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Deck with covered space, cable railing, and fencing in Maple Valley, WA

When a Maple Valley, WA, homeowner wanted a deck that would expand their usable outdoor space without blocking their gorgeous backyard views, there was only one option. This sizable deck-and-covered-space combo completely redefined the home’s aesthetic, as you can see in the drone video. What’s more, it did so without feeling overly imposing or placing limitations on a growing family.

This project was fun because we got to explore a fresh twist on a classic design. Although second-floor decks are nothing new, this one includes a few features that make it special.

Unlike many decks, this one naturally divides the space it occupies into multiple sections. By extending some areas further than others, we successfully realized an organic feeling of self-organization. We were also able to mirror the profile of the nice stone patio below, tying everything together in a fashion that looked as if the house and deck had been designed together from the start.

For instance, the two protruding end sections naturally lend themselves to brunches, cookouts, and general hang-out sessions. By contrast, the middle zones act as a space for foot traffic. In other words, this deck is an ideal stress-free dinner party spot.

Although it’s always up to the homeowner how to arrange their deck furniture, we thought this layout would be the easiest to manage. We took the central location of the door and adjacent bay window into consideration and went with the flow. As an added bonus, this left plenty of space for a staircase that didn’t jut out into the yard.

Making the most of what we were working with also helped give the finished result a better sense of balance with the house. While extending the central area was technically a feasible option, doing so might have looked a bit overwhelming.

All-Weather Deck Cover

This choice started making even more sense when we considered one of this project’s standout elements: the all-weather covered space. It was only logical to add the gable close to the sliding doors – The shorter trip is a big plus in rainy conditions. The protruding window and wall to either side of the gable also created a cozy little niche to help keep the wind and sun at bay.

We’ll admit that some of these choices were practical. For instance, the large window at one end didn’t really leave space to attach the new gabled deck cover to the house there. In other spots, the eaves of the existing roof might have gotten in the way. Our solution ended up being the best option to accommodate the home’s profile while expanding the space as much as possible.

You might not have noticed one of the coolest aesthetic elements of this deck, which actually means we did our job right. We’re talking, of course, about the cable railing.

Custom Deck Cable Railing

finished balcony stairway with gate

Light yet strong, cable railing is perfect for projects where unobstructed views are a priority. It makes it equally easy to appreciate the gorgeous trees and backyard from the deck itself or from inside. At the same time, it doesn’t steal the show from the beautiful composite decking.

finished deck balcony stairway with cable railing gate

Speaking of wooden posts, did you notice the split-rail fence near the property’s edge? We really liked this rustic look, so we thought it’d be cool to do something more modern with the deck railing for enhanced visual contrast. The effect came out better than we’d hoped, and the homeowner was super enthused too.

matching see through cable railing gate

Cable-style railing is also great for entrances. Since it’s so light, you don’t need a lot of force to swing the gate open or shut – continuing the overall ease-of-use theme. At the same time, it’s more than sturdy enough to serve as a stable barrier at the top of the stairs. The combined effect keeps the deck safer for those using it, as well as discouraging random passersby from inviting themselves to dinner parties.

open gate looking down deck stairs

Another cool understated element of this style of railing is that the cable fixtures remain visible at the end posts. It gives it a kind of industrial aesthetic whose irregularity adds flair without being too distracting.

deck railing angled around viewpoint

Also worth noting is the fact that minimalistic railing equals minimal maintenance. We’re proud to say the property owner will never have to repaint or re-stain this cable railing, which is a far cry from what they’d be in for with a wooden alternative. They get to focus on enjoying their home makeover instead of worrying about how they’ll keep it pristine.

deck covered viewpoint with stairway

This project was a whole lot of fun to conceptualize and execute. Although it took some doing to get everything just the way the homeowner (and our inner design nerds) wanted, the effort proved to be worth it. When all was said and done, we transformed this home’s exterior into a more functional entertaining, dining, and outdoor living space.

high balcony deck with stairway
maple valley covered space viewpoint deck

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Deck improvements can return 100% of the price you pay for your deck.

According to the 2018 Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors patios can recover 102% of their building costs on average.  The 2016 version of this report found that the recoup rate was as high as 106%. Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost Vs. Value Report found in 2007 that adding a wooden deck is the most cost-effective home improvement project for a mid-range home.

To view more projects using our deck construction services, view our project gallery or our blog feed.

To learn more about our deck services and to book your free consultation, contact us, or give us a call at (425) 505-5282 (Bellevue) or (509) 998-6522 (Spokane).

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We are proud to offer our customers in Washington, North Idaho, and Bay area the full package. This includes expert craftsmanship, friendly customer service, and quality building materials.

Our experienced team has all of the knowledge and skills needed to ensure your satisfaction in every project we do. With us, you don't have to worry about a thing - from the very beginning of the project planning process all the way through to its completion and beyond.

We take pride in being reliable and organized so that each job is completed on time while meeting all of your highest expectations. There's a good reason that hundreds of homeowners across Washington state choose us for all their decking needs.

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We specialize in all aspects of deck services such as repair, installation, and maintenance for homeowners across Washington, North Idaho, and the Bay areas. We strive to ensure that your dream project is properly taken care of from start to finish. All projects are guided by qualified professionals who take pride in customer satisfaction.

No matter the size of your project, we will provide you with the best quality craftsmanship available to create a deck that suits your personal tastes and needs.

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Deck construction and installation

Our team of decking specialists is some of the best in Washington state, having planned and constructed hundreds of decks. We build decks that are tailored to the specific needs and wants of each individual customer, ensuring that you get exactly what you desire.

Our customers choose us for many reasons. First and foremost, we make sure to use only the highest-quality decking materials and construction techniques. Our goal is to build decks that last and that add value to a home.

We are also extremely passionate about what we do, with a proven track record of success. As a family-owned business, we take great pride in designing and building decks that stand the test of time. Follow our journey by visiting our deck blog.

Deck railing systems

Transform your deck into a stylish and secure outdoor oasis with the perfect railing system. At 3 Brothers Decking, we provide a wide range of tailor-made railing choices for decks, all designed to complement the aesthetic of your home and deck.

We offer a range of railing options, all designed to match the rest of your home and deck. You can opt for cable railing, glass railing, aluminum railing, or natural wood railing.

Each type of railing offers something different, whether you want an unobstructed view with frameless glass railings or a natural look with wooden options. For those seeking a low-maintenance option with great longevity, aluminum may be the option for you.

We understand that each of our customers has different needs, and as such will add an outdoor railing system that will complement the rest of your property.

Deck cover installation

Extending your roof or building an awning over your deck creates a safe covered space in all seasons, especially winter and summer.

We build deck covers, pergolas, awnings, automatic-pergolas, gazebos, and more to keep your deck out of the damp rain and heavy sun.

Home siding installation

If you are looking to improve the exterior of your home, consider using home siding. We have been repairing and constructing siding for many years, becoming the preferred supplier for hundreds of homeowners in the Washington and North Idaho area.

Our expertise spans a wide range of materials, from classic wood to sleek aluminum. Our mission is to provide you with not only the best functional solution but also one that adds to the overall beauty of your home. We'll work with you every step of the way to ensure the materials, colors, finishes, and textures are just right for your unique vision.

Deck lighting installation

Lighting can help bring your deck to life and enhance the mood of your outdoor space. With the right deck lighting, you'll have an impressive space in which to enjoy and entertain day and night.

At 3 Brothers Decking, we offer a variety of deck lighting options. From traditional lighting to modern LED lights, we have the perfect fit for you. Our team is experienced in customizing the right lighting solution that meets your budget and style.

Whether you want subtle illumination or a bold effect, our deck lighting experts will work with you to create a stunning outdoor ambiance.

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