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All decks are beautiful and enhance the look and enjoyment of the homes they adorn. But, one of our favorite things to do is add custom features that really make your deck unique. Many of our homeowners aren’t aware of all of the options we can provide. Here are some of our favorite custom features to make your deck uniquely beautiful and functional.

Ways to Get that Custom Look for Your Deck  

Custom touches are a great way to get that wow look that sets your outdoor entertainment area apart from the rest. Some features are more aesthetic and others serve a practical function as well. Here are some of our favorites:

Architectural Screen Walls 

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Architectural screen walls are our secret weapon for privacy and panache. Adding an architectural screen wall creates the illusion of a room. Your space will feel cozier, more tranquil, and relaxing. Not only will a screen wall serve to create your own private retreat, it also gives you a platform to stage off of. As basic as a wall sounds, this simple addition adds so much in so many ways and will change how you use the space.

Built-in Seating

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Built-in seating obviously serves a practical purpose by creating more places for people to sit without requiring more furniture. It’s a great way to increase the capacity of your deck without expanding the footprint. It will make your deck seem bigger and more spacious as well. Having extra seating is never a problem and when it’s not being used, it looks amazing because it blends right in.







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The thing I like the most about pergolas is that they create the feeling of a room but cost much less than adding an enclosed space. Because pergolas are essentially the bare bones of an enclosure, they don’t cost nearly as much to build. A pergola will be ⅓ to ½ of the cost of a roofed enclosure. They are a great way to enhance your deck without increasing the cost too much. We are happy to help you create a deck budget and show you creative ways to stay within it.

Small Touches That Make a Big Difference in Your Deck

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We love to recommend smaller, less expensive touches that give you a lot of bang for your buck. Things like accent lighting, deck railing, picture framing, swinging beds, and flooring design all create an upscale, custom feel that takes your space to the next level. Small, built-in changes like installing your decking on an angle, adding a center design within the floor or even on a wall will create a focal point that takes it from ordinary to outstanding. We love the table built around a tree above. Let us know how you plan to use your deck space and we’ll help you design the deck of your dreams.

Don’t Discount Furniture and Softscaping

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When it comes to ambiance, don’t underestimate the furniture and decor. They make a huge impact on the vibe your space gives off. The furniture style, colors, patterns, and fabrics you choose, all set a tone. Light and airy fabrics in soft colors say tranquility, while heavier fabrics in neutral colors feel more formal. Bright colors with beads and fringe create a playful Bohemian vibe. From cushions and curtains to rugs and pillows, you can make your deck say posh, party, or peaceful. And don’t forget to add some plants for a pop of color!

If you need help designing a deck for your home, give us a call. We want every space we create to be something special that you will enjoy for years to come. Creative Concepts & Design is the best, highest quality, most affordable, most reliable, owner operated pergola & deck builder in the Kansas City area. Call Creative Concepts and Design at (816) 301-0275 or contact us online. Schedule a design meeting and we’ll give you a free quote.


Caleb Hunt in Kansas City, MO on Houzz  
5559 NW Barry Road #442
Kansas City MO 64154

Creative Concepts & Design LLC – Kansas City's Highest Rated Deck & Pergola Builder