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Pittsford Deck stain
Pittsford Deck stain
M.B. LIND PAINTING
Fineshed deck
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional backyard deck container garden remodel in New York with no cover
January 2015 - 3rd Place Photo Contest Winner
January 2015 - 3rd Place Photo Contest Winner
Feeney Inc.
3rd Place: Austin Burt, Burt Enterprises CableRail infill in custom deck railings Location: Davenport, IA
Inspiration for a modern deck remodel in Chicago
Ridge Oak Residence
Ridge Oak Residence
McKinney York Architects
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional backyard deck remodel in Austin with a roof extension
Screened Porch Replacement in Potomac, MD
Screened Porch Replacement in Potomac, MD
Design Builders, Inc.
Example of a large transitional backyard deck design in DC Metro with no cover
Point Pleasant
Point Pleasant
David A. Ewald Designs
Outdoor shower deck - coastal outdoor shower deck idea in New York with an awning
Rosyln 1920 / Shadyside
Rosyln 1920 / Shadyside
Shelton Design//Build
Built and designed by Shelton Design Build
Inspiration for a timeless deck remodel in Other
Mill Valley Rustic Remodel
Mill Valley Rustic Remodel
Leila Seppa Photography
Deck in Rustic remodel nestled in the lush Mill Valley Hills, North Bay of San Francisco. Leila Seppa Photography.
Inspiration for a large rustic side yard deck remodel in San Francisco
Northeast Decks
Northeast Decks
Korbich Architects LLC
Example of a transitional deck design in Portland with no cover
Carmel Highlands Wildcat Canyon House
Carmel Highlands Wildcat Canyon House
Dan Curran Architecture, A.I.A.
Kodiak Greenwood
Inspiration for a huge contemporary backyard deck remodel in Other with a roof extension
Mid-Century Modern
Mid-Century Modern
Amy Martin Landscape Design
Created a multi-level outdoor living space to match the mid-century modern style of the home with upper deck and lower patio. Porcelain pavers create a clean pattern to offset the modern furniture, which is neutral in color and simple in shape to balance with the bold-colored accents.
Farmhouse Deck
Farmhouse Deck
Inspiration for a cottage deck remodel in Other with a fire pit and no cover
Decks
Decks
American Deck & Sunroom Co.
Example of a mid-sized classic backyard deck design in Los Angeles with a roof extension
Manalapan Deck & Patio
Manalapan Deck & Patio
New Outlooks Construction
Why pay for a vacation when you have a backyard that looks like this? You don't need to leave the comfort of your own home when you have a backyard like this one. The deck was beautifully designed to comfort all who visit this home. Want to stay out of the sun for a little while? No problem! Step into the covered patio to relax outdoors without having to be burdened by direct sunlight. Photos by: Robert Woolley , Wolf
Wyckoff, NJ Backyard Vacation Resort
Wyckoff, NJ Backyard Vacation Resort
Deck Remodelers.com
This multi-level deck in WOLF Rosewood PVC decking. The unobstructed dining level with its wrap around stairs flows into the lower lounge area providing an open feel and additional seating. The African Bluestone landing and wrap-a-round cascading steps and walkway add to the texture and variety of color. The semi-sunken hot tub is fully accessible from one side and almost hidden from the deck perspective. The duel sets of stairs give access to the driveway as well as the yard itself. The custom rails are black powder coated aluminum. Black PVC skirting, finishes the base of the deck. a nearly 5ft wide rolling barn door gives access to the excavated dry space below which serves as storage and with 6 foot of headroom is a fully functional 450sf of storage space - Large enough to drive into with a ride-on mower . The door had to be hung using powder coated steel hardware to carry the size and weight of the door The design detail of the hardware itself adds to the architectural interest of the overall project.
Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home
Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home
Board & Vellum
Photo by Amaryllis Lockhart
Mid-sized trendy backyard ground level metal railing deck photo in Seattle with no cover
Modern Farmhouse
Modern Farmhouse
Christopher D. Halili, Architect, LEED AP
Inspiration for a transitional deck remodel in Chicago
Cozy Outdoor Living Room
Cozy Outdoor Living Room
Peters Billiards
The Club Woven by Summer Classics is the resin version of the aluminum Club Collection. Executed in durable woven wrought aluminum it is ideal for any outdoor space. Club Woven is hand woven in exclusive N-dura resin polyethylene in Oyster. French Linen, or Mahogany. The comfort of Club with the classic look and durability of resin will be perfect for any outdoor space.
Screen Porch Deck, Northfield
Screen Porch Deck, Northfield
West Construction, Inc
West Construction Inc 2014
Example of a classic deck design in Minneapolis
West Lake Residence
West Lake Residence
McKinney York Architects
Deck - contemporary deck idea in Austin
The Heritage Haven 2016 Salt Lake Award Winning Parade Home
The Heritage Haven 2016 Salt Lake Award Winning Parade Home
Alair Homes - Salt Lake
Brad Montgomery tym Homes
Outdoor kitchen deck - huge transitional backyard outdoor kitchen deck idea in Salt Lake City with a roof extension
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The deck is a prime entertaining space and a go-to spot for hosting family and friends. An extension of the indoor living space, decks are the best location to hold a summer barbecue or take in the view. As you browse deck designs, make sure to really consider the shape and elevation of your current space, and do your due diligence on which materials are right for you. Read further for more tips, tricks and deck ideas.

Which deck material should I use?


When reviewing deck ideas and the various material options, always keep price, appearance and ongoing maintenance in mind. Wood deck designs look the most natural, but also require the most maintenance, like staining and weatherproofing. Composite, on the other hand, is easier to care for but might not look as authentic. Plastic decking can be a less expensive alternative and removes any risk of splinters, though again, it won’t provide the same look as wood if that’s what you’re aiming for. Aluminum is one of the more unique deck ideas, but metal can be pricey and heat up in summertime. Ultimately, decide what your sweet spot is between budget and care, then look at pictures of decks made from the same materials so that you know what sort of final product to expect in the end.

What deck design works for my space?


Since decks are custom built, it’s relatively easy to personalize their design. That being said, with endless layouts to consider, it’s important to know all of your options before diving into the building process. A raised deck design often includes a staircase or a few steps, which helps with backyard access, especially from two-story homes or any structures that are not flush with the ground outside. Platform decks are placed on or just above the ground, while a multilevel design combines aspects from both. You can even opt for a free standing platform, which is placed out in the yard and not attached to the house at all. You’ll also need to think about whether you want the space to be covered or uncovered — check out lots of deck design ideas to see how others have incorporated overhead covers (or not). Make sure your final choice blends well with your home’s current style and is safe and practical for your family.

How should I decorate my outdoor deck?


Once the design and construction decisions are done, it’s time to think about deck decorating ideas! Because outdoor areas are centered around gathering and relaxing, comfortable patio furniture is key to the overall decor. Include an umbrella and table for easy al fresco dining, and purchase a weatherproof sofa and chaise lounges for ultimate relaxation. And since the yard is great for those cool summer nights, don’t forget about proper lighting when planning out your deck decor. Think about how bright you want the area to be and explore your options accordingly. Look into LED bulbs and solar lighting options, and consider placement of fixtures on deck railings and posts. You’ll notice in photos that lots of deck designs showcase hanging string lights or lanterns over the communal space, and occasionally a fire pit for cozy conversation and s’mores. Top it all off with some potted plants to add a bit of visual interest, and you’re all set to enjoy the new space!

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Whether you want inspiration for planning a deck renovation or are building a designer deck from scratch, Houzz has 235,812 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Board & Vellum and West Construction, Inc. Look through deck pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a deck design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful deck photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.