Doing it right the second time

Kansas City TimberTech Pacific Walnut deckMost new homes come with a deck.  The builder often adds on a small deck at the end of the job in order to say the home has a deck. But, those “builder decks” often don’t fit the bill of what homeowners are looking for.

We recently built a new deck for homeowners in Lee’s Summit, MO. Their builder deck was small and tired. In rebuilding the area, their goal was to do it right this time around. They identified what their dream backyard would include and called on us to build it.

Lees Summit MO TimberTech deckThese homeowners decided on an elevated deck that was nearly 2.5 times the size of the original deck. They wanted to combine an element of style and a unique look with low maintenance and high durability so they used low-maintenance materials. The older deck was removed and we built the new deck with TimberTech low maintenance decking materials.

TimberTech deck Lees Summit MOFor the deck, we used TimberTech Pacific Walnut which is a very popular color in TimberTech’s Earthwoods line. They also selected TimberTech radiance railing with metal balusters and custom LED lights. LED lights not only have the best durability of any light on the market, but in addition provide a bright even light with low electricity usage. Black railing is very popular. It contrasts nicely with the deck color but it also provides more visibility to the back yard. Because of the dark color and slender profile, your eye is naturally drawn to what lies beyond the railing.

This outdoor living space was paired with a lower patio made with Belgard pavers.  The paver patio has custom steps leading down to it from the deck.

This family took their time and made sure to do it right the second time. They went from a tiny no frills deck to a full outdoor living area including a deck and paver patio.

Steve FolsomIf you are considering adding a new deck, porch, or other structure to your Kansas City area home, give us a call for a free consultation at (913) 851 – 3325. You can reach us via email at