This deck has an outdoor kitchen complete with a bar and living room with furniture that will survive the elements. Use durable materials like redwood, stone furniture and outdoor pillows to ensure your outdoor entertaining space holds up to the weather.
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.
While redwood reigns inside, teak is the wood of choice for the deck. From there, floating stairs lead to a tiered water feature. The home is surrounded by a seven-acre, award-winning garden designed by Paul Leffingwell.
Integrating nature with your outdoor deck design enhances any entertainment space and here is a novel approach from Urrutia Design that combines trees, potted plants and shade features with Ipe wood, locally made bricks, Redwood balusters and a fire pit.
Increase your home’s livable footprint by adding a wooden deck — and recoup around 80% of your investment. Wood is a less expensive choice than plastic composite materials and actually returns a greater percentage of the total project cost in increased home value. Pressure-treated pine is the cheapest and most common option, but spending a little more money for redwood or cedar gives you natural resistance to rot and insect damage without all the harsh chemicals. Tropical hardwood (such as ipé) is the priciest choice of all but is incredibly durable and beautiful.