When building your custom deck, you’ll need to give consideration to a few key design choices, such as the deck layout, materials, and color. One other consideration you should think about is the width of your deck boards.
Many homeowners choose a standard width for their deck, which is usually 5.5 inches wide. However, there are different deck board widths to consider for decking. You may even decide that you like the look of multi-width decking.
If you’re looking for a unique way to transform your backyard, a custom, multi-width deck is a great way to add more living space for you and your family.
Benefits of Multi-Width Decking
Using boards of different widths is a great way to build a visually appealing deck. Multi-width decking allows you to create contrast without using different board colors. For example, you can use wide boards to frame your deck. Or, you can arrange narrow boards to create different seating areas on your deck. This idea can be a fun alternative to adding an outdoor rug, as multi-width decking can create the illusion of a floor or area rug.
Multi-width decking also adds an upscale feel to your backyard, similar to hardwood floors inside your home. Geometric arrangements or other unique deck layouts can make your deck look and feel luxurious.
For a one-of-a-kind deck, consider using a design that incorporates multi-width boards.
Design Tips and Ideas
Are you interested in a multi-width deck? Here are some design tips and ideas as you think about what you want.
- Wide deck boards draw the eyes outward, which can give your deck the illusion that it’s larger.
- Make your deck feel warm and inviting with geometric inlays for a seating area.
- Create built-in benches or seating areas with wide boards that blend with the rest of your deck.
- Create a pinstripe effect by combining narrow boards with standard or wide boards.
- If you like a herringbone design, use narrow-width deck boards.
- Add more contrast to your deck with multi-width deck boards in different colors.
How Breyer Construction Can Help
Designs can range in complexity when using multi-width boards, so it’s best to work with an experienced deck builder. Breyer Construction clients can choose from three deck board widths or mix more than one to create a unique look. We offer deck boards in these widths:
- Narrow: 3.50 inches
- Standard: 5.50 inches
- Wide: 7.25 inches
Not only are we experts in custom deck construction, but we also have years of industry-leading design expertise. We provide custom 3D designs for each of our clients. This allows them to see the difference that multi-deck boards can make in their outdoor living space. You can also view our design gallery for examples of projects that we’ve completed. With Breyer Construction, your design options are limitless!
Ready to transform your outdoor living space? Contact Breyer Construction to start building your custom deck.