What is the average size of a deck? We get asked this quite often and this question raises more questions.
If you define “average” by the deck most people get when they buy a home, you would get an answer of somewhere between a 10′ x 12′ and 12′ x 16′ as these are the most popular sizes that builders include on houses with crawl spaces.
Most decks are actually enlarged or built after a homeowner takes occupancy to fit their needs. This is where the appropriate questions come in. How many people will typically occupy the deck on any given weekend? How many people live in the house? What are your outdoor living lifestyle preferences? What other amenities will there need to be space for on your deck? Will you place a grill, a hot tub, a water feature, a fire feature? What about outdoor furniture? Will you plan on eating meals and therefore need to consider the shape and size of your table?
These are the questions that should be answered rather than what is the average size deck! We are professional design/ build consultants that can help you design your deck by giving you all of the considerations. For more information, you can go to http://charlotte.archadeck.com/