How to Design the Perfect Custom Deck

Honeysuckle Nursery & Design Custom Deck

There are some important things to consider when it’s time to design your custom deck.

Designing the perfect deck can be surprisingly difficult—it’s more than just building a rectangle out of wood, you are creating an outdoor living space for yourself and potentially your family and friends. Considering the deck’s functional purpose as well as your preferred design elements can help you determine the best options for your perfect custom deck.


The main consideration you need to take into account when thinking about your custom deck design is its functionality. The most beautiful deck in the world won’t be appreciated if it can’t be used.


What is the key reason you want a custom deck? A custom deck meant to hold large barbecues around the grill will be a very different build to one that’s meant to be a quiet outdoor reading space for one or two people. The primary function of your custom deck can help shape some of the other aspects, such as size.


Think about how big this deck needs to be. How many people does it need to be able to hold at once, what furniture will be on it, and how will it flow. You can set out furniture before building to help you get an idea of the size the deck needs to be—don’t forget to leave room to walk. If it’s too cramped, it’ll be frustrating to navigate.


A deck with perfect functionality will feel a little lackluster if it doesn’t look nice. Once you’ve decided on a layout that supports the deck’s intended purpose, it’s time to delve into the aesthetics.

Make it Match

Your deck needs to look like an extension of your home or it just won’t look right no matter how many beautiful, intricate designs it has. It’s a good idea to consult with your builder to decide on the best materials and colors to make your deck look just right.


The key design area of most decks is the railing. You can go for standard posts, or you can find something more visually interesting and intricate that really elevates the look of your deck and your home. Pull your interior design sense outdoors by incorporating aspects of it into the build.


At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of landscaping and hardscaping. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you along every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your new trees. Please be sure to visit our gallery page for unique, creative designs and inspiration!

Whether you live in Anne Arundel or Howard Counties, we can help you experience your dream space in Annapolis, Davidsonville, Millersville, Ellicott City, Clarksville, Columbia, and surrounding areas. We specialize in Landscape Design & Maintenance, Swimming Pools, Hardscape, and Natural Stone, Water Features, Outdoor Living Spaces, and more! Dream, Create, Experience with Honeysuckle Nursery & Design by calling 410-849-5119 or email us to schedule your free no-obligation estimate today. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and YouTube!

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