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Decks 21 Ideabooks
A deck is essentially an outdoor room, usually in a space you didn't previously use. The extra space adds value to your home, but adding value to your life is a different story. A deck has to fit the way you live. And, of course, unlike the other rooms in your house, your deck has to handle exposure to the elements. Here...
A Family-Friendly California Yard Wises Up About Water
Decking Materials Beyond Basic Lumber
Learn about softwoods, tropical hardwoods, composites and more for decks, including pros, cons and costs
Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio
It's more than just a patio door — it's an architectural design element. Here's help finding the right one for your home and lifestyle
Choosing a Deck: Plastic or Wood?
Get the pros and cons of wood, plastic, composite and more decking materials, plus a basic price comparison
Spring Patio Spiff-Ups: 12 Doable DIY Projects for Your Outdoor Space
7 Ways to Create a Gorgeous Outdoor Room
Revel in the sights and scents of spring on a patio or in a garden corner decked out in comfy interior style
Houzz Tour: Way-Out-There Modern Living in Sydney
A third of its innovative kitchen is outdoors, but this modern home's indoor-outdoor connection doesn't stop there
9 Urban Gardening Tips From Hong Kong Rooftops
Create a refuge from city chaos with these ideas gathered from rooftops as practical as they are picturesque
Discover an Intimate Garden Nestled on a Manhattan Rooftop
As rare as a taxi on a rainy day, this New York City escape balances privacy with a gentle embrace of city sights
Lessons From an Edible Garden on a City Roof
Reincarnation of New York City rooftop pool proves edible landscaping is possible just about anywhere
Build a Beautiful Platform Deck in a Weekend
Create a polished outdoor space for entertaining by building a basic DIY platform deck in your own backyard
Small Decks Hold Loads of Potential
Small slices of deck leave more room for a garden, a hot tub or a view. See how these small and even tiny decks make the most of their size
30 Dream Decks for Lounge Lovers
Book to Know: 'Deck Ideas That Work'