Among the many new trends in deck design are multi-level decks for different activities, finished decks which increase your outdoor entertaining options and decks with added water features like this versatile design from AZEK which includes a spa pool and is available in different colors and grain textures.
A deck looking over a hillside of Japanese maple, oak, redwood, acacia and pine provides the perfect setting for snacks, relaxation and contemplation. Several terra cotta pots filled with flowering plants and ornamental grasses are set at the top of a small staircase connecting a walkway to the deck.
Though it's located on one of the best streets in La Jolla, Calif., the back of this home was once overrun with myoporum and acacias that blocked views of the canyon and ocean. To help reclaim the rear garden, the Torrey Pines Landscape Company cleared away the plants and added a modern living and entertaining space beneath the pergola.
HGTV's Property Brothers brought this country-style living room up to speed with acacia wood flooring and comfortable yet stylish furniture. A painted brick fireplace looks fresh and updated, while exposed beams add a rustic touch overhead. A generous sprinkling of details completes the space: fresh-cut flowers, floral throw pillows and airy curtains.
As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, the focal point of this bright yet cozy living room is a brick fireplace with a white faux finish. The wood-and-metal coffee table and acacia wood flooring balance the more feminine, floral window treatments. Jonathan and Drew had the rose-colored mirror (a family heirloom of the homeowners) custom framed for the mantel.