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5 Custom Deck Boxes and Other Built-In Deck Features

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5 Custom Deck Boxes and Other Built-In Deck Features

If you’re looking to create the deck of your dreams, we have you covered. You can make the ultimate outdoor space using custom deck boxes and built-in deck features such as storage benches, seating, and outdoor kitchens.

If you’re thinking about maximizing your outdoor space, reach out to Dupont Decks today. We’ll help you create a custom deck that will add joy and memories to your home. 

We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about customizing your deck from seating areas to play spaces. Let’s jump in and see which custom deck boxes and other built-in features are best for your new deck.

1. Custom Deck Boxes and Planters Help You Enjoy Every Season

Built-in planter boxes in a gray patio.

When you imagine your new deck, you’re likely picturing beautiful planters filled with flowers and greenery. To create this look, consider adding custom deck boxes or planters. Our custom deck box maker can bring your planter visions to life.

A custom deck box is a long-lasting plant solution. They won’t chip and break, unlike cheap plastic planters or even expensive ceramic planters. Your deck should be a place to relax and enjoy. Little kids and breakable planters are not a good combination. This is added stress that you don’t need.

With custom deck boxes, your planters can be made with wood or composite decking materials that last for decades. These durable planters give a custom and built-in look. They are made in a wide variety of colors and stains to match your deck.

You can fill your deck boxes with colorful seasonal blooms and greenery in the summer months. In the fall, switch to mums and pumpkins. Replace your fall foliage with evergreens and pine for a festive and seasonal touch in the winter.

One of the best things about custom planters is that they can be easily changed to enjoy every season of the year.

2. Built-in Storage Helps Maximize Space

Built-in storage on a snowy deck.

There is almost never enough space anywhere in the house. This is also true for outdoor space. In Minnesota, you make the most of the warm and sunny months. This often means sports equipment, pool toys, sand toys, gardening tools, grilling accessories, and more.

Instead of constantly running to the shed or garage for what you need, you can build storage right into your deck. Everything has a safe place for storage in between uses. You can easily grab what you need and put it away quickly.

The same goes for outdoor furniture cushions and pillows on a rainy day. Create seating with storage underneath. You can easily toss the cushions in at the end of the day. Store them all winter and help keep them protected from the cold and snow.

3. Custom Seating Helps You Create Entertainment Zones

A deck is a sizeable addition to your living space. The extra seating and entertainment space add some significant value to your home. This is why it’s always important to give some thought to the different entertainment areas on your deck.

Think about how you’ll use your deck most. Maybe you’d like a large outdoor table with built-in seating for all your family and friends. You could also create a bar area or a relaxing space to watch kids play or sit by the fire.

Whatever you’re dreaming of, we can help create custom seating solutions that help bring them to life. Built-in seating also helps you maximize your space. In small spaces, bulky chairs can be replaced with custom benches with built-in storage.

4. Built-in Play Makes Fun for the Whole Family

If you have small children, a custom deck can also include fun elements designed for play. Think about a built-in sandbox, a screened-in porch, or a four-season room that gives them more room to play inside and out.

Consider all the extra play and recreational space a new deck or sunroom can provide. You can include built-in deck boxes to store toys, sporting equipment, and more. Imagine playing pool in a four-season room or an extra hang-out room without any mosquitos on a screened-in porch.

We can create a custom deck around your pool, connected to a play space, and more. Everyone in your family will enjoy your new deck, from age one to a hundred. Whether you’re looking for a game room, extra living space, or a playroom, don’t discount adding on to your outdoor space.

5. Create a Cooking Space with Our Design Team

A built-in grill in a deck or patio.

Outdoor kitchens allow you to cook and entertain while enjoying the great outdoors. You’ll get a major bonus space when you add a built-in kitchen, grill, fridge, or wet bar. An outdoor kitchen gives you more room to entertain family and friends, enjoy time together, and bring mealtime outside.

Imagine extra cooler space for drinks for parties. Or a large grill with enough room for a big family meal and a sink that can double as an ice bucket. The possibilities are endless when it comes to custom decks and entertaining.

Use Custom Deck Boxes and Built-in Features to Create the Ultimate Deck

Built-ins such as custom deck boxes, planters, storage benches, and outdoor kitchens are amazing additions to your deck. Our design team can help you create the deck, four-season room, or screened-in porch of your dreams. We have built-in solutions for everything from food prep to storage.

If you’re ready to kick off your new deck project, contact Dupont Decks to create a deck with unique, custom features or to add these features to existing decks/patios. Let’s get you a beautiful new outdoor space you can enjoy all year long.


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