13 Craftsman Deck Design Photos

As one of the primary outdoor entertaining spaces, your deck is the go-to spot for hosting family and friends. Since it’s an extension of the indoor living space, it’s the best place to hold that summer barbecue or birthday party — just add a grill, good food, comfortable patio furniture and, of course, nice weather. While it’s great for parties, its breathtaking views and breezy locale make it a top-notch relaxation spot too. Regardless of its function, a craftsman deck is the perfect addition to any family home. More 
Punch Construction
10 Reviews
Chicago north side deck
A city garage rooftop makes the perfect space for a new cedar deck, accented with garden planters and custom pergola. Punch Construction
“Bench seating around table area on two sides” — maryerath
Christian Duvernois Landscape/Gallery
4 Reviews
West Village Co-Op
“piedra en el pedazo de huerto” — Richy Ríos
William J. Thomas Studios
1 Review
Seventh Street Residence
Gloriouso Photography
“terasse” — fatousila
Loudoun County Custom Builder - Best of Houzz 2014
Bensonwood's mission for over 40 years has been crafting beautiful and healthy, high-performance home sanctuaries capable of enduring for centuries.
Langeneckert Homes
Storybook Home
The large pau lope wood deck, supported by 40’ piers supports a corner fireplace. The collection of birdfeeders and birdhouses speak of the owner’s hobby of bird-watching. With the addition of a paddle fan and all weather television, this deck is a mini retreat after a long, summer day. alise o'brien photography
“Love the deck and colors” — Laura Burton
Cedar soffits and deck
Cedar deck over EPDM roofing membrane.
“Nice furniture for balcony” — Varun Kapur
JG Development, Inc.
5 Reviews
Private Second Story Covered Porch
Second story covered deck off of the master bedroom.
Gannage Construction
21 Reviews
1542 Valley View, Los Osos, CA
5 Reviews
Beaver Creek
Renovating in Ashburn? Contact a local pro
Closet Factory
DC Closet Storage & organization design and installation
View my projects
Faber Custom Builders
Loudon County Full-Service General Contractor
View my projects
When you get ready to build a deck, do your homework on the material options. Keep in mind price, appearance and overall maintenance when making your decision. Once you settle on your material, start thinking about the shape and elevation of the space. Do you want a raised deck or just a platform? Do you want it covered or uncovered? Think about what is safe and practical for your family. Finally, make it feel like home by investing in high-quality outdoor furniture and fun decor.

What deck material should I use?

When deciding on a material, think about how much time and money you want to invest. Wood looks more natural, but it needs to be stained and weatherproofed frequently. On the other hand, composite is easier to care for but might not look as authentic. Plastic is a cheaper alternative, while aluminum is unique but also more expensive. In the end, budget and care are important, but be sure your final choice blends well with your home’s current craftsman style as well.

What deck style works for my space?

Your outdoor space is easy to customize, so consider all your options before going forward. A raised deck often includes an outdoor staircase, which helps with backyard access, and it can either be covered or uncovered. A platform is placed on or just off the ground, while a multilevel space takes a little from both. You can even opt for a freestanding platform, which is placed out in the yard and not attached to the house.

How should I decorate my deck?

Once the construction decisions are done, it’s time to decorate! Comfortable patio furniture is what makes your outdoor space relaxing, so be sure you invest in a nice set. Include an umbrella and outdoor dining set for easy al fresco dining, and buy a weatherproof sofa and several chaise lounges for ultimate relaxation. And since your outdoor room is great for those cool summer nights, don’t forget about proper lighting.
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™