Dock Design Ideas To Get More From Your Lakeside Property And More Family Fun On The Water Next Summer

19 November 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you have lakefront property, one of the things that it may be missing is a good dock design. Docks can include features like boathouses, lifts, and recreation features for summer fun. They can also be floating, fixed, or adjustable to adapt docks to water levels. The following dock design ideas are some of the options you will want to consider for family fun on the water next summer:

1. Two-Story Boathouse Dock for Enjoying the Water and Parking Your Boat

If you have a boat that you use for skiing and other watersports during the warm months, it can be a hassle to put it in and take it out of the water. Therefore, you may want to have a structure on the water to keep your boat safe. Your dock can include a boathouse with a lift, as well as an upper deck surface for swimming and entertaining by the water.

2. Floating Docks That Are Never Out of The Water to Enjoy the Lake, Even When Levels Are Low

The water levels of lakes can vary throughout the year and during summer droughts. Sometimes, the water is close to the shore of your property, and at other times, it may be further away. Therefore, you may want a floating dock that will always be on the water, no matter if the water level is lower. These can be floating features of a fixed structure or floating docks that are anchored to the shore and can be moved when needed.

3. Adjustable Dock Features That Allow You to Move Your Dock According to Water Levels When Needed

In addition to floating docks, there are also adjustable docks that can be moved or have their height adjusted according to your needs. The benefit of an adjustable system is that the dock surface and other areas will be stable while floating docks are subject to wear and damage when they move in rough water.

4. Modular Designs That Allow You to Adjust and Adapt Your Dock According to Your Needs

Another option that you may want to consider for your dock is a modular design. These docks use modular systems that allow you to change the configuration of your dock according to your needs or completely change its design. Modular designs will also allow you to add and remove features that you want.

These are some ideas to create custom dock designs for your lakefront property for fun on the water next summer.  If you are ready to start building a new dock to enjoy next summer, contact a dock construction company and talk to them about some of these ideas for the design.