What Is A Good Size For A Deck?

Building a deck can be a great way to enhance the outdoor living space of your home. One of the most important considerations when planning a deck is determining the right size for your needs. In this blog post, we will explore some factors to consider when determining the size of your deck, as well as some examples of popular deck sizes and layouts.


Purpose of Your Deck

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First and foremost, it is important to consider the purpose of your deck. Will it be primarily used for entertaining guests, relaxing, or as a space for outdoor dining? If you plan to entertain large groups, you may want to consider a larger deck with ample seating and dining space. If you primarily plan to use the deck for relaxation and lounging, a smaller deck with comfortable seating may be more appropriate.

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Size Of Your Property

size of your property
Another important factor to consider is the size of your property and the available space for a deck. If you have a small backyard, a larger deck may not be feasible. On the other hand, if you have a large property, a larger deck may be the perfect addition to your outdoor living space. It is important to measure the available space and consider any zoning or building codes that may affect the size of your deck.


Standard Deck Sizes

When it comes to popular deck sizes, there are a few standard sizes that are commonly used. A deck that is 12×12 feet is a great option for a small backyard or for use as a landing or entryway. A deck that is 16×16 feet is a popular option for a medium-sized backyard and can accommodate a small table and chairs, as well as a few loungers. A deck that is 20×20 feet or larger is a great option for a large backyard and can accommodate a dining table, seating for guests, and additional outdoor living features such as a grill or fire pit.

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Multi-Level Deck

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Another popular option is a multi-level deck. A multi-level deck can be a great way to maximize space and create different areas for different activities. For example, a lower level can be used for dining and entertaining while a upper level can be used for relaxation and lounging. A multi-level deck can also be referred to as under deck drainage systems. For even more ideas on how to furnish your multi-level deck, go to our “13 cool under deck living space ideas” blog.


The Shape Of Your Deck

It is also important to consider the shape of the deck, some popular shape are rectangle, square, L-shape, U-shape, or even a wrap-around deck.


The Verdict?

In conclusion, determining the right size for your deck is an important consideration when planning your outdoor living space. By considering the purpose of your deck, the size of your property, and popular deck sizes, you can determine the perfect size for your needs. Remember to also take into account the shape of the deck, zoning and building codes, and any other factors that may affect the size of your deck. Happy building!


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