Once you’ve decided you’re going to use composite materials for your new deck, you’re left with the most fun part of the decision making process — choosing the color! While light grey hues and standard white railings have become a popular choice among our Maryland customers, darker tones evoke a unique mood and offer an appealing contrast to lighter colored homes.
Andrew Vidulich, one of our experienced Project Consultants, worked with homeowners in Columbia, Maryland to create a stunning, expansive outdoor space with thoughtful design details, complementing darker tones, and railing accessories.
Before: Wood Deck in Rough Shape
For the first step in all projects at Fence & Deck Connection, Andrew met with our clients to determine their vision for their deck, color and design options, and provide an overview of the decking materials and build process. Prior to our work, we helped to obtain a permit for the new deck. Generally, upon building a new deck for your home, you will be required to have a county permit.
To obtain the permit, you need a copy of your property plat shows the property lines, and an indication of where the new deck will be constructed. You will also need a drawing of the desired deck to scale that clearly shows the dimensions, footer size and depth, beam size, joist size and spacing, decking material to be used, railing system and staircase location if any. Below, you’ll see the CAD Drawing of the new deck for our clients in Howard County.
CAD Drawing: Deck Design
Once the permit and design was improved, our crews removed and hauled away the existing wooden deck, before installing a new frame supporting approximately 476 sq. ft. of TimberTech Dark Roast decking. Antique Leather, another one of our in-stock boards was used as feature and seam boards to accent the dark tones.
To fit the aesthetic of the darker tones, we installed black aluminum Ultralox Alta top railings with 6″ composite corner posts. An Antique Leather cap rail brings in another touch of the Antique Leather coloring nicely. A cap rail is a perfect place to rest drinks, elbows, or plants!
Last but not least, a set of 6 stairs lead down to the backyard space, secured by a matching gate. Antique Leather decking was used on the stair treads for yet another beautiful accenting design touch.
After: Completed TimberTech Composite Deck
We love the look of this darker two-tone deck and our clients do too!
“We were VERY pleased with everything from start to finish— help with the design and deck choices, patience as we worked through several options and new estimates… the crew who were here were quiet, careful yet efficient. We could watch them work and saw how carefully they measured and remeasured before cutting the decking. They were respectful of our property — they cleaned up carefully each day before leaving. And the result is fabulous. We just love our new deck!!”
– Beth M. of Columbia, MD