10 Inspiring Deck Designs
Whether wood or composite, decks offer a place to relax, soak up the sun and entertain while also adding value to your home. If you're thinking of adding a deck or updating an existing structure, here are 10 deck designs to inspire you.
Deck with Modern Railing
You can give an old deck a new look by adding modern railings. This deck design from Supreme Deck Builders features black balusters that give the deck a modern look when combined with wood railings. The railing elevates what would otherwise be in line with traditional wood deck designs.
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Deck with a Fire Table
Add some coziness and comfort to your deck by building a fire table. Large deck designs like this one from Affordable Views by RJB Construction offers a space to relax and warm up thanks to built-in benches next to the fire table.
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Deck with Privacy Fence
One of our favorite deck design ideas, this partially covered deck from Deome Builders has an area with a built-in hot tub and a privacy fence. Converting a deck railing into a privacy screen blocks views and drowns out noise and wind.
Photo: Courtesy of Deome Builders Inc.
Deck with Pergola
If you need a little relief from the sun on your deck, build a pergola. Outback Builders designed this deck which offers a shaded area thanks to a pergola, along with a sunny, open area.
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Composite decking materials, such as those used in this wrap-around deck from Eckhoff Construction, are low-maintenance when compared to wood. And it will likely last much longer than traditional wood deck designs. Composite is also a great choice for small deck designs that don't require a lot of material.
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Deck with Built-in Bar and Benches
Deck designs like this one from Carlson Projects has a built-in outdoor bar and benches that create a space for entertaining or extra seating.
Photo: Courtesy of Carlson Projects Inc.
Small Deck with Patio
Small space? No problem! This design from Hobson Landscapes offers a small deck combined with a patio to make use of the mini backyard.
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Deck Design Idea: Large, Open Deck
This large, open deck design has plenty of space for relaxing and dining. Since it is low to the ground, they didn't include a railing around the entire deck. Always check local building codes.
Photo: Courtesy of Decks Unlimited
Deck with Spiral Design
Add a spiral design element to your deck, like this one from Contractor Paradise. It also features a built-in fire pit. This is more in the category of patio deck designs because it's low to the ground and doesn't require stairs or railing.
Photo: Courtesy of Contractor Paradise
Deck with Spiral Staircase
Another one of our favorite deck design ideas, a spiral staircase gives this deck an updated look.
Photo: Courtesy of Screwheads Decking and Supply