A private deck off your master bedroom is a swanky addition to consider when you're designing your custom home. An addition of this nature after the fact would be costly and disruptive, so if you've always dreamed of having a private deck onto which you can step from your bedroom, now is the time to make it a reality. You'll want to work closely with your builder to ensure that the private deck is exactly how you want it to be. A big thing to consider is its size, which you can think about based on how you want to use the deck. You should also think about what design features you want to include. Here are some suggestions.
A gas fireplace on your private deck will provide two things — a cozy ambiance and some warmth when you need it. If you envision using the private deck not only during the summer but also during months that aren't as warm, it's nice to have a way to take the chill out of the area. A gas fireplace can accomplish this goal, as well as provide the visual appeal that you want. Additionally, if you choose to have a two-sided gas fireplace installed, you'll be able to enjoy it from the other side while you're in your bedroom.
While there's nothing wrong with making your private deck out of wood, you may wish to explore composite decking with your custom builder. This material is desirable because of its durability. While wooden decking can require refinishing and will eventually rot, these concerns aren't a reality when you have the composite alternative. Furthermore, you can buy composite decking in a multitude of colors, so you shouldn't have any difficulty finding a style that suits your idea for the private deck.
Sun shades are another valuable addition to your private deck. Depending on how it's built, it may be positioned under an overhang. In the latter scenario, you may not want the full sun hitting the deck when you're enjoying lounging on it. With a built-in sun shade, you can extend the shade and get some shelter from the sun's rays, as well as some privacy if you have nosy neighbors. Your custom builder can talk to you about the specific approach that is smart to take with each of the above elements, as well as guide you on choosing any other features that will make your private deck an enjoyable place to spend your time.
For more information, contact your local home builders today!