Are you a front porch or a backyard kind of person? While a front porch provides a view into the comings and goings of our neighbors and quick receipt of any packages, a back porch is often quieter, more private and a place where you can crack open an adult beverage without the condemnation of Rose from across the street.
If your children spend a lot of time in the backyard, or you have a fenced in yard for your pet, you will likely be spending more time in your backyard so you may as well design the area for relaxation, entertaining or customized to hobbies like gardening.
With only three months, give or take a few days, until Spring 2017, there is time to plan for a back porch installation or overhaul. A back patio with poured concrete and a roof structure is one option where you will not have to worry about pre-treated wood and staining. Or perhaps you want a raised deck with two levels to enjoy. You may choose to take full advantage of the Colorado sun and utilize canopies or umbrellas to provide shade where needed.
Backyard deck options for Denver area homes
Platform deck – this is close to the ground and railings often are not necessary.
Raised deck – Houses with above-grade first floors require raised decks. Raised decks will include railings and stairs for safety and access to the backyard. Exposed foundation posts underneath can be concealed with foundation plantings or skirting.
Multilevel decks – A series of decks connected by stairways or walkways. These decks are perfect for sloped lots because the deck areas follow the contours of the land.
Freestanding deck – If only part of your yard is attractive, build a deck so your view is your garden and not the nearby highway.
Back porch options for Denver area homes
Materials for your back patio include brick, natural stone or flagstone, concrete, and pavers.
Castle Builds can design and complete the patio or deck to complement your home and take into account your backyard. The return on investment for backyard decks is excellent. According to the Gallop Organization a good deck can increase a home’s perceived value by up to 10 percent. The same organization’s report stated the value of a back patio addition was 12 percent. Coloradans enjoy a temperate climate for many months so you can almost always utilize a back porch, deck or patio.
Castle Builds can build and design your back patio or porch in Denver and the surrounding areas. We would love to discuss the advantages of a backyard deck or patio that will work for you. Call us at 303 944-0488.