building a deck

A perfect deck will marry the right material, design and functionality

If you’re building a deck this summer, you’re probably already well into the decision-making process. But before you hammer your first nail or tighten the first bolt, you may want to consider these three tips for building a better deck.

For the best decks, consider how you will use the space and how much time and cost you want to spend on annual maintenance.

Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance columnist and real estate expert. She specializes in creating editorial content that uses data to help home buyers, sellers and investors make smarter real estate decisions.