How to install low voltage deck lights
Do you want your deck facing east, so you can enjoy the sunrise in the morning. Or would you rather it facing west, so you can view the sunset. When choosing which way you deck will face, think about how much sun it will get and whether you might need a solid roof to create shade.
An important thing to think about is how high you want your deck to be. There are two options. You can build it so that you have steps leading down onto your outside deck. Or there are low-level decks, which are the same level as your floor and can give you more space.
Before you start digging, where you're going to put your deck, make sure you know what's below. Check there aren't any underground power cables, or water and gas pipes. Hitting and cutting into any of these can not only be dangerous but also expensive. Most utilities have a number you can call to find out where cables and pipes are in your area.
The other thing to consider is what's on top of the ground. If you have a cement slab you'll need to think about how to remove it before sinking your footings.
Your deck will be an important addition to you backyard, so work out how you want it to look so it matches the rest of your home. There are lots of different designs and styles of deck, made from different materials.