At HGTV Smart Home 2013, four gray Adirondack chairs are cushioned with white pillows with a gray stripe for a comfortable sun deck setting. Cement squares create a deck surface beside the tropical palm tree.
A modern take on the classic shingle-style home, a flat metal roof replaces the classic sloped, cedar or cypress-clad roof in the backyard. Shaded areas offer relief from the intense midday sun or a random rain shower while a long dining table provides a place for outdoor meals.
A wide shot of the home's exterior shows the magnificent features of the backyard. A wrap-around porch accommodates a dining area and outdoor kitchen, glass walls create seamless transitions from outdoor to indoor, and a deep porch overhang provides shade and blocks sunlight from heating interior spaces. The lounge area by the pool is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.
Here is an expansive, open Ipe deck that offers ample room for both full sun and shade activities. Ipe is a tough, durable and visually striking hardwood that is popular among homeowners. Tips for DIY installation: Use pre-grooved boards which will save you time in assembling; Carefully inspect all boards in advance to weed out any that may be slightly bent or warped; Use a face mask when installing to prevent irritation from the sawdust.
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.
The designers divided this luxe rooftop deck into three main areas: a lounge with custom sofas, a sun deck with a dining table and an outdoor kitchen (not pictured). All three offer sweeping skyline views of Miami.
Keeping in tone with the minimal open-floor plan home, the swimming pool is streamlined and features a clean, white patio deck. Sleek lounge chairs sit perfectly on the sun deck, where guests can relax in the pool and in the shade.
Lose yourself in the view from this Miami mansion's spacious sun deck off the master suite, overlooking the Biscayne Bay. Known as Palazzo di Mare, the home was rented by socialite sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian while they filmed their E! reality series, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
This spacious pool offers a popular feature called a tanning ledge or a sun deck area and creates a shallow area that can be used for kids, pets and to allow furniture to be placed in the water. Typically the ledge is just flat and does not have any slope on it.
Located on the roof of a historic Art Deco building in Miami Beach, Florida, this luxurious penthouse roof deck is a private retreat in the sky. The outdoor escape includes a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, a sun deck with a table for alfresco dining and a covered cabana lounge with a pop-up TV and sofas.