The tan painted wooden deck in the front of the home becomes the main attention grabber, while the house is painted white with neutral toned window shutters. Hanging flowers bring the deck together and accent the neutral colors nicely.
The back deck of the HGTV Smart Home 2013 located in Jacksonville, FL is accented with a blue pine trestle-style table and rustic metal chairs. The dining table set presents the perfect marriage of modern and vintage-chic garden design. Composite decking in a weathered gray hue creates a neutral canvas underfoot and a built-in grill in the outdoor kitchen area finish the space.
“One of the wonderful spaces in this house is the pergola-covered deck with an amazing dining area,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum, who feels the back deck will allow homeowners to take advantage of warm Austin nights.
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.