How will you use your deck?
Everything tastes better outside.
If you're thinking about a space for dining, consider keeping it close to your kitchen to minimize long trips back and forth. Also think about the size table you'll need to seat family and friends comfortably, and design your deck with the appropriate
Take a stay-cation.
Thinking about incorporating a swimming pool or hot tub? Trex is water-resistant, which makes it ideal for lounging areas around your pool. Be sure to plan enough space to accomodate that chaise lounge. Hot tubs can be heavy, so it's important that your deck's foundation and framing are built to handle the load.
The perfect party.
Nothing says summer like a backyard deck party. Trex decks are perfect for entertaining. Building a multi-level deck will allow you to create zones for dining, lounging, or even a private space for a hot tub. As you plan your deck, make sure you have enough room for your guests to walk around and mingle.
You'll also want to think about where to put tables and chairs and additional seating arrangements. Give some thought to what sort of lighting you might want. Do you want citronella torches, built-in lighting, solar lights, or plug-in lighting? For that final touch, consider an outdoor stereo system that can be wall-mounted or built into your deck.