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Ready to Start Your Project?

Print out this project checklist to help guide you through the design, education, and budgeting tools linked above. Then, bring your finished checklist – and deck – to life with your contractor.

What to Expect When Building a Deck

We know everyone’s journey to a beautiful backyard is different. Make it easier on yourself and use the slider below to get an idea of what to expect as you plan your ideal outdoor living space.

UNDERSTAND THE BASICS

Get a lay of the land figuratively – and literally – as you get a feel for the options available for your project. Use the trifecta of resources above to get a full idea of your outdoor living project.

Learn why composite decking and railing are a smart choice fiscally and environmentally, explore unique design options, and get a ballpark of what your project will cost. Then, use our handy checklist to guide you through the building process.

FIND A BUILDER

First, decide who’s going to build this sucker. Can you confidently swing a hammer or are you hiring a skilled contractor to bring your deck to life? Whether you decide to DIY or go with a pro, we’ve got you covered.

PLAN THE PERFECT SPACE

This is where the fun begins! Plan out your perfect outdoor living space by browsing real-life deck plans, learning how to recognize differences between wood grain options, and incorporating unique elements that fit your lifestyle and vibe with your style for a personalized space.

BRING IT TO LIFE

It’s time: Pick the winning decking and railing combination. Then finish your space by adding accessories like lighting for a cozy ambiance. And finally – sit back, relax, and watch your dreamy deck come to life.

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