With help from our friends at Hubcraft Timbermart, we redesigned and built our ultimate outdoor oasis!
Our deck was past its prime: dried out, rotting, and there was a lot of damage from a pool that had been taken down years ago. Not to mention, the wasps and other bugs that were making the hollow rotting boards their home! To say we weren’t enjoying our outdoor space to the fullest was an understatement! After being in this house for 6 years, it was time to have a deck that we wanted to spend time on!
The size of the deck was ok for us but we didn’t think we were maximizing the space we had to its full potential. Do we build the same as what’s there? Do we change the layout? How do we get started? We had so many questions!
Driving along Pictou Road one day, I see ‘It’s Deck Building Season!’ on the marquee outside of Hubcraft Timbermart, and figure it’s time to consult the experts.
We showed Jim and Marissa our pictures and chatted about what we thought we wanted our deck to look like. He was so thorough with his questions to help us determine the kind of deck we wanted – from the height and size, to functionality of the space, we covered all the bases! Jim did up a sketch, presented lots of different material options ( I had NO idea there were so many), and we made a plan! I can’t believe how easy the process was when we came in with no ideas.
Jim did up our material order and we arranged delivery- SO EASY! With that, we were off to the races! Of course, the demo revealed lots of fun surprises – like a vent hole under the patio door, which is why the deck was two different levels, and a wasp nest the size of a football!!! We chose to build the deck ourselves, but Timbermart also has a list of trusted contractors they can recommend to you!
Once our deck was demoed, a community garden project reached out to us to up-cycle some of the old wood for their garden boxes! It was great to see the wood reused to help such a great initiative!
After a lot of sweat, and only a little blood from me (I am so accident prone..), our beautiful deck project was complete!
We had a great debate on which side to have the pergola! After much debate, the left side won, and its the perfect spot for our hammocks!
We couldn’t be happier with our new deck and outdoor space. Hubcraft Timbermart was so easy to work with and helpful, we couldn’t have done this project without their help! For all your reno and building needs, be sure to check this amazing local business out!