With the addition of a deck or patio, you will immediately increase your satisfaction in your home, as well as the value. Decks and patios increase the space of your home,so you can enjoy the outdoors as much as you enjoy your home. With the proper planning and design, your backyard can be transformed into your family and friends’ favorite place to get together. It can also give you a convenient place to watch the kids play, grill, or to simply unwind after a long day of work.


When deciding where to put a deck, you don’t have to settle for the obvious. Although a deck is an ideal way to create a level outdoor area on a sloping or low site, you can also build a deck on level ground. Decks offer an extension of your home, typically using wood or composite materials and a railing, if the deck is elevated. It can be a small, intimate outdoor space adjoining a bedroom or study. Or it can follow the typical model and be joined to the back of the house, with access from either the kitchen or family room. You can also build a freestanding deck in a remote area of the garden. Many deck designs are traditional, but some offer an innovative touch to your outdoors.


Although many factors affect the success of a patio design, the most important consideration is its location. A patio site affects how much it is used and influences how well it serves the intended purpose. If the patio is for outdoor dining, having it close to the house — and kitchen — increases the likelihood of its use. Patios are typically constructed out of brick, pavers or concrete and offer a ground level space for you to entertain outdoors. They may involve hardscaping and intricate detail that can add a conversation piece to your landscaping.

To learn more about our deck and patio design ideas at SOD Building and adding a deck or patio to your home, give us a call at 1-800-401-3220 or fill out the online form to schedule a free home consultation. We can help you come up with new ideas for your deck or patio design or bring the patio design or deck design you have in mind to life.