Deck Ideas that Work! traditional landscape

Deck Ideas that Work!

A deck & patio combo was a practical choice to connect this home to the backyard sloping site.

Photo by: Randy O'Rourke, Deck Ideas that Work, The Taunton Press

This photo has 4 questions

baker1444 wrote:
House colour - What is the colour used on the house? Is it a stain or paint?
   Comment   November 3, 2013
ctbissett wrote:
What materials did you use to build the stairs? - What materials did you use to build the stairs?
   Comment   October 30, 2013
kolokea wrote:
Type of material used for the steps?
   Comment   June 21, 2012
cgrabowski wrote:
Great colors! What are they please?
   Comment   March 18, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Book to Know: 'Deck Ideas That Work'
Working with a patio. Sometimes we think we should have either a deck or a patio, but not both. Not so, says Jeswald. A deck and patio can work very well together, especially on a sloping site, or when you want to make a graceful transition between inside and outside with a few feet of height between the two. In this example, a small deck area with a broad flight of steps to the patio allows for that gradual transition.
Becky Harris added this to Small Decks Hold Loads of Potential
Instead of stairs that go straight down to a patio or garden, a small deck provides a transitional space between a house's architecture and the yard. Leave enough room for an Adirondack chair or two so that you can lounge a few feet above the rest of the yard and enjoy the view.

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flojomojo added this to Outdoors
steps to patio
allisonfam added this to allisonfam's Ideas
on Monday
The patio
rodontherock added this to rodontherock's Ideas
on Monday
whereiskate added this to whereiskate's Ideas
on Monday
Patio stairs
rbrags added this to rbrags's Ideas
on Monday
Stone patio and flowers cottage
kecox3 added this to kecox3's ideas
on Monday
Maria Ploch Barndt added this to backyard
on Sunday
off bedroom
jgoffron77 added this to jgoffron77's Ideas
on Sunday
Flagstone patio
meryellen added this to meryellen's Ideas
on Sunday
The transition to the patio
enriquesm added this to Backyard
last Saturday
Patio w retaining wall
jdy7 added this to jdy7's Ideas
last Friday
Flagstone patio
karengallini added this to karengallini's ideas
last Friday
Deck and patio combo
docnashley added this to docnashley's Ideas
last Friday
Small design
hrimathe added this to Patio
last Friday
Wooden steps to stone
sylvieroyar added this to sylvieroyar's Ideas
last Friday
Couleurs exterieures
nberntsen added this to Backyard
last Friday
small steps down and then a paver patio
kkfarnum added this to kkfarnum's Ideas
last Friday
Upper deck
carmodysandra added this to carmodysandra's Ideas
last Friday
canflora added this to canflora's ideas
last Thursday
kagill added this to Gilliam Patio
last Thursday
rustic edges
r100377m added this to r100377m's Ideas
last Thursday
Plastic chairs
Jim Krieger added this to Exterior Porch / Patio
last Thursday
for private deck
plyejoy added this to plyejoy's ideas
April 10, 2014
paint color
Ingrid Porter Interiors, LLC added this to Outdoor
April 10, 2014
Outside of basement
eickl added this to Deck Redo Ideas
April 10, 2014
steps out the door to lower level
deb_lsg added this to deb_lsg's Ideas
April 9, 2014
raised patio by deck
kellyasullivan added this to kellyasullivan's Ideas
April 9, 2014
andreaschneider added this to terry
April 9, 2014
dnazz added this to dnazz's ideas
April 8, 2014
chadschlegel added this to patio beeaaah
April 7, 2014
davidpalmer61 added this to davidpalmer61's ideas
April 7, 2014
Random shape of patio
laxtaxi added this to 2RK - Patio/Deck replacement
April 6, 2014
sloping lot, stairs from deck door.
Sheena Clarkson added this to decks
April 6, 2014
Small deck with steps
jpartin1981 added this to jpartin1981's ideas
April 6, 2014
moongypsy added this to moongypsy's Ideas
April 5, 2014
Step by house
atclare added this to atclare's ideas
April 4, 2014
patio and deck
lblazey added this to lblazey's ideas
April 4, 2014
natural look
thegraywolf78 added this to thegraywolf78's Ideas
April 3, 2014
Possible steps off master
harrisonb added this to harrisonb's Ideas
April 3, 2014
Step to patio
shaglin added this to shaglin's Ideas
April 3, 2014
krichter82 added this to Outdoor Patio
April 2, 2014
nancycranbourne added this to nancycranbourne's ideas
April 2, 2014
want to avoid this-small step out from house down to patio
bethanyjp added this to back steps
April 2, 2014
low patio
exhippie added this to Exhippies deck
April 2, 2014
susannagattihigh added this to susannagattihigh's ideas
April 1, 2014
callistocastell added this to callistocastell's ideas
April 1, 2014
Deck Idea
nikkilarae added this to outdoors
March 31, 2014
The steps
desertdudes added this to desertdudes's ideas
March 31, 2014
What about a raised fire pit area?
cbrfla added this to Patio Ideas
March 30, 2014
stone patio
pinktug added this to grant exterior
March 30, 2014
simple porch
steffanydemers added this to patio ideas
March 29, 2014
Step by step
klappera added this to Patios
March 29, 2014
kurtland added this to Patio Ideas
March 29, 2014
natural composition, extension from concrete entry looks good
warrenkerper added this to Patio
March 29, 2014
small plantings around patio
carolyngh66 added this to carolyngh66's ideas
March 29, 2014
rrickie added this to rrickie's Ideas
March 29, 2014
rebi_g added this to rebi_g's ideas
March 29, 2014
Amy Perry added this to amy_perry2232's Ideas
March 29, 2014
jdavis2418 added this to jdavis2418's ideas
March 28, 2014
want to take off our old deck to add this smaller one and then a concrete patio
Rebecca Woodward added this to rebecca_woodward3593119's ideas
March 28, 2014
Grey paint for inside fench..teal chairs
bransteph1009 added this to bransteph1009's backyard ideas
March 28, 2014
back patio
murphyaja1 added this to Patio
March 27, 2014
Amie Lee added this to Outdoor spaces
March 26, 2014
kaschmit added this to Patio Ideas
March 26, 2014
small deck onto patio
aileenmacdonald added this to back deck
March 26, 2014
overall look and feel
srosecarswell added this to Patio
March 25, 2014
steps from house to natural stone patio
bisshc1 added this to Yard
March 24, 2014
patio stones
jymiller55 added this to jymiller55's Ideas
March 23, 2014
Dewa Panji added this to dewa_panji's Ideas
March 23, 2014
cherylvesh added this to Garage with apartment
March 23, 2014
small upper deck
jcollomkelly added this to Backyard
March 23, 2014
Backyard patio
Susan Riley added this to Landscape Ideas
March 22, 2014
wooden stairs to patio
nanawillen added this to nanawillen's Ideas
March 21, 2014
thrin added this to Decks
March 21, 2014
Julie Banks added this to julie_banks's Ideas
March 21, 2014
Deck patio
ebaittinger added this to Patio
March 21, 2014
transition to yard
info4walker added this to Landscape Ideas
March 19, 2014
susanbristol added this to Patio Ideas
March 19, 2014
smallish deck down to patio
kmensl03 added this to patio
March 16, 2014
steps down to patio
donwas added this to Backyard
March 15, 2014
Steps down to patio
cmforke added this to Front of house
March 14, 2014
husakm added this to husakm's ideas
March 14, 2014
ddeaks added this to deck
March 14, 2014
rough, natural edge, no grout
luke2207 added this to backyard
March 14, 2014
small deck
kerri34730 added this to Exterior
March 13, 2014
deck leading to patio
kaliasnow added this to Stone patio
March 13, 2014
awulf16 added this to awulf16's Ideas
March 10, 2014
Exterior color! Cedar shakes!
OneFunkyRedHead added this to Decking Walking Decks
March 10, 2014
Stone patio
carolynkiser added this to backyard
March 10, 2014
small deck
Suzanne Nelson added this to suzanne_nelson's ideas
March 9, 2014
Deck and patio, sloped yard.
Aaron Holmes added this to deck
March 9, 2014
small deck with lower stone patio
boise4nw added this to Deck and back yard
March 8, 2014
combination wood deck, stone patio
thrin added this to gardens
March 7, 2014
The colours, the scale, the design, different textures - wood, flagstone and landscaping work together beautifully.
henthornjanet added this to Patio Ideas
March 6, 2014
IF we were willing to do steps by patio and garage door, then have patio area, then a couple of steps down to pool area.
bakerjulie5 added this to Patio Ideas
March 4, 2014
steps gradually going down - could work on our patio
lindaharlan added this to lindaharlan's Ideas
March 4, 2014
dpayman added this to back deck/patio
March 4, 2014
Flag stone
mbebee added this to mbebee's ideas
March 2, 2014
brighton177 added this to brighton177's Ideas
March 1, 2014
Crowcrag finishes
gina6996 added this to tiered decking
February 28, 2014
misstrini added this to misstrini's Ideas
February 27, 2014
Small Decks
theharmonycompany added this to Flora & Max's Kitchen
February 27, 2014
Sybil Davidson added this to sybil_davidson's Ideas
February 24, 2014
Back stoop
freshfeet added this to freshfeet's Ideas
February 24, 2014
Jagged edge into grass?
Julia Soto added this to outdoors
February 23, 2014
Deck steps
kolbm1 added this to kolbm1's Ideas
February 15, 2014
Combination of materials, allows us to add deck and transition to stone and create 2 living areas
rendragon added this to rendragon's ideas
February 12, 2014
all stone?
Lizabeth added this to Kocoshis Backyard
February 11, 2014
wood steps leading to stone patio
mariannegoco added this to mariannegoco's ideas
February 9, 2014
Deck and patio
mknuth88 added this to Outdoor space
February 4, 2014
Deck to patio combo
nitz_78 added this to David's House
February 3, 2014
dianeakamom added this to dianeakamom's ideas
February 2, 2014
Stone wall around patio
6packplus1 added this to 6packplus1's Ideas
February 1, 2014
kalahey added this to kalahey's Ideas
January 31, 2014
C Tepper added this to chuck_tepper's ideas
January 30, 2014
deck & patio com
lynnchet added this to lynnchet's ideas
January 30, 2014
robertandbecky added this to Lake House
January 26, 2014
Steps painted/natural
dukey1 added this to Landscape Ideas
January 26, 2014
Nice deck
kelliwburton added this to kelliwburton's ideas
January 25, 2014
steps down to a patio
my3dogss added this to my3dogss's ideas
January 25, 2014
around patio
julie2cool added this to julie2cool's ideas
January 24, 2014
Outside dining room
kboussy added this to deck walkouts
January 24, 2014
Yes with two doors and connected stairs
robinlmadsen added this to front
January 21, 2014
stone and wood
Camellia Aslami added this to Backyard
January 21, 2014
steps to deck?
dmck355 added this to outdoor
January 20, 2014
tblrock added this to Porches and Patios
January 19, 2014
jennconn added this to jennconn's ideas
January 19, 2014
steps, wall at far right for transition to lower tier,
sjmk added this to Bastrop House
January 18, 2014
retaining wall, patio & steps
lizkeogh added this to Stone patios
January 18, 2014
low stone wall
bclow007 added this to bclow007's ideas
January 18, 2014
Ashley Lowrey added this to ashley_lowrey's ideas
January 18, 2014
jessvii added this to backyard patio steps
January 17, 2014
roomy and wide steps
mapotter added this to Mapotter House Ideas
January 12, 2014
Lisa Kingston added this to lisa_kingston6321588's ideas
January 12, 2014
mcsomcso added this to patio
January 11, 2014
margool added this to Patio
January 10, 2014
deck to patio
rowenacherry403 added this to Deck and patio ideas
January 9, 2014
420 balcony or small upper level deck and lower level combination deck and patio
bucksherry added this to Back Yard
January 6, 2014
Patio disappears into the garden
staceyfish added this to staceyfish's Ideas
January 6, 2014
House transition steps to paving steps
jennifer_82 added this to hackberry
January 5, 2014
Steps down from door
jroberts222 added this to deck - patio
January 4, 2014
stoop to flagstone patio - casual look
mymommysings added this to Landscaping
January 4, 2014
Lovely stone leading into more natural area with stone steps
wlowings added this to landscape design
January 4, 2014
Small deck leading to stone patio
Erin Haugerud added this to garden
January 2, 2014
I like the wall and sloped garden combo
butterdawg3 added this to butterdawg3's ideas
December 30, 2013
Flagstone wrapped in stone
sunny21 added this to Backyard
December 26, 2013
deck off doors
coltsneckdr added this to coltsneckdr's ideas
December 24, 2013
landing to patio
ksproatt added this to ksproatt's ideas
December 19, 2013
flagstone patio & steps
Mike Mitchell added this to mikemdvm's ideas
December 15, 2013
ghopef added this to Patio
December 15, 2013
flagstone casual
mbputnam added this to mbputnam's Ideas
December 10, 2013
Steps to stone
pichame added this to pichame's ideas
December 9, 2013
Stairs to patio
elenio58 added this to OUTDOOR room
December 6, 2013
natural stone instead of man made material
vanessarush added this to Bedroom Ideas
December 2, 2013
natural stone steps
byaginc added this to byaginc's Ideas
November 24, 2013
possibly putting piece of wood only on the top of steps
tchindson added this to Patio Ideas
November 23, 2013
blue stone
krensberger added this to Exterior Ideas
November 20, 2013
Big Steps
armbrust19 added this to patio/retaining wall/yard
November 17, 2013
Deck to stone
mlm92 added this to Patio Ideas
November 16, 2013
wood deck to stone patio transition
debs77 added this to House Ideas
November 15, 2013
grace0620 added this to grace0620's ideas
November 13, 2013
The Living Home Kamloops Kitchens added this to The Living Home - Kamloops Kitchens
November 9, 2013
shake walls and large trimmings
amie1015 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 7, 2013
rock ground
Molly Teague added this to molly_teague's ideas
November 4, 2013
reking added this to reking's ideas
November 3, 2013
Back deck steps.
lucindalane added this to Craftsman style ideas
November 3, 2013
would love to do this off the back of our den
juliegdavies added this to juliegdavies's Ideas
November 3, 2013
House colour
amandablackman added this to amandablackman's Ideas
November 3, 2013
momac15 added this to momac15's Favorites
November 3, 2013
cbruno1 added this to New House
November 2, 2013
npiekarczyk added this to Patio Ideas
November 2, 2013
enlarge the stairs to make the steps into a deck
lisarivi added this to Patio
October 30, 2013
Door steps
jaret777 added this to Yard
October 27, 2013
Raised patio
tladlam added this to Patio Ideas
October 26, 2013
shmurphy added this to Stone Patios
October 22, 2013
low wall
gregoryscott added this to gregoryscott's Favorites
October 22, 2013
tjewell5 added this to tjewell5's ideas
October 20, 2013
christina8376 added this to Exterior Ideas
October 18, 2013
bbgrady added this to Rumford
October 18, 2013
Wooden steps on stone pation
nanbutlr added this to nanbutlr's Ideas
October 17, 2013
Plain deck on front.
ksmunson added this to Patio Ideas
October 17, 2013
natural stone
Cheryl Schroeder added this to balcony
October 15, 2013
janetlfolsom added this to Patio Ideas
October 14, 2013
patio steps
Kayla Kennedy added this to outdoors
October 14, 2013
bjornvanb added this to bjornvanb's ideas
October 12, 2013
mlschmid26 added this to Patio Ideas
October 9, 2013
Upper railing, not painted
panderson1226 added this to Exteriors
October 8, 2013
elenza added this to nicollefrance's ideas
October 8, 2013
evanjohnson added this to Landscape Design Project
October 6, 2013
Like use of small deck to transition to patio.
jtschmidtak added this to Patio
October 6, 2013
wood to stone & steps
kelmad added this to kelmad's ideas
October 5, 2013
Deck and patio
bouncingbella added this to bouncingbella's ideas
October 4, 2013
combo patio/deck
janislind added this to Garden
October 4, 2013
Steps to flagstone patio
mollyaoliver added this to Patio Ideas
October 4, 2013
small higher level deck to patio
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