Revolutionize Your Backyard Oasis

Transforming Your Backyard Oasis: Revolutionize Your Outdoor Space with a Deck

Have you ever gazed out into your backyard, imagining the endless possibilities for transforming it into a serene oasis, a lively entertainment hub, or simply an extension of your living space? The secret to unlocking your backyard’s potential may lie in a single, game-changing addition: a deck. Not only can decks improve the overall value of your home, they can also provide hours and hours of enjoyment. A deck is a perfect addition to any backyard. It is a place where you can sit down with your family, have some breakfast, drink your coffee before work, and maybe even entertaining your friends.

A deck can be the cornerstone of your outdoor living experience,  and not only adds value to your home but also enhances your lifestyle by offering a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living. Gone are the days of staring longingly at your backyard, wishing for a space that beckons you to step outside and enjoy the fresh air. With a thoughtfully designed and expertly crafted deck, you can finally create the backyard paradise you’ve always dreamed of.

Are you thinking of building a deck this year? Maybe a brand new deck, a small remodel or a complete replacement…

We have helped more than a few people build decks over the years and there are a few things that really stand out with the most successful projects. Believe it or not, we have also seen some epic fails and eventually rebuilds, so it really is critical to get your deck right the first time.

Here are the 5 main things that will make your deck building process easier

  1. Get your permits in check
    Before you start doing any kind of building, it’s important to determine whether it’s legal to do so. Many neighborhood communities have regulations to deter certain types of building. Decks are usually fine AND you will want to check about permitting, rules and regulations first.

  2. Have the correct tools and equipment on hand
    Contractors and builders have the right tools most of the time but many homeowners will try a DIY project and realize that they are ill-equipped to complete the project without spending hundreds and maybe even thousands of dollars on tools.

  3. Always order extra materials
    You don’t want to get caught short once you start building. It will cost a lot more to ship small amounts of lumber later and it will also disrupt your timing to wait for a few boards. Because lumber is a natural product, the extra you order later might not match your original shipment. So, instead of getting yourself in a complicated situation, it is a good idea to order extra materials in the beginning. They won’t cost a lot of money and you can always use those leftover materials for future projects or to repair something later on.

  4. Consult with a professional at least once before you start
    Many companies will offer an opinion and basic advice for your project free of charge. This might or might not be useful especially if you find out it is too much to handle yourself and you want to hire them.

  5. Set up the area for safety and convenience
    Once you have the required documents, tools, and materials to start building, it is time to set up the area that you will be working on. Not just for your deck area but also room around it, so you will have enough space where you can move around freely to work. It is also important to inform everyone in your household to be very careful around this working area. Once the surrounding area for work has been marked, it is time to start the construction. 

Revolutionizing your backyard with a deck can be a truly transformative experience that enhances the way you live, entertain, and enjoy the great outdoors. As we’ve explored in this post, there are numerous factors to consider when undertaking this project, from selecting the right materials and design to ensuring compliance with local building codes and regulations.

By thoughtfully addressing these factors and taking the time to plan and execute your project, you can create a stunning, functional, and inviting outdoor space that adds significant value to your home and brings you years of enjoyment. Moreover, your new deck will not only serve as a testament to your creativity and vision but also as a cherished gathering place for family and friends, a sanctuary for relaxation, and a hub for memorable moments.

We hope that our blog post has inspired you to take the leap and embark on this rewarding journey towards backyard transformation. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY pro or a first-time deck builder seeking professional assistance, remember that the key to success lies in patience, planning, and a keen eye for detail. So, as you venture forth into the realm of deck construction, may your newfound knowledge and our shared insights serve as a solid foundation for creating the backyard oasis of your dreams.

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There is only one Bear Creek Lumber. Family owned and operated in Winthrop, Wa, BCL has been offering its specialty lumber services to the general public since 1977.

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