Now this is outdoor living! Even if you can’t add all these fun features, consider adding a fireplace or installing a roof over the deck. That way, a little rain doesn’t have to limit your outside time. For maximum elegance, choose Horizon composite decking, shown here in exotic Ipe.
The deep rich tones and realistic grain patterns of Fiberon ProTect Advantage Chestnut decking mimic today’s popular indoor hardwood looks, extending your living space into the great outdoors. There’s plenty of room on this composite deck to kick back and relax, or host the neighbors near the fire feature.
Sometimes the secret to creating a spectacular balcony garden is all about the decking as in this handsome layout by Terra Firma Design that uses Brazilian hardwood Ipe for the flooring. It provides a lovely visual counterpoint to the green plantings and earth tones of the wraparound couch.
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.
Designing a new deck? Consider adding a bump-out or other designated space for your grill. You’ll keep smoke away from seating areas and give the chef some extra elbow room. To make life even easier, install low-maintenance Horizon composite decking from Fiberon, shown here in Castle Gray.
Who says decks have to be brown? Check out Fiberon Horizon decking in gorgeous Greystone. Reminiscent of coastal New England cottages, this elegant shade works well in any setting. Want a more contemporary railing? Swap out the traditional white, square balusters for round, black metal ones.
The “V” pattern of the Fiberon Horizon Ipe boards creates an eye-catching floor design. Using the same composite boards as top rails provides a striking contrast to the white posts and visually connects the space. The wide flat top rail also doubles as table-top dining. Add in the outdoor kitchen, and this deck is sure to impress.
Dark stained concrete flooring used indoors continues out to the home's deck. A steel and glass railing encloses the space, and an outdoor sofa and pair of armchairs provide comfy seating to take in the lakefront views.
One of the house's main outdoor entertaining areas is the elegant swimming pool and spa. An open pavilion provides an outdoor dining area, while sleek pool chairs are the perfect spot to relax. Travertine stone is used around the pool to reflect the materials of the main house.
Not every deck party needs to happen during the day. With the right deck lighting – think side posts and post caps as well as riser lighting on the stairs for safety – you can create a warm, inviting atmosphere that’s perfect for an adults-only cocktail party or movies and s’mores for the kids.