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Multi-Level Deck in Leander, TX
Multi-Level Deck in Leander, TX
Archadeck of Austin
A unique feature of this multi-level deck design is in the wide width decking utilized in the picture framing. At 7-1/4” wide, it’s 1-3/4” wider than the standard 5-1/2” decking plank.
Pergola, TREX Deck, Custom railings
Pergola, TREX Deck, Custom railings
Outdoor Designers
Example of a large classic backyard deck design in Other with a pergola
Transitional Deck
Transitional Deck
Transitional backyard deck photo in Other with a fire pit and no cover
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Tribeca Penthouse Rooftop
Tribeca Penthouse Rooftop
Murdock Solon Architects
Tribeca Penthouse Rooftop. Photo by: Joseph M. Kitchen Photography
Mid-sized trendy rooftop rooftop deck photo in New York with no cover
Trellis & Firepit Area - North View
Trellis & Firepit Area - North View
Kurt Krueger Architects
Unlimited Style Photography
Small trendy backyard deck photo in Los Angeles with a fire pit and a pergola
Outdoor Oasis
Outdoor Oasis
5th Generation Contracting
Atlanta arguably gets the best of all four seasons, so why not let 5th Generation transform your yard into an oasis? Whether you want to grill out on a new patio or enjoy the views from a covered porch or sunroom, our award-winning design team can me your vision a reality.
Rhoden Island Drive
Rhoden Island Drive
Patrick Brickman
Patrick Brickman
Inspiration for a transitional deck remodel in Charleston with a roof extension
Decking | Terrain Collection | Silver Maple
Decking | Terrain Collection | Silver Maple
TimberTech
Terrain Collection offers the timeless appeal of warm earthy tones with a natural beauty that beckons and inspires. Shown here in Silver Maple, other colors include Brown Oak and Sandy Birch. The scalloped edge of all Terrain Collection boards make these affordable alternatives with the same superior quality and low maintenance that homeowners have come to expect from TimberTech capped composites. Capped with a protective polymer shell, Terrain Collection is scratch, stain and fade resistant and backed by an additional 25 Year Fade and Stain Warranty for total peace of mind.
LA Home Builders Fall Parade of Homes 2018
LA Home Builders Fall Parade of Homes 2018
Coffey & Co. House of Interiors
Lisza Coffey Photography
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary backyard deck remodel in Omaha with a roof extension
Joshua Tree Origin
Joshua Tree Origin
Blu Homes
Inspiration for a large contemporary deck remodel in Los Angeles with a pergola
Queen Anne Residence
Queen Anne Residence
Sculpted Sites
Built-in seating maximizes deck space on a small deck while bench back serves as a guard rail. Herb bed adjacent to grill compliments the outdoor kitchen elements.
MV2
MV2
Moskow Linn Architects
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard outdoor shower deck remodel in Boston with a roof extension
Energy Efficiency Model Home
Energy Efficiency Model Home
Mindful Designs, Inc.
Rooftop deck for entertaining. This deck is designed to resist ice and snow build up in the northern Montana winters by utilizing a heating 'loop' from the home with no extra heating costs. The water from the rooftop deck is also gathered to be used in a landscaping pond for aesthetics and for the children's entertainment.
Tribeca NY
Tribeca NY
Gunn Landscape Architecture
Photo: Alex Herring
Water fountain deck - contemporary rooftop rooftop water fountain deck idea in New York with no cover
Multilevel Ipe Deck w/stone inlay Randolph NJ
Multilevel Ipe Deck w/stone inlay Randolph NJ
Deck Remodelers.com
Gorgeous multilevel Ipe hardwood deck with stone inlay in sunken lounge area for fire bowl, Custom Ipe rails with Deckorator balusters, Our signature plinth block profile fascias. Our own privacy wall with faux pergola over eating area. Built in Ipe planters transition from upper to lower decks and bring a burst of color. The skirting around the base of the deck is all done in mahogany lattice and trimmed with Ipe. The lighting is all Timbertech. Give us a call today @ 973.729.2125 to discuss your project Sean McAleer
Corner Pocket House
Corner Pocket House
LaCantina Doors
Edward Ogosta Steve King Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard deck remodel in Los Angeles with a fire pit and no cover
Pittsford Deck stain
Pittsford Deck stain
M.B. LIND PAINTING
Fineshed deck
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional backyard deck container garden remodel in New York with no cover
Lake View Modern
Lake View Modern
Thomas Shafer Architects LLC
Steve Hall @ Hedrich Blessing Photographers
Deck container garden - large contemporary rooftop rooftop deck container garden idea in Chicago
Modern Summer House
Modern Summer House
Austin Patterson Disston Architects
Peter Murdock
Deck container garden - contemporary backyard deck container garden idea in New York with no cover
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The deck is a prime entertaining space and a go-to spot for hosting family and friends. An extension of the indoor living space, decks are the best location to hold a summer barbecue or take in the view.

As you browse deck designs, make sure to really consider the shape and elevation of your current space, and do your due diligence on which materials are right for you. Read further for more tips, tricks and deck ideas.

Which deck material should I use?


When reviewing deck ideas and the various material options, always keep price, appearance and ongoing maintenance in mind. Wood deck designs look the most natural, but also require the most maintenance, like staining and weatherproofing. Composite, on the other hand, is easier to care for but might not look as authentic. Plastic decking can be a less expensive alternative and removes any risk of splinters, though again, it won’t provide the same look as wood if that’s what you’re aiming for. Aluminum is one of the more unique deck ideas, but metal can be pricey and heat up in summertime. Ultimately, decide what your sweet spot is between budget and care, then look at pictures of decks made from the same materials so that you know what sort of final product to expect in the end.

What deck design works for my space?


Since decks are custom built, it’s relatively easy to personalize their design. That being said, with endless layouts to consider, it’s important to know all of your options before diving into the building process. A raised deck design often includes a staircase or a few steps, which helps with backyard access, especially from two-story homes or any structures that are not flush with the ground outside. Platform decks are placed on or just above the ground, while a multilevel design combines aspects from both. You can even opt for a free standing platform, which is placed out in the yard and not attached to the house at all. You’ll also need to think about whether you want the space to be covered or uncovered — check out lots of deck design ideas to see how others have incorporated overhead covers (or not). Make sure your final choice blends well with your home’s current style and is safe and practical for your family.

How should I decorate my outdoor deck?


Once the design and construction decisions are done, it’s time to think about deck decorating ideas! Because outdoor areas are centered around gathering and relaxing, comfortable patio furniture is key to the overall decor. Include an umbrella and table for easy al fresco dining, and purchase a weatherproof sofa and chaise lounges for ultimate relaxation. And since the yard is great for those cool summer nights, don’t forget about proper lighting when planning out your deck decor. Think about how bright you want the area to be and explore your options accordingly. Look into LED bulbs and solar lighting options, and consider placement of fixtures on deck railings and posts. You’ll notice in photos that lots of deck designs showcase hanging string lights or lanterns over the communal space, and occasionally a fire pit for cozy conversation and s’mores. Top it all off with some potted plants to add a bit of visual interest, and you’re all set to enjoy the new space!

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Whether you want inspiration for planning a deck renovation or are building a designer deck from scratch, Houzz has 226,652 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Cumberland Custom Homes and Archadeck of Austin. Look through deck pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a deck design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful deck photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.