Libby Smoot, March 07, 2018

What Size Deck Should You Build?

When building a deck, it's important to make sure your outdoor space has exactly that - space. Whether there's room for a grill or a row of chaise lounge chairs, you'll want to plan the size of your deck around how you'll use it. Check out these popular deck sizes to see what's right for you.

Urban Oasis (12 ft x 12 ft)

Small doesn't have to mean dull. A 12x12 deck is the perfect starter size, offering plenty of room for an outdoor furniture set. Enjoy an intimate evening with a friend or a solo night catching up with your favorite author's latest. 

Cozy Confines (12 ft x 14 ft)

A few more feet sets the scene with space for a dining table that easily extends the life outside when the moment calls for it.

Party Perfect (12 ft x 16 ft)

A 12x16 deck gives you room enough to break your space into zones for everyone in the family. Let the teens hang with their squad while you and your BFFs huddle in our deep seats.

Staycation Dream (12 ft x 18 ft)

Boost the ambiance even more with a grill or an umbrella. Serve up some yummy snacks and fancy cocktails and transport your backyard into an Instagram-worthy paradise.

Life of the Party (12 ft x 20 ft)

Open up the layout, call the neighbors and let the party begin.

To get a full materials list for any of these versatile spaces, check out our deck design plans.