A custom deck is a perfect addition to any home. It can provide a space for outdoor entertainment, relaxation, and enjoyment. However, designing your dream deck can be a daunting task. But don’t worry, Tellurian Construction has the ultimate guide to designing your dream deck:

Step 1: Determine Your Needs and Wants

Before you begin designing your deck, it’s essential to determine what you want and need from your deck. Consider the following questions:

  • What will the primary function of your deck be?
  • How many people do you want to accommodate?
  • What features do you want to include?
  • What is your budget?

These questions will help you create a design that meets your needs and wants.

Step 2: Determine the Size and Shape

Once you have a general idea of your needs and wants, it’s time to determine the size and shape of your deck. Consider the size of your yard and the layout of your home. A deck that flows naturally with the home’s architecture and the surrounding landscape will provide a cohesive look.

Step 3: Choose the Decking Material

Choosing the right decking material is critical. Consider your budget, maintenance requirements, and style preferences. Some popular options include:

  • Wood: Provides a natural look and feel, but requires regular maintenance.
  • Composite: Requires less maintenance and is available in a wide range of colors and styles.
  • PVC: Provides a low-maintenance option and is highly resistant to moisture and insect damage.
  • Aluminum: Durable and requires minimal maintenance, but can get hot in direct sunlight.

Step 4: Incorporate Features and Accessories

The features and accessories you incorporate into your deck will depend on your needs and wants. Some popular options include:

  • Built-in seating: Provides additional seating and storage space.
  • Lighting: Enhances the ambiance and allows for nighttime use.
  • Pergolas: Provides shade and a decorative element to your deck.
  • Outdoor kitchen: Allows for outdoor cooking and dining.
  • Hot tub or spa: Provides a relaxing space for soaking and entertaining.

Step 5: Consult with a Professional Deck Builder (that would be us)

Designing and building a custom deck can be a complex process. Tellurian Construction will help you navigate the process from designing to building. We can also provide expert advice on material choices, safety requirements, and local building codes.


Designing your dream deck requires careful consideration of your needs and wants, the size and shape of your deck, the choice of decking material, and the incorporation of features and accessories. By following these steps and consulting with a professional deck builder, you can create a custom deck that provides the perfect outdoor space for entertaining, relaxation, and enjoyment.