What’s better than a beautiful deck to enjoy the hot summer months? Here’s one suggestion: a hot tub that allows you to wind down and relax after a long day in the sun. Of course, the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, you can especially enjoy the benefits of a hot tub if you incorporate it into your deck. And when you decide to do just that, here are 5 things to keep in mind.
1) Plan The Placement Of Your Hot Tub
First, you have to make sure you know exactly where in your yard and deck you want the hot tub to live. This placement may be secondary at first thoughts, but can actually make a big difference in how you get to enjoy it once it’s finished.
For example, you will probably want your hot tub to be close to the house to maximize efficiency when needing to go in for a quick swim. In addition choosing sun vs. shade is important, just as understanding where you will have maximum privacy. Of course, the deck into which you plan to integrate the hot tub matters as well.
2) How Do You Want To Incorporate It?
Are you looking for steps from your deck to your hot tub, or do you prefer an alternative in which its top is level with your deck? In other words, would you rather step up into or down into your hot tub?
Your decision in this matter will also become important when you design your deck. You’ll want a space that accommodates your needs, but also what will become most comfortable for you.
3) Planning The Area Around The Hot Tub
Next start thinking about the activities you plan to engage in before, during, and after you enjoy your hot tub and design your deck accordingly. If you are looking for it to add to your enjoyment of the sun, a sunbathing area makes sense. If you are looking to enjoy adult beverages while soaking, a refrigerator and/or bar area may be your preferred choice.
4) Design A Deck Around The Hot Tub
Ultimately, incorporating a hot tub into your deck design can take one of two shapes: you either look to build a hot tub into an existing deck, or you design an entire deck to fit your hot tub and allow you to take advantage of it to the fullest degree.
The above variables focus on incorporating a hot tub into your existing deck. If, on the other hand, you build your entire deck to accommodate the hot tub, your possibilities increase exponentially. No matter your desires and specifications, you can build a deck that makes the most of your hot tub.
5) The Importance Of The Right Materials
Even the most well-designed hot tub and deck will not last long if you don’t have the right materials. Fortunately, with Chic lumber, you don’t have to worry about that. Contact us today to find out what materials your deck needs to accommodate your hot tub.