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Deck Ideas that Work

Photo by: Todd Caverly, Deck Ideas that Work, The Taunton Press
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Book to Know: 'Deck Ideas That Work'
Take advantage of a view. Decks don't have to be large. Sometimes a deck for one person to sit and take in a view is the best approach. A deck area as a retreat for just one could be that quiet space that keeps you outdoors all the more.If you have a special view that you want to maintain, consider using cable rails or chain link fencing to create a visually unobtrusive rail that meets building code requirements. Cable rails can be costly, but a simple wood rail with vinyl-coated chain link is inexpensive and attractive.
Becky Harris added this to Small Decks Hold Loads of Potential
A small deck is the ultimate spot for enjoying coffee, the paper and the view.
Sheer perfection: a spectacular view and just enough space for a chair from which to enjoy it!More: Decking Materials Beyond Basic Lumber
Mitchell Parker added this to What to Know About Adding a Deck
When to do this project: When the weather is nice is obviously a good time to build a deck, but adding a deck is also a good opportunity to think about your backyard as a whole. Many deck builders work with landscapers, pool companies and other outdoor professionals to create a full-package makeover.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

rachelcheah added this to Deck & Pergola
October 28, 2014
rustic perch
sunseth4 added this to sunseth4's Ideas
October 15, 2014
Deck
Yulia Neznanova added this to Yulia Neznanova's Ideas
October 10, 2014
Дом у воды
Private added this to Garden
October 3, 2014
DIY: Jellema says 65 percent of all decks are built by homeowners trying to save money, but he warns that these structures are often done without permits, and that can come back to bite homeowners when they go to sell. “You go to sell your house and have a home inspection, and in the end you’ll have to fix your deck that isn’t up to code before you can sell your home,” he says. While a deck can certainly be a DIY project if you’re confident enough in your building abilities, keep in mind that a lot goes into a deck to make it look right and stay level. Again, because deck additions can recoup around 80 percent of their cost when you go to sell your home, it’s often worth it to invest in a skilled professional. Permitting and codes: If your deck is more than 200 square feet, you’ll likely need a permit. If your deck is more than 30 inches off the ground, you’ll need a permit. If you’re doing retaining walls that are higher than 3 feet, you’ll need a permit. Higher than 5 or 6 feet and you’ll need an engineer. Plus, every county has different building codes for decks. Some places allow cable railings; others prohibit them. If you’ve got a septic tank or well on your property, that can affect where your deck can go. Deck builders will be able to read your site plan, assess where the setback is and if there’s a well or septic tank, and create the drawings to submit for a permit. “It can be hard for a homeowner to pull a permit, draw up the construction plan and build it right according to all the codes,” Jellema says. “It’s not worth it.”
Patty Register added this to patty_register's Ideas
September 26, 2014
Inspiration for the master deck?
Sebastian Bruno added this to Balcon
September 13, 2014
maceta
aprilcbates added this to aprilcbates's Ideas
September 7, 2014
Real door and a screened door
bettyannzuelke added this to Betty's Washougal House ideas
September 1, 2014
Off of our master bedroom
carlson1222 added this to Suz's Cabin
August 31, 2014
Small deck
160883 added this to 160883's Ideas
August 31, 2014
Deck ideas
darnellabbott added this to Karrie Carter
August 24, 2014
Idea of a private seating area outside of new addition. Too small, don't like chair, just the idea
karenvbeaman added this to Balcony Ideas
August 22, 2014
KVB: all redwood is another option
vistaliving added this to country home
August 22, 2014
deck and chair
oaklandca added this to oaklandca's ideas
August 20, 2014
Amy's Happiness
robinvj added this to Exterior Ideas
August 20, 2014
The Taunton Press, IncSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Take advantage of a view. Decks don't have to be large. Sometimes a deck for one person to sit and take in a view is the best approach. A deck area as a retreat for just one could be that quiet space that keeps you outdoors all the more. If you have a special view that you want to maintain, consider using cable rails or chain link fencing to create a visually unobtrusive rail that meets building code requirements. Cable rails can be costly, but a simple wood rail with vinyl-coated chain link is inexpensive and attractive.
mbk12345 added this to Exterior Ideas
August 19, 2014
my dream deck and home in mountains
linda4bes added this to linda4bes's ideas
August 18, 2014
the simple comfort--a quiet, happy place to Rest&Be Thankful
dm319 added this to dm319's Ideas
August 18, 2014
Serenity
Cindy Pickering added this to Cindy's Garden
August 18, 2014
Just room for me! And a cup of tea!
llmcguire added this to Outdoor patio areas
August 18, 2014
Love this little slice of deck for enjoying a beautiful view!! When to do this project: When the weather is nice is obviously a good time to build a deck, but adding a deck is also a good opportunity to think about your backyard as a whole. Many deck builders work with landscapers, pool companies and other outdoor professionals to create a full-package makeover.
anybona added this to anybona's ideas
August 18, 2014
VISTA PRIVILEGIADA
slkmiga added this to backyard oasis
August 18, 2014
happy place
Helen Jefferson added this to helen_jefferson's Ideas
August 17, 2014
Good range of decking ideas
Amanda added this to Exteriors
August 17, 2014
Outside master...personal sitting
amartin100 added this to amartin100's Ideas
August 17, 2014
Rampe
1shanni added this to 1shanni's ideas
August 17, 2014
Dreamy
deepcovegcj added this to Deck Areas
August 17, 2014
Greyed out look
johnpaape added this to johnpaape's ideas
August 17, 2014
Lake Tahoe
judybyrd1170 added this to judybyrd1170's ideas
August 17, 2014
lakehouse view
rsl245 added this to Outdoor
August 17, 2014
Overlooking water . Rails
amyholtz added this to amyholtz's Ideas
August 17, 2014
Deck ideas
frechettej added this to frechettej's Ideas
August 17, 2014
Chaise adirondak peinturée
wongatonga added this to Garten
August 17, 2014
Vom hinteren Garten aus (eventl. kleines Gästehaus)
wongatonga added this to Küche
August 17, 2014
Vom hinteren Garten aus (eventl. kleines Gästehaus)
sanju2705om added this to Dining Room Ideas
August 17, 2014
r
lorilove added this to lorilove's ideas
August 17, 2014
White railing
catsinn added this to catsinn's ideas
August 17, 2014
so simple, so cozy, just want to sit there
virginiebievre added this to virginiebievre's Ideas
August 13, 2014
Love the view
Irina Toropina added this to Irina Toropina's Ideas
August 13, 2014
Балкон
veralauretta added this to veralauretta's ideas
August 13, 2014
view
lyael added this to Deck
July 23, 2014
posts through decking
jennafrank added this to Exteriors
June 25, 2014
Cozy
jorievdb added this to jorievdb's ideas
June 23, 2014
Reminds me of our view.
lorainep added this to Decks
June 15, 2014
Chair and planter box
mmonts added this to mmonts's ideas
June 13, 2014
small quiet space
flygal67 added this to flygal67's Ideas
June 11, 2014
For lake house
bunter added this to deck
June 11, 2014
Space
Jordyne Wu added this to jordyne's Favorites
June 10, 2014
small, solo deck
cathykrupovich added this to Cathy K's ideas
June 10, 2014
want to sit there
valschum added this to valschum's ideas
June 10, 2014
grd
monicagb added this to monicagb's Favorites
June 9, 2014
The flowers, the small space
lmnopc added this to Garden & Outdoor Spaces
June 9, 2014
Just-enough deck, perfect chair.
mauirealestatelife added this to mauirealestatelife's ideas
June 9, 2014
Mini Deck w/View
showersun added this to Flowers & Plants
June 9, 2014
Potted plants, adriodranack chair
lostchowder added this to lostchowder's ideas
June 9, 2014
Single top railing and planter box placement. Lovely.
carolinedp added this to carolinedp's Ideas
June 9, 2014
Zetel
mayoora added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 8, 2014
View
JH DESIGN, INC. added this to jhdesign54321's ideas
June 8, 2014
small deck with fantastic view.
Billie Krikorian added this to billie_krikorian's ideas
June 8, 2014
I could do this on my bedroom deck... chair, container of flowers, and a plant which could be fake
Emily Foshee added this to emily_foshee's ideas
June 8, 2014
beautiful view
eonia added this to eonia's Ideas
June 8, 2014
Sheer perfection: a spectacular view and just enough space for a chair from which to enjoy it!
malgorzataf added this to malgorzataf's Favorites
June 8, 2014
simplicity and nature
suzannestuhlman added this to deck
June 8, 2014
upstairs deck
marildamatossilva added this to Livro de ideias
June 8, 2014
Recanto na varanda
mwillos added this to Landscape/exterior
June 8, 2014
Grey and pine green
susiesch56 added this to outdoor
June 8, 2014
color combos
laurieevans added this to Deck
June 7, 2014
stain
ziggysmom added this to Deck
June 7, 2014
Decking materials/wood etc
Chinomso Daisy Nwogu added this to balcony
June 5, 2014
simple
Mary Lib Richards added this to Dream Spaces: 12 Decks That Rise Above It All
June 5, 2014
Sheer perfection: a spectacular view and just enough space for a chair from which to enjoy it!
Matthew Pavey added this to matthew_pavey's Ideas
June 4, 2014
Adirondack chairs
curatsu added this to curatsu's ideas
May 29, 2014
simple railing
rachellea08 added this to Outdoor Living
May 28, 2014
Basically my dream
AdvantageLumber.com added this to Small Urban Decks
April 23, 2014
Even the tiniest of spaces can become a jewel of outdoor living. A small balcony deck works great with sliding glass doors and a comfortable but space saving decorations.
tattieb2 added this to Tiny Homes
March 10, 2014
Perfect little me spot under my tree!!! Room for 1 other person ONLY!
eqhome added this to Outside
February 3, 2014
kmcelroyderogatis added this to kmcelroyderogatis's Ideas
January 6, 2014
The view
meghancoleman added this to meghancoleman's Ideas
December 31, 2013
Lake
dorothy629 added this to Deck, Porch, Screen Room
December 21, 2013
for railings that vanish, try a wooden rail and hog panels. Rec in the comments for this Ideabook.
jval719 added this to mom's condo
December 3, 2013
Cute idea for deck
Emily Cheney added this to deck
November 1, 2013
Love the planters!
Windward Design added this to Beauly House Ideas
October 22, 2013
Deck area
Nesting added this to bherochik's ideas
October 15, 2013
small space, big view! Perfect "Morning Coffee" space
rkhowe added this to Gardens
September 19, 2013
Deck transition to patio
elishajames added this to elishajames's ideas
August 18, 2013
The positioning of the chair, the minimal railing, the fact that the deck is so compact speaks volumes as to how the space is used. This is a space for solitude.
lclark1962 added this to lclark1962's ideas
August 18, 2013
deck
ekaminski1 added this to outside
August 2, 2013
Color
K added this to nancydrew311's Ideas
July 30, 2013
P
sonjihubbard added this to deck
July 30, 2013
chair
clnt added this to porches
July 6, 2013
mini me
manontou added this to manontou's Ideas
June 27, 2013
Petit balcon, belle vue
kmoore54 added this to kmoore54's Ideas
June 23, 2013
Chair
Dorothy Boichat added this to dorothy_boichat's Ideas
June 16, 2013
Chair
123deb123 added this to Deck/Patios
June 5, 2013
chair facing the railing boards
tanzanitesky added this to Porch/Deck
May 31, 2013
Ahhh
anneraff added this to anneraff's ideas
May 22, 2013
small deck
aikonabardi added this to aikonabardi's ideas
May 17, 2013
dream
cricket66 added this to cricket66's ideas
May 10, 2013
We could make the wooden flower box to fit any railing. Paint any color
bryantcafe added this to bryantcafe's Ideas
May 8, 2013
I would be very much at home here.
mieh added this to mieh's ideas
May 1, 2013
love the view, and am wondering about the wooden planter.........is it made by hand or purchased at a store
karen_mark added this to karen_mark's Ideas
April 26, 2013
Sweet. But it could be the lake.
Laura Williams added this to Dream Living
April 21, 2013
dreamy on the lake
misskitty62656 added this to Patio Ideas
April 17, 2013
small
CALANTA DESIGNS added this to riverside home
March 31, 2013
deck
fisch5998 added this to fisch5998's ideas
March 18, 2013
Adirondacks chair
soartow added this to soartow's ideas
March 16, 2013
enough depth for one chair
StyleByDesign added this to Deck and outdoor ideas for B Mar 2013
March 14, 2013
Create with glass panel.
mndenis added this to I just like this.
March 11, 2013
Adirondack chairs!
ecressey added this to Yard
March 11, 2013
Reading deck
madfliesler added this to madfliesler's Favorites
March 1, 2013
Off bedroom?
marylou67 added this to Harmony deck
February 15, 2013
Upstairs balcony w room for just 1 chair & window box
javierf added this to javierf's Ideas
February 10, 2013
Muy bueno
mschneekloth added this to mschneekloth's Ideas
February 3, 2013
Size
projectbrows added this to home ideas
January 24, 2013
gorgeous
jonespamelar added this to jonespamelar's Favorites
December 27, 2012
campy
jrchristian90 added this to Jr decor fav ideas
December 21, 2012
Sweet little deck with a big view.
kiwifrut added this to Backyard
November 23, 2012
planters and chair
oneshoecan added this to Porches
October 19, 2012
Always a way to make some little spot of beauty
kboushie added this to back porch for 492 River road
October 14, 2012
Easy access to yard
Barbara Barton added this to DECKS
October 14, 2012
"Calming" deck view.
cmox added this to cmox's Favorites
October 8, 2012
Railing
hong_li added this to hong_li's ideas
October 7, 2012
view
ilike_tea added this to ilike_tea's ideas
September 5, 2012
the wooden flower bed!
Rebecca Duchene added this to rebecca_duchene's ideas
September 3, 2012
yup.
joannhibbard added this to joannhibbard's ideas
September 2, 2012
trees over water
Clare Horn added this to clare_horn's ideas
September 2, 2012
Decks
salsie added this to salsie's ideas
September 2, 2012
Small but perfectly formed
jaedite added this to cozy.
August 22, 2012
private balcony. Love this.
nsolano added this to outside
August 18, 2012
place for a single person to look at view
forrester added this to Outdoor Entertaining
August 14, 2012
Small deck
pjleslie added this to Terrace
August 12, 2012
Small deck for upstairs main house or PB
Jordana Frost added this to jordana_frost's ideas
July 15, 2012
Love it!
beckhamsmom added this to beckhamsmom's ideas
July 8, 2012
sneak this in somewhere...
cherrypits added this to cherrypits's ideas
July 7, 2012
everything
billdespain added this to billdespain's ideas
June 25, 2012
Idea for tree stand overlooking pond from the air!
debsul added this to debsul's Favorites
June 22, 2012
Small lake
kabellarose added this to kabellarose's ideas
June 17, 2012
looks like a place I used to live in. new york state, 1970's
gaudetn added this to gaudetn's Favorites
June 16, 2012
Balcon chalet
amjwdd added this to amjwdd's Favorites
June 15, 2012
Beautiful
sqftfarm added this to sqftfarm's ideas
June 14, 2012
view on the world
astutz added this to astutz's Favorites
June 14, 2012
Pool pad off master
Rustic Artistry | Carole Rains added this to deck/porch
June 12, 2012
My dream view
hodgesddh added this to hodgesddh's ideas
June 12, 2012
Love everything about this!
Kreate Inc. added this to katq's ideas
June 12, 2012
Mine!
theallengroup added this to theallengroup's Favorites
June 11, 2012
Peaceful small deck
neelukatta added this to neelukatta's ideas
June 11, 2012
Porch
nazmamie added this to nazmamie's ideas
June 11, 2012
outside chair
palock added this to palock's ideas
June 10, 2012
peaceful view for one
Millicent Cooley added this to millicent_cooley's Favorites
June 10, 2012
View
judith195 added this to Judith195s Garden Ideas
June 10, 2012
A small deck is the ultimate spot for enjoying coffee, the paper and the view.
Georgia Evenson added this to georgia_evenson's ideas
June 10, 2012
Like!
alecaror added this to decks
June 10, 2012
deck esquinero, postes y pasamano
joto8 added this to joto8's ideas
June 10, 2012
view
lbeaton1 added this to lbeaton1's ideas
June 10, 2012
heaven
stray_bird added this to balcony idea
June 10, 2012
love the square flower pot
oussaki added this to oussaki's ideas
June 10, 2012
THE CHAIR AND THE VIEW.
mongolianna added this to mongolianna's ideas
June 9, 2012
For up north - a little wrap around on one side
jjimenez added this to jjimenez's Favorites
June 7, 2012
Silla verde
Feigh House Design added this to 08faeencabo's ideas
June 6, 2012
Very warming
bvoborsky added this to bvoborsky's Favorites
June 6, 2012
Small deck, many docks outdoor lifestyle
TM N55 added this to tmnicol's ideas
June 6, 2012
My dream house will have this sort of deck off my bedroom (single story house though). To live on a lake.............. nice dream
philoalg21 added this to philoalg21's ideas
May 25, 2012
planter
kanglin28 added this to Sean and Faith Garden balcony
May 20, 2012
Excellent view
dianecunha added this to dianecunha's ideas
May 12, 2012
chair
swd1221 added this to swd1221's Favorites
April 26, 2012
Heaven!
khatijah added this to khatijah's ideas
April 22, 2012
color and design
Bridget Harrison added this to bridgetcharrison's ideas
April 22, 2012
What a perfect space for a good read if you could tear your eyes away from the view
scpeckham added this to Bedrooms
April 22, 2012
Convert the add on!
marjii added this to marjii's Favorites
April 21, 2012
Simple hideaway
Bear Mom added this to Rocky Top Ideas
April 8, 2012
single porch
enidmare added this to enidmare's Favorites
April 5, 2012
patio
aby19 added this to aby19's Favorites
April 2, 2012
Seat wth a view
johnny5 added this to johnny5's Favorites
March 31, 2012
Chair
talonnabee added this to Outdoor Room / Patio
March 29, 2012
heavenly view!
Gus added this to deck
March 26, 2012
f you have a special view that you want to maintain, consider using cable rails or chain link fencing to create a visually unobtrusive rail that meets building code requirements. Cable rails can be costly, but a simple wood rail with vinyl-coated chain link is inexpensive and attractive.
carolinemoe added this to deck
March 24, 2012
size
hiitsceli added this to garden
March 24, 2012
flower box and green chair
daigkd added this to Blue house
March 22, 2012
.? Cable rails for better views
kbaker8384 added this to kbaker8384's ideas
March 21, 2012
View
kcrewe added this to kcrewe's ideas
March 21, 2012
deck
trigal63 added this to trigal63's ideas
March 21, 2012
DREAMY!
tryingtoohard added this to Front Deck
March 20, 2012
Bay side!
frspurlock added this to 2001 ideas
March 20, 2012
some day...
wongdandan added this to wongdandan's ideas
March 20, 2012
一个人的美景
Preiss & Preiss added this to fun ideas for home decor
March 20, 2012
Small balcony made very cute
whittons added this to whittons's ideas
March 19, 2012
dream
adrianacabrera added this to adrianacabrera's ideas
March 19, 2012
balcon
jamhair added this to jamhair's Favorites
March 19, 2012
small upper deck for one person to appreciate the view
ruby56 added this to ruby56's ideas
March 19, 2012
View
suzj added this to suzj's ideas
March 19, 2012
reminds me of mom's corner on the lake house
cuba305 added this to ranch house
March 19, 2012
small deck space
crosencrans added this to crosencrans's ideas
March 18, 2012
small deck on upper floor
Susan Palazzolo added this to susan_palazzolo's ideas
March 18, 2012
What a great place to read a book
csmith522 added this to patios
March 18, 2012
love this view!
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