Craftsman Great Room Dining Area With Southwestern Flair
The dining area of this Craftsman-style great room features leather-and-wood dining chairs around a round wood table, hardwood floors, and stained wood trim around the glass doors leading to the covered deck outside.
Modern Layered Deck With Waterfall Flowing Into a Circular Pool
Light concrete and stainless steel create a soft contrast against the natural hues of the trees and plants surrounding this deck. Stained wood transitions to the natural landscaping. A waterfall structure flows down into a circular pool, complementing the cascading movement of the deck levels.
A wood framed glass door and a large sliding glass door offering multiple exits out to a spacious patio that offers spectacular views. Metal balcony railing combines with a gray stained, wood deck for a sleek and contemporary look.
Clean, straight lines characterize this modern backyard, which features an angular pool and hot tub with a dark-stained wood deck. Concrete walkways surround swaths of green grass, and a small structure with a pergola is a convenient pool house.
A dark-stained wood deck provides a small outdoor area for this shipping container house, painted bright yellow. A bright white bistro table and chairs complement the white French doors that lead out to the interior space. A small container garden adds a variety of color while also offering some privacy.
Sure, a stained wood deck is nice, but treat it to a coat of black paint and the look becomes significantly more elegant. “Black is versatile and dramatic,” says designer Stephanie Wilson. “Here, the black decking and rail acts as a strong base for the white walls and window trim; the black French doors tie the decking and the walls together and adds a lovely element of symmetry.”
A Brick Home with a Private Backyard Deck and Pergola
It might look like natural wood but this sleek, handsome backyard deck is made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) which is resistant to rotting and oxidation. PVC eliminates the need to sand, stain or strip your deck and all you need to maintain one is regular cleaning with soap and water.
Modern Backyard Patio With Sharp, Smooth Steps, Long, Separated Stepping Stones, and Outdoor Dining Area With Blue Accents
Each section of this patio offers a new texture to the design. Glass doors open from the home open on to a smooth, stained wood deck with steps descending to the yard. Long, rectangular stepping stones are separated by uniform rows grass and create the feel of movement from the deck to the outdoor dining patio. Light neutral stone flooring compliments the neutral tone of the home exterior while a blue table umbrella adds a bold pop of color.
Whether you go for a hammock snooze or a family picnic, nothing compares with relaxing on your deck. Wood decking demands constant upkeep—scrubbing, bleaching and staining. Composite polymer decking, on the other hand, lasts longer, stays cooler to the touch and retains its color, all while capturing the warmth of wood. Better still, composite decking helps the environment, keeping about 30 pounds of plastic (usually milk jugs and shopping bags) out of landfills for every 20 feet of decking.