Here’s what you should keep in mind when shopping for a deck

It’s always a good idea to have a budget in mind before starting a project

You will soon want to spend more time relaxing outside around the house, perhaps have a barbecue with family or friends, or relax on with a good book -- and a deck is the perfect setting.

A deck expands the living space of your home. So, whether you want to replace the deck you already have, or add a new one to your home, there are certain things to consider when choosing the best deck for you.

We spoke to the experts at Lumberjack to learn more about the latest trends, and get their advice on how to pick the right deck for you.

While shopping for a deck, they recommend you bring a few things with you:

  • A rough sketch
  • Space and height measurements
  • Budget
  • Deck color and railing preferences

They will need the first two items to get a feel for what you want. The size and shape of the deck will also affect the overall cost, so having a budget in mind will help them make sure you get the deck you want for the price you want.

Ideas on deck colors and railing preferences will help them better guide you toward your options.

They also said the classic wooden deck is a thing of the past. Wood decks require a lot of maintenance to keep up, and many are opting for products like Trex instead. It gives you a similar look, with lots of nice railing options, while being made of more durable material.

To see more details of how Lumberjack can help you get the best deck this summer, and how they can help with all your home improvement projects, click or tap here to visit their website.

About the Author:

Michelle Oliver is a multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.