Custom Decks

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Beautiful Custom Decks

At Barrett Outdoors, luxury custom decks are our passion. Our decks not only expand your outdoor living space but also elevate your property’s aesthetics and provide a serene retreat in your backyard.

Barrett Outdoors is dedicated to crafting unique, personalized outdoor living spaces tailored to your lifestyle and preferences, emphasizing quality craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail from design to construction.

Explore the endless possibilities for your outdoor space with our custom deck solutions.

Photo of a custom deck with a pergola and outdoor living room.

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Advantages of a Luxury Custom Deck

When it comes to decking options for your New Jersey home, choosing a custom solution from Barrett Outdoors offers a number of advantages that will elevate your outdoor living experience to new heights. Here’s why a custom deck is the ultimate choice for you:

Designing the Dream Deck You’ve Always Wanted

The color palette of your deck plays a pivotal role in creating the desired ambiance. Harmonize your deck with your home’s exterior and express your personal style through the selection of complementary colors that bring your vision to life.

Lighting is paramount and not to be overlooked because it serves both practical and stylistic purposes. Proper deck lighting will allow you to safely navigate the structure after dark and add ambience. From a stylistic standpoint, post lights, stair riser lights, and uplights provide an array of lighting options to suit your preferences.

We understand that maintenance is a crucial consideration for the longevity of your deck. That’s why we recommend materials, such as composite decking, that require minimal upkeep, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your deck and less time maintaining it.

At Barrett Outdoors, we believe in making your dream deck a reality without compromising on quality. Our expert team will work closely with you to ensure your project aligns with your budget, guaranteeing an exquisite outdoor paradise that exceeds your expectations.

Crafting a custom luxury deck that surpasses your wildest dreams begins with thoughtful consideration. Visualize how you want to utilize your deck. Do you want to entertain guests, unwind in peaceful seclusion, or host exquisite dining experiences? This will allow us to tailor the design to your unique desires and specific needs.

Contemplating the layout of your deck is important. Determine whether you desire a single-level structure, a multi-level masterpiece that adds depth and dimension to your outdoor space, or a rooftop deck that gives you spectacular views of your surroundings.

Carefully selecting the type of deck railings will not only enhance safety but also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal.

Selecting Your Decking Material

When it comes to creating and designing your perfect deck, take time to understand the different kinds of decking materials and which one is right for your home. In recent years, there has been a shift in homeowners preferring composite decking materials because of their long-term benefits.

Traditional Wood Decks

For those who appreciate the timeless beauty of natural wood, traditional wood decks offer the choice of hardwood or exotic woods. This allows you to select a wood based on its natural color, texture, cost, and availability. With wood decks, you also have the flexibility to stain or paint the boards in your preferred colors. To protect them from the elements, it is recommended to use a strong sealant against rain, wind, and sun.

Wood decking has its advantages, including its natural and warm appearance, potentially lower initial cost, and environmental friendliness if sustainably sourced. However, it does require regular maintenance and is susceptible to issues such as rot, decay, insect damage, fading, warping, and splintering over time.

Popular Composite Decks

Composite decks have become increasingly popular for their eco-friendly qualities. Made from a combination of wood fiber or minerals and recycled plastic, composite materials offer a sustainable decking option. They also allow for the creation of unique deck patterns, such as herringbone or chevron, which can enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space.

The benefits of composite decking include lower maintenance requirements and overall investment compared to wood. Composite materials are resistant to rotting, fading, staining, and splintering, often accompanied by longer warranties and greater longevity. Although the initial investment for composite decks might be higher at first, their minimal maintenance and repair needs result in long-term cost savings, making them a more cost-effective option over time.

Maintenance Requirements

When it comes to maintenance, natural wood decks require periodic cleaning, staining, sealing, and potential repairs due to weathering and insect damage. Composite materials demand minimal upkeep, typically only needing occasional cleaning with soap and water to maintain their appearance.

Whether you prefer the classic elegance of natural wood or the low-maintenance benefits of composite materials, we can help you create a stunning outdoor space that suits your style and needs.

Deck Features and Enhancements

As you explore what kind of design you want for your deck project, there are several deck features that will enhance the functionality and visual appeal of your chosen material, whether natural wood or composite:

Outdoor kitchen and dining area

lets you savor meals with your loved ones while basking in the beauty of nature. Entertain friends and guests in style.

Built-in seating

offers not only convenience but also a sleek and cohesive look. Seamlessly integrated into the overall deck design, they provide both comfort and sophistication.

Fireplaces and fire pits

can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Gather around the flickering flames and enjoy the company of friends and family.

Outdoor lighting

extends the usability of your deck into the evening and adds a touch of enchantment to your surroundings, creating a magical atmosphere.

Deck Railings

Customize railings and balusters with various materials, styles, and colors to complement your deck design and ensure safety for you and your guests.

Louvered Roofs, Pavilions and Pergolas

Add a shade structure to create a comfortable, shaded dry area.

Privacy screens

provide seclusion and create a more intimate setting for your deck, allowing you to relax comfortably and enjoy your outdoor living environment.

Custom Decks FAQs

Generally, yes. Custom decks can be designed in various shapes and sizes to fit specific landscapes, preferences, and functional requirements. However, local building codes and property boundaries may impose some limitations.
Custom decks can include various features, such as built-in seating, planters, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, lighting, multi-levels, or integrated hot tubs. The possibilities depend largely on your preferences and budget.
Maintenance considerations depend on the materials used. Wood decks require regular cleaning, staining, and sealing, while composite decks need less maintenance but should still be cleaned regularly to maintain their appearance.