The layout and design of the dock is the second most important thing after deciding on a constructions material, which is a topic for another post. Right now, our focus is on the aesthetics and the minor additions that give your dock a luxurious look.
The best way to design a dock precisely the way you like it is by investing in Do It Yourself docks. These docks come in parts with their railings and gangways. If you find the process a bit overwhelming, you can take help from professionals and work together.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at a few dock designs:
1. A Curved Dock
Most docks are straight that lead the pathway from the shoreline to the lake. From a 45° to 90° curve, you can give your dock a unique look that will set it apart from the other docks in the area. Keep foot traffic in mind when deciding on the dock’s size.
A great way to find out what size would work best is to focus on the activities the dock will be used for. For example, if you have kids, they may like to ride their bike on it or sit at the edge with their friends to watch the sunset.
2. Covered Dock
What are your thoughts on a covered floating dock? We have already discussed the benefits of a floating dock in our previous blogs, so we will not go into any detail. As for the covered part… that’s where the design comes in.
A covered dock offers you plenty of design options such as a seating area, a small shed for storing your boating and fishing gear, convenient places to install seats and iceboxes, a cleaning station for fish, etc. The possibilities are endless!
3. T-Shaped Multipurpose Dock
A T-shaped dock offers you multiple décor options. You can use one side of the dock for your boats and get the other side constructed broader in shape for a seating area. You can also install slides for the kids to have a little fun when swimming in the lake. When choosing this design option, keep the color palette neutral so that you can coordinate your canopy covers and furniture with the dock.
When choosing accessories to design the dock, make sure they follow a theme. Do not stuff in items just because you think they are of importance. Keep in mind the functionality of the accessory and then add it to your design plan.
Nor Col EZ Dock offers different types of plastic docks in Manitoba. They have every option from floating docks to PWC ports, Do It Yourself docks, covered floating docks, kayak docks, and canoe docks. If you decide to take the DIY route, they have professionals who will assist you in the process. For more information, call (800) 654-8168.