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Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | Jun 19, 2013

Six Reasons to Want to Build a Deck

These six reasons are good enough reasons to want to build a deck.

These six reasons are good enough reasons to want to build a deck. The next step is to actually call a carpenter and tell him that you want to build a deck. A licensed carpenter should be able to answer your questions about building a deck, from design and permits to lumber and costs. What are you waiting for? Just look at these amazing decks, and you'll know that it's A-OK to want to build a deck.

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Reason number one to want to build a deck: Give yourself a view, even if it's just a view of your backyard. (Photo: Wonderlane/Flickr Creative Commons.)

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Reason number two to want to build a deck: Give yourself some room to spread out. (Photo: andrewmalone/Flickr Creative Commons.)

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Reason number three to want to build a deck: A deck gives you a private place to relax outside. (Photo: M. Kelley/Flickr Creative Commons.)

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Reason number four to want to build a deck: A deck can double as a home office on nice days. (Photo: jcsdesigner/istockphoto.com.)

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Reason number five to want to build a deck: A deck can increase usable outdoor space on a steeply sloped property. (Photo: kschulze/istockphoto.com.)

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Reason number six to want to build a deck: A deck gives you a place to experiment with color and unusually shaped furniture. It's a whole room where decor rules don't apply. (Photo: haveseen/istockphoto.com.)

Chaya Kurtz writes for Networx.com.

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