Patio Season has arrived! Now it’s time to create your outdoor oasis. When designing your new deck, it’s easy to get caught up in the cosmetic details. You begin creating pinterest boards with planters, pergolas, colors, and everything else that will make your new deck look amazing. But in the end, no matter what you put on it, a deck is still a deck-- a long, flat walking surface. So here’s why your BIGGEST design decision should be the type of material you will use. Not to mention, the material you use is the largest factor in how much your new deck will cost you.