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
URL
http://www.tauntonstore.com/deck-ideas-that-work-peter-jeswald-071342.

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.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

marra10jp added this to Patio Ideas
14 hours ago
Stairs
mgavark added this to mgavark's Ideas
21 hours ago
Step down deck
emdevine added this to emdevine's ideas
on Sunday
Stone steps
cortonanan added this to cortonanan's Ideas
on Sunday
Transition step
didzxx added this to yard
last Saturday
Seriously?? Cheap plastic adirondack chairs???
merl11 added this to merl11's Ideas
last Saturday
Lip hanging over
btorske added this to exteriors
last Thursday
Color
Marcy Sala added this to deck
July 22, 2014
deck to patio
housepats added this to Landscape Ideas
July 22, 2014
deck & stone
Jeffrey added this to landscape
July 22, 2014
Wide entrance
buddyosher added this to Exterior
July 21, 2014
shrink the deck
speedydavey added this to speedydavey's Ideas
July 20, 2014
Deck
mckinlsh added this to decks
July 20, 2014
Stairs and landing
jennyrens added this to Waterdown Backyard
July 20, 2014
wood to stone
hackbarthn added this to hackbarthn's Ideas
July 19, 2014
Stone and wood
Bruce Lowrey added this to backyard
July 18, 2014
deck/patio
hilarybarth added this to deck/patio
July 18, 2014
flagstones, calmness, simplicity. but our rear entrance may be too high for anything similar to this to work?
Saleda Prentice added this to saleda_prentice's Ideas
July 18, 2014
Deck steps
ccmarr added this to ccmarr's ideas
July 17, 2014
beautiful flagstone patio and border
Jill Gentile added this to Deck Ideas
July 15, 2014
we could use partial stone
tntours added this to Rondon rooms
July 14, 2014
stone plus garden idea
danschy added this to deck
July 14, 2014
wood stairs down to stone patio
khardy6 added this to Patio
July 14, 2014
Steps. Tones
ericading added this to ericading's Ideas
July 13, 2014
Exterior
christietanner added this to christietanner's Ideas
July 13, 2014
Color
lkruse added this to lkruse's Ideas
July 11, 2014
Small landing w/ steps
jeweliebrenner added this to patios
July 11, 2014
Stone
Aimee Luter added this to aimee_luter's Ideas
July 10, 2014
Patio attached to house
rejacks added this to hardscapes
July 7, 2014
use of large gathering area as a landing in a sloped yard
msdeedee added this to landscape
July 6, 2014
Adorandak seating in front
Ruth Winterfield added this to Backyard Ideas
July 6, 2014
Mix of deck and stone
bjnicole_2000 added this to Exteriors - Landscape Ideas
July 6, 2014
I need to replace my back steps SOON!
jbshowers added this to Exterior
July 5, 2014
Chair color on shutters?
elieferzli added this to elieferzli's Ideas
July 5, 2014
Step stone
stevelibby added this to stevelibby's Ideas
July 4, 2014
Steps
timpuopolo added this to Patio Ideas
July 3, 2014
stairs/landing
Dana added this to Ideas for Emory
July 2, 2014
Outdoor patio with pavers and steps
aphtan added this to bevs ideas
July 2, 2014
pavers
Belliveau Jose added this to belliveau_jose's Ideas
July 1, 2014
Le patio
kswhitman added this to outdoor
June 29, 2014
blue tint would look good with copper
JeanPaul Raymond added this to jeanpaul_raymond's Ideas
June 29, 2014
Color scheme
spons added this to Patio
June 29, 2014
Transition from kitchen to patio
lszymczyk added this to Laura Szymczyk's Ideas
June 27, 2014
Small deck
Debra Butland added this to debra_butland's Ideas
June 26, 2014
Steps
moniquecarlyn added this to moniquecarlyn's ideas
June 26, 2014
The deck to flagstone patio
Andrea Brown added this to Landscaping Ideas
June 25, 2014
The deck provides a stepped transition to the garden.
holzer29 added this to holzer29's Ideas
June 25, 2014
Rock patio block
Set In Stone added this to Patios, pools and playtime...
June 25, 2014
Loves this & it mixes up our offerings...we have a construction division as well!
marianematos added this to patio
June 24, 2014
Deck steps
joymin added this to joymin's ideas
June 24, 2014
deck
theekstams added this to theekstams's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Landscaping
camilleducharme added this to Patio Ideas
June 23, 2014
open steps to patio
rpcshaw added this to rpcshaw's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Steps & patio
Anne_Marie Resnik added this to Gardens and outdoors
June 22, 2014
slate and decking
barbarachloelauren added this to barbarachloelauren's ideas
June 22, 2014
mudroom leading to garden and patio
bbw1 added this to bbw1's ideas
June 21, 2014
the stone work
slee403 added this to Backyard
June 21, 2014
Deck
Julie Schliebner added this to patio
June 20, 2014
Deck/patio combo
szwapa added this to szwapa's Ideas
June 19, 2014
Patio back yard
romystarr added this to romystarr's ideas
June 19, 2014
rough looking flagstone
aannemarcoux added this to Cour
June 18, 2014
marches vers la cour
sumacs added this to sumacs's ideas
June 18, 2014
Deck
kh_hovie added this to Backyard BBQs here we come!!
June 18, 2014
outdoor stairs - big enough for pots/chair
cindybreth added this to Outdoor ideas
June 17, 2014
like the small porch with steps to patio
eafeury added this to eafeury's ideas
June 16, 2014
Patio
krapperport added this to 2 Wallis Court Upgrades
June 15, 2014
Kitchen: Deck outside French doors
Luc Chiasson added this to luc_chiasson's ideas
June 15, 2014
Porte française
Amy Jackson added this to amy_jackson1988386's Ideas
June 15, 2014
Stone patio
girlfriend1395 added this to outdoors
June 13, 2014
wooden stairs and stone patio
lorio205 added this to lorio205's Ideas
June 12, 2014
Elevation
Shannie Davies added this to shannie_davies's Ideas
June 12, 2014
Stone and layers
annraj added this to annraj's Ideas
June 11, 2014
flagstone for sloppy backyard
caseycooley added this to patio ideas
June 11, 2014
terraced stone steps
ncaroldavis added this to Outside
June 11, 2014
I like these steps
sullivanext added this to sullivanext's ideas
June 11, 2014
Patio
mnelson101 added this to mnelson101's ideas
June 11, 2014
Patio
rac5683 added this to rac5683's ideas
June 10, 2014
scheming house
oumeesh added this to oumeesh's Ideas
June 10, 2014
Walkways
rebeccajjo added this to town patio
June 10, 2014
doors maybe
kjlrrl added this to kjlrrl's Ideas
June 9, 2014
Deck and stairs off back door
mellotts added this to New Patio ideas
June 9, 2014
stone flooring
kathalec added this to kathalec's ideas
June 8, 2014
stairs
glendalux added this to glendalux's ideas
June 8, 2014
long stairs
kdelbarton added this to patio
June 8, 2014
deck/stairs
mrsolchowski added this to outdoors someday
June 7, 2014
doors, small deck, and lower area
hclimburg added this to Exterior Ideas
June 6, 2014
is this really pressed concrete?
seashore49 added this to seashore49's Ideas
June 5, 2014
Tree patio 6
mrutsey added this to mrutsey's Ideas
June 4, 2014
Wood to stone patio
scottdray added this to Patio Ideas
June 4, 2014
i like the stairs
designerbeast added this to Lesley's Patio
June 3, 2014
dark for cabin like look
679321 added this to Jeremy
June 3, 2014
The brick steps coming down to the yard could be used next to the driveway to get to the patio next to hearth room
debbiewidmer added this to debbiewidmer's Favorites
June 2, 2014
Patio stone
adgiles423 added this to adgiles423's ideas
June 2, 2014
the deck patio combo...love the slate
Rose Rayfield added this to rose_rayfield's Ideas
June 2, 2014
Patio
jjballer21 added this to jjballer21's Ideas
June 1, 2014
Stairs to patio
pmcdlq added this to pmcdlq's ideas
June 1, 2014
combo deck and patio
zandah added this to Landscape Ideas
June 1, 2014
Steps
luther404 added this to luther404's Ideas
June 1, 2014
Deck
kschnore added this to kschnore's ideas
May 31, 2014
plantings and stairs with stone patio
jfarschon added this to Landscaping
May 31, 2014
office door steps
stacyhovey added this to stacyhovey's Ideas
May 30, 2014
Doors
thevintagewren added this to outdoor love
May 29, 2014
steps down?
karenambrose added this to Patios
May 29, 2014
Material
susanmccutcheon added this to patio
May 28, 2014
steps
audraleigh added this to Patio ideas
May 27, 2014
Like the steps a lot!
jodilorenzo added this to Rooney
May 27, 2014
Steps
danijcassel added this to danijcassel's Ideas
May 27, 2014
Back deck, second level stones
jenrasche added this to Patios
May 27, 2014
Feels organic
jkenney72 added this to jkenney72's Ideas
May 27, 2014
Combo stairs
Rita M. Interiors added this to Rita.'S backyard
May 26, 2014
Stone
bjorgenson added this to bjorgenson's ideas
May 25, 2014
use of 2 types of stones
arlajayne added this to outside ideas
May 25, 2014
Step for house
bailz_10 added this to bailz_10's Ideas
May 25, 2014
Deck steps downs to brick patio
kristiemcgarry added this to seaflower deck
May 25, 2014
patio and retaining wall
sdowdy1 added this to sdowdy1's ideas
May 24, 2014
small rock wall
pjshelf added this to pjshelf's ideas
May 23, 2014
Overhang
zsuzsikam added this to patios
May 23, 2014
small, simple but lovely
lcreaney added this to landscape ideas
May 23, 2014
sides and edge ideas
suz71 added this to patio 2014
May 21, 2014
basic, well landscaped, nice flow with steps
lindarendes added this to Patio Ideas
May 21, 2014
stairs and patio
sybster7 added this to sybster7's ideas
May 20, 2014
house color
avakum added this to avakum's ideas
May 20, 2014
small, stoop like deck leads to patio & provides seating
dszanti added this to Backyard
May 20, 2014
Steps
bryananderika added this to Outdoor
May 19, 2014
Small deck into patio
elainejk added this to deck
May 19, 2014
Patio
Liz BremnerJones added this to Cabin patio
May 19, 2014
Steps flagstone
verworn21 added this to verworn21's Ideas
May 18, 2014
Patio
babymia19 added this to babymia19's Ideas
May 18, 2014
Back yard
susanbannon added this to Backyard
May 18, 2014
steps to patio
jandro3710 added this to Exterior
May 17, 2014
Color?
tls49103 added this to Backyard wants
May 16, 2014
love transition from deck to patio
jpsibre added this to jpsibre's Ideas
May 16, 2014
Patio steps & landing
Sarah Brown added this to Patio
May 16, 2014
love the natural rock steps
Brigitte Mack added this to deck
May 14, 2014
Marches larges
robyndavis added this to robyndavis's ideas
May 14, 2014
deck and patio combo
wendyinmidd added this to Yard
May 14, 2014
stone & steps
mgavegas added this to mgavegas's Ideas
May 14, 2014
Hannam st
iomeara added this to Patio/Deck/Back
May 13, 2014
one elevated space, then steps down to something lower (or just a patio)
rebeccamarquart added this to backyard
May 13, 2014
Why not a shallow deck and a larger patio? It could create a strong porch feel, correct for the house.
makrisa added this to French doors
May 11, 2014
deck
barbaradeleon added this to barbaradeleon's ideas
May 11, 2014
Patio
dnsjrj6 added this to decking
May 11, 2014
stone floor
dtestermen added this to dtestermen's ideas
May 11, 2014
Retaining wall with pavers, wood steps outside door
packbadger added this to outdoor patio
May 10, 2014
wooden long steps, flagstone patio, then grass
laserfocus added this to home
May 10, 2014
stair visual
Merry Roe added this to merry_roe's Ideas
May 9, 2014
field stone
amysdream added this to Patio Ideas
May 9, 2014
I like the wood deck and wide steps coming down to stone patio
orangemom added this to Exterior Ideas
May 9, 2014
wood on deck, stone on patio
lizedrich added this to Backyard
May 9, 2014
stairs
cls4473 added this to patio ideas
May 7, 2014
love the transition
luuluu1313 added this to i need a deck
May 7, 2014
I like the transition from the house to the deck to the patio to the yard
mrsdinkle added this to Concord Rehab
May 7, 2014
overhang and breakfast nook bump out?
haillll added this to Patio Ideas
May 6, 2014
different levels
Alexandra Immel Residential Design LLC added this to Small out door spaces
May 6, 2014
random size bluestone surface
k6c8 added this to k6c8's ideas
May 6, 2014
deck
amandaryan114 added this to amandaryan114's ideas
May 5, 2014
Stairs to patio
karmijo4 added this to Our Backyard
May 4, 2014
Flagstone?
judydavid23 added this to judydavid23's ideas
May 4, 2014
Set of stairs..patio...set of stairs...grass for now
jcancel added this to jcancel's Ideas
May 4, 2014
Deck and Patio
michelletheede added this to Exterior Ideas
May 3, 2014
Patio
maijaclaitinen added this to backyard
May 3, 2014
Small transitional deck
plundoc added this to patio
May 2, 2014
steps
lmjonesmaine added this to Patios
May 1, 2014
Stone arrangement
Aitza Dulce added this to Decks
April 30, 2014
Simple. Elegant.
beccakauai added this to patio redo
April 30, 2014
wrap around stairs from doors to deck?
kyudbill added this to kyudbill's balcony ideas
April 30, 2014
nice balcony and deck stairs
kelleysand added this to back steps
April 29, 2014
Long
pheasantway added this to Exterior Ideas
April 29, 2014
I like the stone steps and casual, natural look of this space.
janine3426 added this to Landscape Ideas
April 29, 2014
slightly above ground with steps
Rachel's Landscape Design added this to Stone walls
April 28, 2014
Great mix of stones and classic shape.
dmclark57 added this to dmclark57's Ideas
April 27, 2014
Colour
Michele Bagnasco added this to garden
April 27, 2014
plantings
dlandincooper added this to Patio Ideas
April 27, 2014
I like the steps... thinking of these for going down to the river patio
Ashlee Herx added this to Exterior
April 27, 2014
brown, cream, and wood?
jackiewhelan added this to decks
April 27, 2014
Wide stair
Lindsay Hawes added this to backyard
April 27, 2014
Integration from deck to patio
gayleokeefe added this to My New Deck!
April 26, 2014
stones and flowers
williamjulie added this to Deck options
April 25, 2014
stone?
alysonritondo added this to alysonritondo's ideas
April 25, 2014
patio def.
dariakluver added this to Back Porch
April 24, 2014
Steps
Sara Friedrichs added this to outside
April 24, 2014
color
gvos added this to gvos's Ideas
April 24, 2014
kleur grys
ngdogfan added this to ngdogfan's ideas
April 23, 2014
terraced
dbulla added this to dbulla's Ideas
April 23, 2014
Deck
guizhou added this to Garden
April 23, 2014
steps down
jcplus3 added this to kitchens
April 23, 2014
Patio next to deck
1homesavvy added this to 1homesavvy's Ideas
April 23, 2014
Simple Doable
Jennifer Lloyd added this to landscaping
April 23, 2014
House paint colour
rlpittman added this to rlpittman's Ideas
April 22, 2014
Patio
hoffmeister added this to Patio ideas
April 22, 2014
Steps
rfburke added this to Patio Ideas
April 22, 2014
deck & patio
posiepockets added this to exterior
April 21, 2014
Color
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