Client Background And Project Initiation

Client Name: John and Collien Deutinger
Project Location: Belvidere, IL


John and Collien Deutinger decided to get a new deck because their old deck was falling apart and hard to maintain. They wanted a safer and bigger outdoor space where they could relax and spend time with family and friends.

This project was about more than just a new deck; it was about creating a place they could continue to enjoy using with each other, their family, and their friends.

Project Timeline:

Older couple signing a contract

Signed 2/22/24

The Deutinger's deck before

Started 3/7/24

The Deutinger's new deck in Belvidere, IL

Completed 3/12/24

Requirements And Constraints



Design, Materials, And Execution

Design Approach:

The design process was all about creating a deck that felt spacious and safe while still looking beautiful.

Our design team worked hand-in-hand with the Deutingers, really listening to their needs and ideas so they could create a deck they loved. They wanted to make sure the new deck was not just functional but also a reflection of John and Collien’s taste and style.

Every detail was carefully considered to ensure the final plan brought their vision to life, creating a space where they could make lasting memories with loved ones.

Material Selection:

Special Features:

Construction Challenges And Solutions

Challenges Faced:

During construction, our team encountered the challenge of fitting the new deck seamlessly within the Deutingers’ existing backyard layout while maximizing usable space.

Additionally, with the deck facing west, it would receive a lot of sun, so we had to carefully select materials to ensure both durability and comfort. The materials couldn’t get too hot nor could they be too bright.

Solutions Implemented:

Transformation And Outcome

Impact Of The Deutinger’s New Deck In Belvidere:

The new deck has transformed John and Collien Deutinger’s outdoor space in Belvidere, providing them with a safe and spacious area to enjoy their backyard with themselves, their family, and their friends.

The heat-mitigating properties of the Trex Transcend Lineage line ensure the deck remains comfortable during hot afternoons, while the traditional railings offer both safety and aesthetic appeal.

John and Collien are thrilled with their new deck in Belvidere, appreciating the seamless blend of functionality and style. They can now enjoy their outdoor space without worrying about maintenance or safety issues, making it a perfect spot for family gatherings and relaxation.

This project showcases how careful material selection and thoughtful design can overcome challenges to create a beautiful, functional outdoor space. The Deutingers’ new deck in Belvidere not only meets their practical needs but also enhances the aesthetic appeal of their home, providing lasting value and enjoyment.

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