Initial planning is complete.
Time to Design
We now need to determine the basic parameters and develop
the actual design that will be used for construction.
One of the things that sets Whitmer Decks apart from other
builders is the attention to detail of the final design and quality
materials. We understand that this is a significant investment
in your home to be enjoyed for many years to come.
We also understand that yard space is a precious commodity,
and we will make every effort to plan the deck accordingly. This
is especially true when designing decks for townhouses.
A good example of making better use of space is using a
spiral staircase instead of a straight staircase. Let's imagine
your deck is 12' off the ground. A straight set of stairs would
cover approximately 47 SF. On the other hand, a spiral staircase
would cover about 28 SF. A spiral staircase would also provide
more options as to placement. Therefore, instead of a large set
of straight stairs that may block the view, a small spiral staircase
can be placed off to the side.
There are many options available to you as well as tradeoffs
to any design. Whitmer Decks will work with
you to strike a balance between initial cost, functionality, appearance,
Let our experience in design assist you in choosing alternative
materials, lighting, planters, benches, under-deck drainage systems,