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Photo By: Greener Roofs and Gardens, LLC
Photo By: California Redwood Association, www.realstrongredwood.com
Photo By: MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], www.mosaicgroupatlanta.com
Sleek Blue and White Modern Exterior With Potted Plants
Installing a deck fills the large gap between this house and the curb, and having a few potted plants instead of a huge garden bed makes the yard much easier to maintain. The blue-gray house color and bold orange door also help get the house noticed.
Want a deck with a commanding view of the natural surroundings? This composite deck is ideal for homeowners who want a long-lasting, low maintenance material compared to natural wood. Keep in mind that PVC decks can fade, buckle and harbor mildew after prolonged periods of hot or cold weather. But you can use a manufacturer’s suggested brightener to enhance the appearance and regular cleaning with soap and water will reduce buckling and mildew.
We’re all a fan of the deep grain texture that a wood deck offers, but aren’t fans of the maintenance that goes along with it. Good Life composite decking from Fiberon, in the subtle Cabin color, showcases rustic graining against more modern furnishing and clean, white composite railing – but never requires staining or painting.
The luxury penthouse seen here features breath taking panoramic views of Seattle from forty stories up. The interior includes stunning quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and backlit mirrors all furthering the sleek sophistication of this buildings architecture.
On this penthouse roof deck, powder-coated aluminum pergolas create private enclosures around the kitchen and a lounge area. The unobstructed sun deck allows the owners and guests to bask in the warm Florida sun year-round.
A white painted stone fireplace serves as the focal point of this modern coastal style deck. White curtains offer privacy or protection from the sun. A rectangular coffee table with a black frame mimics the black framed outdoor couches.
Wood Deck with Recessed Lights in Steps and Pergola
The pergola helps provide shade to the deck and sunroom space from the vicious afternoon westerly sun. The pergola is the same color as the window sashes and keeps cohesive color palette with the house and deck. The stone planter adds interest to the desk and is stacked in a natural drystack manor.
Modern Backyard Deck With Rustic Built-In Treehouse
This lively backyard deck features natural wood planks and vibrant red-orange outdoor furniture, including an armchair and ottoman. A built-in rustic treehouse with a hammock and swing provides a fun spot for kids to explore.
Designer Matt Partridge of Juergen Partridge Limited installed multiple structures that provide shady, gathering spots on even the hottest days in this romantic backyard. To enhance the woodwork, he applied multiple stain colors to the cedar structure and decks. Designer Tip: When planning an outdoor space, think about your lifestyle and how you'll use it — whether as a recreational area for a young, active family or as a private, serene spot for relaxing and reading.
An Ipe Deck to Blend In With The Natural Surroundings
You can commune with nature and enjoy spectacular sightlines in an open deck design like this one made of Ipe wood, which is low maintenance (use only soap and water for cleaning). It will need UV protection to prevent it from drying out. A natural finish like teak oil is good for preserving the color of the Ipe (avoid colored finishes) and may need to be applied 2-3 times during the first 18 months of deck usage.