10 Handy Guides to Help You Plan Your Deck

Project planning doesn’t have to be a chore, especially if you know where to begin and everything to include in your plan. We’ve compiled some of the Internet’s best resources to help you build a better deck.

1. How to Plan for Building a Deck by HGTV

Get ready for your deck project with these helpful tips on how to plan the building process.


2. How to Hire a Deck Builder by DecksDirect

Here are some tips to get the best outcome on your deck project with a professional builder.


3. Deck Planning Basics by Trex

Whether you’ll use your deck for big family BBQs or lazy-afternoon lounging, Trex makes it easy to plan, design and budget accordingly.



4. Understanding Deck Construction by HomeAdvisor

HomeAdvisor presents many excellent points to consider while planning your project.


5. How-to Guides by DecksDirect

From installing deck lights to choosing your balusters or understanding the differences in railing systems, we've got you covered.


6. Building a Deck by The Family Handyman

Learn how to build and maintain your deck with these DIY projects and tips.


7. Pinterest - The World’s Catalog of Ideas

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We’ve created a huge library of inspiring deck pins to help organize your ideas and share them with your builder.


8. Houzz - The New Way to Design Your Home

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Houzz is a popular online resource dedicated to helping people design their dream home. It’s also a great resource for searching for a qualified builder.


9. Customer-Submitted Photo Gallery by DecksDirect

Get inspiration for your project by browsing our Inspiration Gallery of Customer-Submitted photos.


10.DecksDirect’s YouTube Channel

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Our YouTube channel is filled with helpful product and how-to videos to help you choose and install your deck accessories.