Gardening and Entertaining Are Natural Fits in a Trex Deck Design
In this practical dual design you can enjoy both gardening and entertaining on a Trex deck. To help maintain the deck’s attractive, natural appearance, a semi-annual cleaning with a composite deck cleaner is recommended.
A modern stone-and-glass fire pit surrounded by built-in stone benches and patio chairs with neutral cushions offers a place to enjoy Utah mountain views. Durable, composite decking, with the look of weathered clapboard, serves as the base for this dynamic space. (HGTV Dream Home 2012)
Container-grown plantings are your friend when adding greenery to a terrace or balcony. “When you use typical landscape plants in pots or containers you’ll see them very differently than when they are planted in the ground,” says landscape designer Jeffery Erb. “You’ll see all the details up close and notice textures, vein patterns, the colors on the undersides of the leaves and more. So I like to use a minimal selection of plants in a small terrace or patio because it creates a more calm and serene environment — just what we need in the chaos of a city.” Erb advises choosing slow-growing cultivars that won’t outgrow their pots too quickly.
Black metal railings give this rustic stone deck a contemporary look. The swimming pool flows underneath the outdoor living area for a cool tunnel effect. Breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains are visible from the dining room, which extends over the deck.
This view is the one that can be seen from the deck of the second story of this modern home. The deck surrounds the master bedroom and faces the city, allowing the couple to relax and enjoy the views just outside their window.
To stand up to Florida's harsh and changeable weather conditions, a pine trestle-style table is treated with two layers of primer, three layers of car paint and finally two layers of clear coat. Vintage steel chairs cozy up and offer seating for eight.