Decks have become important components of the modern home, especially when it comes to remodeling or bringing in a new home addition. Many homeowners are expanding their homes to add outdoor living space – a healthy way to avoid cabin fever even in the colder months of fall and winter.
Traditional deck design is going right out the window as well since homeowners are pushing the limits on the materials and designs to spice up their home design with customer deck builders.
When it comes to building a spa deck, deck builders often recommend using wood as the best material of choice primarily because of cost but also because it delivers on many of the same benefits as other more costly materials. Tile looks great, but it should only be used in frost-free climates.
Stone looks amazing when used around a spa or hot tub but depending on the product and method of installation by deck builders it can cost as much as $80 per square foot.
Homeowners will frequently request the more expensive tile and stone for its non-slip surface, hoping to build a safe environment around their spa. While this is great forward-thinking, there are additives you can put in a solid stain that will actually give your deck a non-slip surface and it’s easy for deck builders to do. With spaced joints, stained wood is adequately slip-resistant for any outdoor spa environment.
Keeping Your Outdoor Space Private
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to install privacy fences around a pool area, and the same can be done when you work with deck builders on a custom spa deck. Privacy screens are a great addition and they also offer some measure of utility for the hot tub deck as well. Not only can you as a homeowner gain privacy and passive screening from neighboring homes but the right deck screen can shelter you from the sun. If you want privacy in your spa area, try not to close it off completely. Use plants and lathe to avoid that “boxed in” feeling.