Tiny Details Matter in an Outdoor Space

June 23rd, 2017 Category: Blog, General

Oftentimes when we think about adding a deck onto our home, we only focus on the big picture. What kind of wood or composite will you use? What square footage will the deck be? What shape and what will be included? These are important considerations, but the smaller details are also important decisions, as they will greatly impact the overall look and feel of your finished deck.

Tiny Details Matter in an Outdoor Space

From details like the railings to the outdoor lighting you select, these small details all add up and can make your deck feel put together, or like a mishmash of different styles. Let’s look at some of the details you’ll need to consider when building the perfect outdoor space.

Trim and Railings

When you are designing your deck with your builder, you’ll have a lot of decisions to make about the types of decking materials you’d like to use. In addition to this major decision, you’ll need to select the type of railing, trim, columns, etc. What you select for these details will change the look and feel of your deck. Choosing things that don’t match well with the decking you chose, or the style of your home, will make your deck look disorganized and like an add-on, rather than an extension of your home.


Lighting is an important part of your deck if you plan to spend any time outside in the evening. Choosing lighting that gives you the correct amount of light for the space is essential. And like with the trim and railings, choosing lighting that matches the style of the rest of your home is very important, because it will make your deck feel like it belongs with your home.

Minor Additions and Accessories

And finally, once you’ve got all the concrete decisions out of the way, you’ll need to decide on deck furniture and other accessories, like an outdoor grill, grilling tools, umbrellas, etc. If your budget permits, investing in quality deck furniture can really pay off in the long run. Your deck and the items on your deck are exposed to the elements, so having high quality furniture that can withstand rain and sun is important. Another important thing to invest in if you live in a warmer climate is a good umbrella or canopy. Having a shaded area of your deck can allow you to spend more time outside during the summer.

If you are ready to start planning your deck addition, get in touch with the Maryland deck supply specialists at Outdoor Specialties a call today! Our team is experienced and can help you make all the decisions that are best for your home, your budget, and your lifestyle.


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