Can I design my own deck?

Can I design my own deck?

When you design your outdoor living space, you create a deck that is truly unique and totally yours. Take complete control of every aspect of the build – from deck material to how you pattern your deck boards – or get the inspiration you need to decide which part of the project you want to own.

What is the ideal deck size?

Size of Your Home Most builders suggest that your deck should be no larger than 20 percent of the house’s* square footage. This is so that the deck does not overwhelm a home visually. This, of course, is up to you. If you feel you need a larger deck that takes up more of your yard space, feel free!

Who draws up plans for a deck?

Designing your deck can be as simple as choosing the shape, placement, materials and so on. So custom design small structures can involve an architect, and simple straightforward designs usually involves a builder, draftsperson and an engineer.

Is decks com a good site to design decks? has a great list of deck plans, but their deck software is so-so (especially compared with Aztek’s deck designer below (amazing). designer is slow. I prefer navigating and designing online to be a little faster. While the graphics aren’t bad, there are better. Here’s the video overview: We gave their deck designer a test-drive.

What is the deck designer and related plans?

The Deck Designer and related plans are to be used as an educational guide and not to be considered a finalized deck building plan. It is your responsibility to verify the accuracy and compliance with your local building codes and site conditions.

What is the best deck design software?

CadPro is a robust premium design software that can design pretty much anything including decks. Sadly many deck design software options don’t work very well or at all. We include them to maybe save you time. We also acknowledge that they may work on other browsers and so if you have another browser, they may be worth trying.

What can I do with deck designer?

Create as many deck designs as you can dream up! Experiment, modify and review your custom designs at any time. Deck Designer is supported on desktop and laptop browsers. For best results use Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Edge browsers. Choose from one of our inspired configurations. You can use the design as is or customize to get it just right.