If you’re a homeowner in the process of beginning your first backyard construction project, you may be overwhelmed with all of the available choices. With so many different types of Bucks County backyard living space additions available, and a wide range of customization options within each of those categories, you may be unsure of where to begin. If you’ve decided you’d like either a custom-built deck or patio, but aren’t sure which one of these options is a better fit for your home and your family, here are a few criteria you should consider:
- Cost – For families with a set budget in mind, the costs of construction and maintenance are key factors when choosing between a deck and patio. According to a 2013 article from HouseLogic, the average deck costs about $33 per foot, compared to $15 per foot for patios. Families with smaller budgets are probably best suited for patio construction, while families looking for the ultimate in luxury may be better off with a customized deck.
- Setting – The makeup of your home, and the slope of your backyard also play a big role in deciding which Bucks County backyard living space option suits you best. Patios are best suited for even ground where it’s easy to lay a flat foundation. Attempting to install a patio on uneven ground may add considerable expenses to the project, as the slope of the land must be altered. Decks are better suited for yards with uneven ground or steep slopes, as they can be strengthened with support beams.
- Function – This factor is more a matter of personal preference. You need to consider the desired function of your backyard living space. If you already have an inground pool, for example, a patio may be a more natural addition to your current space. If you have a forested backyard and would like a place to observe the beauty of nature, then a custom deck may be the better option.
Designing and creating your ultimate Bucks County backyard living space is no easy task. It’s certainly not a project you can undertake all on your own. At Paul Construction, we have over 20 years of experience in helping families in Bucks County and the Delaware Valley create the backyard living spaces of their dreams. We’ve helped families create projects of all scopes; from simple patios to complex backyard wonderlands complete with outdoor kitchens, lighting, and fire pits.
Contact Paul Construction to Build Your Bucks County Backyard Living Space Today
Whether you have a detailed project in mind and just need the manpower and expertise to make it a reality, or you’re just getting started and looking for guidance, Paul Construction can assist you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to helping you build your dream backyard!