here to see the before) can become a welcoming entertainment area. Here’s how to create a room outdoors: Anchor the space with an outdoor area rug. Add sturdy furniture (shop for it after July 4 to catch sales) with some shade relief, such as this umbrella. Plant fast-growing annuals, such as sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas) in colorful containers.

“Don’t stint on the size of an outdoor area rug. The rug should be larger than the footprint of the table and the chairs.” — editor Kelly Rawlings

img_decodecks_ss2.jpgAsian-Inspired Oasis

This Asian-inspired outdoor room is secluded behind a bamboo privacy fence. A capiz-shell pendant hangs from the peak of a canopy, adding visual interest and drawing focus toward the center of the space. A sheer white curtain billows along the edge of the deck, further defining the space as intimate, yet sun-filled.

img_decodecks_ss4.jpgExotic Escape

This temporary retreat, screened with curtains, was installed under a two-story deck. Click here to see the bland before!Decorative items more typically found indoors, such as area rugs, pillows and candles, give this space a real-room feel.

DIY Home Center looks to give DIY types an edge with premium products for your decking (like Tiger claw hidden deck fasteners for nail free deck surfaces or deck drainage with under-deck) to recycled outdoor furniture from Polywood. With amazing online tools, videos, & calculators make sure you get the job done right the first time.
Scotty, Scotts Contracting Comments: “If you look real close to the photos you will See ‘UN-Sightly Nail Holes’ that are caused by ‘Nailing and Screwing’ the Boards to the framing.” Try Tiger claw hidden deck fasteners for nail free deck surfaces.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply-Scotty will respond asap

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s