10 Amazing, Inspirational Decks
A deck is a private place where you can enjoy nature, gather friends and family, or escape with a good book. If you’re going to build a new deck or refurbish an old one, use these deck ideas as inspiration.
Decks are most often not covered, but adding something overhead adds to the overall look and feel of the deck. Here, a pergola made from maintenance-free decking material transforms this space into an outdoor room. Check out another unique way to shade your deck, here.
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Deck Level with the Yard
Here’s how to maintain the door from your deck to your home to make sure it doesn’t rot.
Open Balcony Deck
If your deck boards are worn and weathered, here’s how to revive them.
Not sure what decking material to choose? Check out our guide for comparisons and advice.
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The glass covering of the deck keeps out rain, lets in sunshine, and accommodates stargazing. The glass covering is only beautiful when it’s kept clean, however. If glass become very dirty, here’s how to clean it.
Many decks are open to the outdoors, but in some situations, full or partial walls provide much needed privacy and noise reduction. In this deck design, partial stone walls provide a cozy space for relaxing and entertaining. Learn how to build this deck here.
Deck with Railing
Mixing and matching deck materials is one way to make your deck unique. In this deck, the traditional cedar deck boards mixed with a white painted railing result in a cozy outdoor space. Another unique DIY railing possibilities is this maintenance-free railing.