Building homes on Cape Cod is really rewarding, in part because we get to create spaces that will be a special part of our customers’ lives. Many of our customers are interested in optimizing their existing homes for the enjoyment of their family and friends. Here's a quick look at a deck that we built overlooking the water on Cape Cod. What a great place to enjoy your morning coffee, or afternoon siesta...
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Outdoor living is a big part of Cape Cod. We are constantly designing new, bigger, and more exciting ways for our customers to live outside. Today’s outdoor spaces include relaxing water features, gourmet kitchens, expansive bar areas, and multiple levels. Often the focus is as much on outside amenities and living as it is on the interior spaces! Here’s some amazing decks to consider as you begin to plan your Cape Cod home.
So everyone loves a nice outdoor living space, and a deck is one of the most popular spaces we design and build on our Cape Cod Homes. An elevated deck can be a very nice addition to a home with a walkout basement, or as a feature off of the 2nd story of a home to take advantage of water views. The problem with an elevated deck is that they can create a dark space, that is not weather resistant, and can't be used when it is raining. Well there are now several solutions available to turn the space below your deck into a covered porch. These systems use a series of panels that attach to the underside of the framing and direct water out to a gutter system. So now, instead of a dark, wet, space under your deck, you can have a bright clean outdoor space to enjoy during inclement weather. One of the better products we have came across is called the Zip-up system. Click here to see their brochure: Zip-Up System
Outdoor living spaces, and especially decks are used almost every day in the summer. At REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder, we are often called in to look at expanding or updating old tired decks for summer use. There are a number of great products available to update your deck ranging from a simple coat of paint, power washing, or new decking surfaces. One of our favorite products is AZEK decking, which is extremely durable, looks great, and is available in a variety of colors.
Here is an articl from decoist.com with some more ideas for renovating your deck for summer:http://www.decoist.com/2012-06-21/how-to-update-your-deck-for-summer/