Stylish Deck Features
Good weather should be enjoyed to its fullest extent. To do that you have to actually go outside. But if your home lacks an enticing outdoor living space, there’s little incentive to venture out. Outdoor living is seeing a bit of an explosion lately: Adding a deck is one of the most requested home projects today, and demand is steadily rising. New durable outdoor materials, furniture and accessories plus unique shade options and smart tech that lets you watch movies and have full kitchens have no doubt fueled the interest. So if you’re hoping to make the most of good weather in your area, a new deck has likely crossed your mind. Here are some examples of stylish decks you might would like to be installed in your home.
A Fire Pit Focal Point
This fire pit is a contemporary focal point that, along with the privacy wall, creates an inviting outdoor space for cool evenings.
Ample seating and a painted rug creates a distinct outdoor room, while built-in benches along the railings and plush pillows maximize lounging space.
Add interest with a well-designed staircase, like this one from DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2012. Keep in mind, most building codes require that the steps rise 8 inches per step or less and use 2" by 12" boards for treads.
Constructed with a contemporary deck design, a lighter wood and built-in bench define the fire pit area.
Stay Outside Rain or Shine
Awnings are a great solution for shading your deck. Aristocrat awnings designs products that protects you from UV rays, decreases the amount of sun that enters your home and prevents furnishings from fading.
Ahead of the Curve
The layout of this deck incorporates movements and flow, which is ideal for entertaining large groups.