Even if your deck is just a few feet wide, you'll have plenty of room for a few folding bistro chairs, potted plants and a small table.
A water view calls out for an outdoor perch. No matter what the size, you'll enjoy not only the view but also the sounds and coastal breezes from a deck or balcony.
A small deck is the ultimate spot for enjoying coffee, the paper and the view.
A small deck not only provides a transition between the architecture and the yard or patio, but it allows for amphitheater-style seating.
Built-in benches keep a small deck from looking cluttered while providing plenty of seats for enjoying the outdoors.
Keeping the deck small means you can make the most of the rest of a small yard by adding a pond or a water garden.
A deck built for two a few feet above a pond gives a more expansive view.
A troughlike fountain takes advantage of the grade change of this deck-patio hybrid. The height means that the water has about 18 to 24 inches to fall and soothe with its splash. Keeping the deck small means there's room to give the koi pond beneath the appropriate scale.
If you prefer water you can take a dip in, a small deck leaves room for a hot tub. Keeping things geometric and simple in style and materials lends a Japanese garden feel.
A small deck lends a stronger presence to an outbuilding, making it an important part of a yard's design.