decks centered around a garden

deckingSingle and double storey home plans that have been designed with a range of lot sizes in mind are popular options for couples, young professionals and families in Perth. 

Whether you've got ample room or are considering narrow lot home designs, there are unique solutions available so you can build a deck around a garden. 

Utilising your backyard so your outdoor living space blends seamlessly with lush garden features can be accomplished when you work with a home design and building expert such as apg homes.

Elevation or low-lying

Depending on your own preferences, you may consider a deck at the rear of your house.

It may be elevated or low-lying, with steps from rear sliding doors leading down to it. 

If you want an elevated deck, you'll need to ensure that it's got the appropriate support. This area can look great, but families with young children may prefer to have a deck that is at ground level for extra safety. 

Spice it up with pavers

In order to build a deck around a garden, you need to consider how the outdoor space flows. 

There's no point building a deck from the home around beautiful garden features if the shape is impractical or the construction is too costly. 

Instead, you might consider erecting the structure some way into the garden, then using pavers to extend the area.

Whether you choose terracotta, brick or deep grey pavers, you can bridge the space between the deck and flower beds or trees to create stunning outdoor living space.

Utilise the space

Be sure to consider how you're utilising your outdoor space.

If there's a slope that's difficult to add plant features or pavers to, an elevated deck may be the best solution to ensure you use the space available to you!

If space is at a minimum, consider building a deck and placing planter boxes on it. This way you get both greenery and outdoor living space. Image source pinterest.