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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

November 3, 2013
baker1444 wrote:
October 30, 2013
ctbissett wrote:
What materials did you use to build the stairs? - What materials did you use to build the stairs?
June 21, 2012
kolokea wrote:
Type of material used for the steps?
March 18, 2012
cgrabowski wrote:
Great colors! What are they please?

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:

jaxon2013 added this to Backyard
last Wednesday
chouca added this to Outdoor Entertainment Space
last Tuesday
Deck to flagstone patio
pcwmcvey added this to 2015 remodel
January 18, 2015
I like the French doors.
carolynsteohens added this to carolynsteohens's Ideas
January 18, 2015
Rock floor and steps
Jeannine Patton added this to Jeannine Patton's Ideas
January 18, 2015
ljdonnelly added this to Patio
January 17, 2015
Do we want step effect?
Concetta Tomaino added this to landscapes
January 16, 2015
Step down from back door
vjsfotec added this to vjsfotec's ideas
January 10, 2015
stone in patio
vgsarah added this to pickett outdoor patios
January 9, 2015
wood stairs to stone patio - different materials
jeharbaugh added this to outdoor space
January 7, 2015
Imperfect flooring and stone steps
pai12 added this to outside
January 5, 2015
true1ski added this to true1ski's ideas
January 3, 2015
nice color similar to Carmel House
crysanderson added this to Exterior
January 2, 2015
So sweet off back or side entrance
bguinta added this to Deck
December 31, 2014
Patio stone
natalieooo added this to natalieooo's Ideas
December 31, 2014
taylorgg added this to driveways
December 30, 2014
Cherie Harrod added this to house
December 28, 2014
side French doors leading to front side patio
klee0324 added this to cottage
December 28, 2014
dianecshirley added this to gardens and yards
December 21, 2014
house, patio
842upthepack added this to floors
December 14, 2014
Lisa Eley added this to 1st Floor Remodel
December 10, 2014
backdoor steps
Marcia R added this to Bedroom
November 30, 2014
ggvin added this to outside
November 26, 2014
slate stairs
reneekgood added this to Kitchen
November 23, 2014
Small deck
julievd added this to Outdoor
November 22, 2014
Marches patio
lindsey1221 added this to finish sunroom
November 18, 2014
small deck to patio
tavish001 added this to tavish001's ideas
November 7, 2014
alunger added this to front yard
November 6, 2014
Terraced entry
riggsy1 added this to Deck Ideas
November 6, 2014
Great patio & landscaping
catltseng added this to Yard
November 5, 2014
deck and patio
designjh added this to designjh's Ideas
November 4, 2014
Two deck materials
carrol1of5 added this to Patio Ideas
November 3, 2014
steps from door
kellymgraves added this to Deck and Porch Photos
November 1, 2014
Exterior style
Angie Schott added this to angie_schott's ideas
October 30, 2014
barefootinsand added this to Deck & interior railings
October 22, 2014
French Modern Look
sallylacy added this to sallylacy's ideas
October 22, 2014
Patio stairs transition
birchview885 added this to birchview885's ideas
October 19, 2014
slate decks are cool
1400lowell added this to 11 School St
October 17, 2014
gcarme added this to Decks
October 13, 2014
Landing and deck
rjward118 added this to rjward118's ideas
October 7, 2014
lollipopcan added this to lollipopcan's Ideas
October 5, 2014
Cedar shakes
Joanne Cook added this to Patio Ideas
October 3, 2014
Good ideas for sloping site.
classicsandy added this to Landscape Ideas
October 2, 2014
Minimal stone steps and gradated landscaping. Good for a sloping lot.
Sustainable Solutions Partners added this to Miller Project
October 1, 2014
small deck, no rails, large steps, space for seating
conniemmatthews added this to conniemmatthews's Ideas
September 26, 2014
Steps down to patio
clatorre added this to back yard
September 26, 2014
wide steps
lrvanderz added this to lrvanderz's Ideas
September 23, 2014
Patio steps
croyle added this to patio
September 22, 2014
natural look
lringley added this to lringley's Ideas
September 22, 2014
borders in other material adds interest
dswartzinator added this to fire pit patio
September 21, 2014
remodel0642 added this to patios
September 20, 2014
Deck that adds extra seating and an entry at the same time.
Wildflower Landscape Design added this to FELDER
September 18, 2014
Form Interior Design added this to Outdoor
September 18, 2014
Blue accents on grey
betsystamand added this to sprinkle
September 16, 2014
Combination of natural/rustic stone & bluestone
Jennifer Martin added this to Nadeau Landscaping
September 15, 2014
Deck/patio combo
miaferal added this to backyard patio
September 14, 2014
short deck/stairs
eraychel added this to eraychel's Ideas
September 10, 2014
lisahcohen added this to deck
September 10, 2014
One step into house is normal, isn't it? And isn't it good to prevent debris from blowing in?
williamssarahc added this to williamssarahc's ideas
September 9, 2014
color peach Cove
zpgreen added this to zpgreen's Ideas
September 9, 2014
Deck patio combo
phiwwy added this to Patio project
September 8, 2014
would a step like this work?
Megan Rasmussen added this to megan_rasmussen's ideas
September 8, 2014
house colors
lynncaughey added this to flagstone paver ideas
September 8, 2014
different color on steps.
cacmoo added this to Outdoor Patio
September 7, 2014
aprilcbates added this to aprilcbates's Ideas
September 7, 2014
Bedroom deck
merrillkaufman added this to outdoor spaces
September 7, 2014
LAUREN COOKE added this to Bayberry
September 7, 2014
Patio & stairs
tad02dixon added this to Suzanne's Option 1
September 3, 2014
flagstone patio with rock edging continuing into to garden
Liz Chapman added this to Office:
September 3, 2014
deck off office
terryholtgraves added this to Patio Ideas
September 2, 2014
levels of decks
lesliegandrews added this to lesliegandrews's Ideas
September 2, 2014
Backyard is very cool
Stephanie Rigas added this to Stephanie Rigas's Ideas
September 1, 2014
Patio stairs
Brooke Fox added this to backyard
September 1, 2014
little deck and stone patio
nadianadia56 added this to nadianadia56's ideas
September 1, 2014
I am redoing my deck. I like this idea
derekomara added this to derekomara's Ideas
September 1, 2014
Stone patio
divadrois added this to divadrois's ideas
August 31, 2014
slepetis added this to slepetis's Ideas
August 31, 2014
crassnalou added this to crassnalou's Ideas
August 29, 2014
Front width and seating
octoberrozz added this to back deck
August 28, 2014
wide wood steps
pattychica32 added this to Patio Ideas
August 28, 2014
like the combo deck/stairs
mbear2119 added this to Outside/Around the House
August 27, 2014
Everything is just as I imagine for our yard
princessfi added this to Front door overhang
August 25, 2014
front door molding
hurones added this to Deck/Patio
August 24, 2014
Joined "step" and patio
morganst added this to Porch
August 24, 2014
quiltedcavalier added this to Patio ideas
August 24, 2014
Stone edging
debbruce1210design added this to Pergola
August 23, 2014
deck, steps to patio
akasmh added this to akasmh's ideas
August 20, 2014
Steps to patio
sgockeler added this to Patios
August 20, 2014
Wide steps down, with raised patio
skbrunnig added this to Exterior Ideas
August 18, 2014
katebradley64 added this to katebradley64's ideas
August 18, 2014
the plants and the look of the stone.
jenughetta1 added this to Exterior Ideas
August 17, 2014
crazy6423 added this to patio
August 17, 2014
steps with wood
302seaside added this to 302seaside's Ideas
August 17, 2014
sgraham92 added this to Patio
August 16, 2014
steps and flagstone
dcsprague added this to dcsprague's Ideas
August 16, 2014
dluy added this to Patios
August 15, 2014
Steps into patio
sparky999 added this to sparky999's ideas
August 14, 2014
Notice the color of the house
Heather Parton added this to heather_parton9466938's ideas
August 13, 2014
erikacopes added this to erikacopes's ideas
August 13, 2014
siding and patio
nashleigh added this to Decks
August 13, 2014
small deck off the sliders
muffergirl added this to muffergirl's Ideas
August 12, 2014
August 12, 2014
low wall and flagstone
olsenharvest5 added this to olsenharvest5's Ideas
August 11, 2014
Patio and rock
jfilipet added this to Exterior
August 11, 2014
Stairs to patio
srer2007 added this to Exterior Ideas
August 10, 2014
bridget1312 added this to backyard/patio
August 10, 2014
House color!!!
chadijah added this to chadijah's Ideas
August 9, 2014
Land scap
dowen23 added this to dowen23's Ideas
August 8, 2014
jnshale added this to Patio
August 8, 2014
flagstone stairs
tammysauve added this to tammysauve's Ideas
August 8, 2014
Simple small deck with flagstone tied in
Joy Parisi added this to Screened Porch
August 7, 2014
steps to patio, small back deck
jerrybracken added this to patio
August 6, 2014
Like the natural steps down
georgesorfazian added this to georgesorfazian's Ideas
August 5, 2014
Priscilla Tephabock added this to gmapriscilla's ideas
August 4, 2014
linarthur added this to linarthur's ideas
August 4, 2014
small steps through garden
inspiredliving added this to curb appeal
August 3, 2014
plansandsuch added this to plansandsucj's Ideas
August 3, 2014
Cool entry
lackey432 added this to lackey432's Ideas
August 2, 2014
The step up
flippah5 added this to Exterior Ideas
August 1, 2014
iomeara added this to Patio/Deck old
July 31, 2014
one elevated space, then steps down to something lower (or just a patio)
marra10jp added this to Patio Ideas
July 30, 2014
mgavark added this to mgavark's Ideas
July 30, 2014
Step down deck
cortonanan added this to cortonanan's Ideas
July 27, 2014
Transition step
didzxx added this to yard
July 26, 2014
Seriously?? Cheap plastic adirondack chairs???
merl11 added this to merl11's Ideas
July 26, 2014
Lip hanging over
btorske added this to exteriors
July 24, 2014
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
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
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
christietanner added this to christietanner's Ideas
July 13, 2014
lkruse added this to lkruse's Ideas
July 11, 2014
Small landing w/ steps
jeweliebrenner added this to patios
July 11, 2014
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!
crysanderson added this to Patio
July 6, 2014
So sweet off back or side entrance
eggsie4 added this to eggsie4's ideas
July 5, 2014
The transition from French doors to lower level outside.
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
timpuopolo added this to Patio Ideas
July 3, 2014
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
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
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
marianematos added this to patio
June 24, 2014
Deck steps
joymin added this to joymin's ideas
June 24, 2014
theekstams added this to theekstams's Ideas
June 23, 2014
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
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
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
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
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