When building a deck the place to start is to ask yourself what you want it to be used for. Do you want to create an outdoor dining area? How about a place for your family to go outside and enjoy. Or maybe a place to kick off your shoes and relax after work. Perhaps you want a place to bring your friends and entertain guests.


If you’re thinking about a space for dining, consider keeping it close to your kitchen to minimize long trips back and forth. Also, think about the size table you’ll need to seat family and friends comfortably and design your deck with the appropriate dimensions.

Family Fun

Nothing is more inviting than a space to play outside. Consider putting a pergola over your deck to help keep your family cool. With Trex you don’t have to worry about splinters when they run outside without their shoes on. Also, with the strength of composite decking, you don’t have to worry about scratches, dings, or stains on your deck. Let them play all day without worry.


Thinking about incorporating a swimming pool or hot tub? Trex is water-resistant, which makes it ideal for lounging areas around your pool. Be sure to plan enough space to accommodate that chaise lounge. Hot tubs can be heavy, so it’s important that your deck’s foundation and framing are built to handle the load.


Nothing says summer like a backyard deck party. Trex decks are perfect for entertaining. Building a multi-level deck will allow you to create zones for dining, lounging, or even a private space for a hot tub. As you plan your deck, make sure you have enough room for your guests to walk around and mingle. You’ll also want to think about where to put tables and seating. Think about what sort of lighting you might want. For that final touch, consider an outdoor stereo system that can be wall-mounted or built into your deck.