A general rule of thumb is that a deck should be no bigger than the largest room in your house. Generally, commercial siding installers recommend that a deck be wider than it is deep, with a longer dimension running along the house.
A small deck intended to hold a round dining table should be at least 12 x 12 feet, while a large deck can be designed with much more space. The average deck size is between 300 and 400 square feet. With large decks, consider using a multi-level design. This will help break things up and designate areas for certain activities, according to Eagle Creek Siding, LLC.
Here are some other factors that help determine how big your deck should be:
- Location. The place where you intend to install your deck will determine how big it can be. Look at your backyard and think of what will work best in the space available. A deck built right next to the house will be limited to the available space that’s proportionate to your house. However, a deck located somewhere in your yard that offers a beautiful view will give you the ability to scale the size higher.
- Shape and layout. According to our re-siding experts, designing your deck to fit into the available space requires a lot of skill and creativity. Having plenty of space will give you the freedom to design your deck exactly the way you want. You can have the lines of the deck run parallel to the lines of your house or add some curves to create contrast. Keep in mind that curves add a feeling of softness and interest to your deck, while straight lines will give it a crisp feel.
- Outdoor furniture and equipment. You need to figure out the number of people your deck can accommodate at any given time, as well as the activities you plan to use it for. The size of your deck will depend on the space you want to allocate for outdoor furniture, accessories and other entertainment features. If you’re planning to include a kitchen area or an outdoor fireplace, then you’ll probably need a bigger deck to accommodate all the extras.
Eagle Creek Siding, LLC provides custom deck solutions so you can enjoy your home even more while meeting your outdoor living needs. We’ll work with you to determine your wants and needs in regard to your new deck and expertly design it so that it blends perfectly with your home.
For all your multi-family siding and deck solutions, trust our team to be there with the best products and service in Puget Sound! Call us at (360) 226-6970 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us.