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Building a deck low to the ground with no railing needed

As a homeowner, you may be looking for ways to improve your outdoor space. A deck low to the ground is a great way to do that. Find out more.

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Building a deck low to the ground with no railing needed

This deck was low enough to the ground for no railing. This is an excellent way to go for a wide open view and unobstructed floorplan.

As a homeowner, you may be looking for ways to improve your outdoor space. A deck is a great way to do that, and if you’re looking for a low-maintenance option, consider building your deck close to the ground with no railing needed.

Building a deck like this is simpler than you may think, and it can save you money on materials. It’s also a great deck if you have young children and don’t want to have to worry about their safety around the deck.

We recently completed such a deck in Bellevue, WA and installed embedded deck lighting to illuminate the stairs.

Low risers, no deck railing

With this specific, it was low enough to the ground for no railing. This is an excellent way to go for a wide-open view and unobstructed floor plan.

One of the first things we ask our clients is how high off the ground they would like their deck to be. As you can see there, this client opted for a deck that was quite close to the ground, which means it didn’t need to have railing installed – all it needed was a few well-considered steps leading to the ground below.

The benefits of a deck that is low to the ground

  • You’ll save money on materials: If you opt for a low-maintenance deck with no railing, you’ll save on the cost of materials.
  • It can provide an unobstructed view: A low deck with no railing means there’s nothing in the way of your view.
  • You’ll have a deck that creates a more open feel: If you have a small outdoor space, building a low deck can make it feel larger and more open.

A low deck creates a great opportunity for lighting

With a deck low to the ground, you have a great opportunity to add lighting to illuminate each stair. This can create a really impressive effect and make your deck safer to use at night.

This will create a unique outdoor ambiance as you enjoy your deck while looking out at the view beyond, with the stair lighting illuminating the area around the deck.

Tips for preserving your deck

Here are a few tips to consider that will assist you in ensuring your deck lasts the ages.

  1. Regularly sweep and hose off your deck to remove dirt, pollen, and debris.
  2. If you have potted plants on your deck, make sure to regularly water them so they don’t dry out and start to drop leaves and dirt onto the deck surface.
  3. Once a year, give your deck a good cleaning with a power washer or by hand using a deck cleaner made specifically for composite or wood decks.
  4. Take a close look at your deck often to look for signs of damage, such as broken boards or nails that are loose, and repair them as soon as possible.
  5. If you live in an area where it gets cold in the winter, consider putting down some non-slip mats or covering your deck to protect it from the snow and ice.
  6. Contact a reliable decking company to assess your deck once a year and consider any maintenance that is required. They’ll look for things like loose nails or boards, and they can also clean and stain your deck to keep it looking its best.

Create the deck of your dreams with 3 Brothers Decking

3 Brothers Decking is a family-owned and operated business that has been building custom decks in the Seattle area for many years. We specialize in creating unique outdoor spaces that are tailored to our client’s needs and preferences.

Here’s why we are a preferred decking contractor in Washington and Northern Idaho.

  • We offer a wide range of services, from design to construction to staining and sealing.
  • We use high-quality materials and construction methods to build decks that last.
  • We create custom designs to suit each client’s individual needs and tastes.
  • We offer fair and competitive pricing.
  • We are experienced and knowledgeable about all aspects of deck building, from the initial design to the final finish.

If you’re interested in having a new deck built, or if you need your existing deck repaired or refinished, contact 3 Brothers Decking today. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation and estimate.

You can contact us at (425) 505-5282 (Bellevue) or (509) 998-6522 (Spokane). If you’d like to discuss your outdoor living space improvement, you can also do so by sending us a message on our free consultation page.

You can also take a look at our various deck lighting options, whether that be for your stairs on your deck that are low to the ground or for a deck that is raised high off the backyard below.

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When it comes to building a deck, you want 3 Brothers Decking. We proudly serve Western Washington, including the Greater Seattle Area, and Northern Idaho with deck installation that brings safety, strength, and style to your outdoor living space. Our design and build services bring knowledge, experience, and top-notch service to you at a competitive price.

With a 3 Brothers deck, your home's value, function, and style will be significantly improved. We'll be there for you every step of the way: we can help you budget, design, build, and decorate the outdoor space of your dreams!

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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.

Our services include:

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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