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Unique Deck Features

April 28, 2017

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When trying to decide what type of deck you want to build for your home, don’t overlook the fine details! These niceties are what will set your deck apart from the rest and will ensure that your deck fits appropriately with the style of your home. Here are some unique ideas to consider when designing your dream deck!

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Whether you want a dry place to sit and watch the rain or need a cool spot to relax on the hotter days of summer, a deck awning is your answer! Modern designs boast protection from UV rays and can also prevent outdoor furniture from fading.

Grilling Cove

Who doesn’t enjoy a good barbecue in the summertime?! If you love to grill, dedicating a portion of your deck to barbecuing is a great idea. You can choose a standalone grill or even build one into the deck. Accompany it with some built-in countertops and cabinetry and you’ve got yourself an efficient outdoor kitchen!

Floor Lighting

Illuminating your deck is key to outdoor fun that lasts long after the sun has gone down. Save space while creating a more sophisticated look by installing lighting in your decking floor. There are plenty of lighting options to choose from, so it’s easy to match the style of the rest of your home.


If you’ve ever dreamed of having a hot tub, your deck is the perfect place for it! Hot tubs can be built into your deck so that the surface is flush with the deck top for a more sleek look, or placed on top of your deck floor with stairs leading into it. Make sure the area surrounding the hot tub is well lit to ensure tub users can safely get in and out.

Fire Pit

Here’s another unique deck feature that you can custom-build right into your deck! Fire pits are often used as a contemporary focal point and offer a comfortable and relaxing outdoor space during the cooler months.

Multiple Levels

Build short stairways to create multiple levels on your deck. Terrace spaces are great for separating different parts of your deck like a dining space and lounge areas.

North American Deck and Patio, LLC is a company with over 25 years of experience in the industry! We pride ourselves on designing and building the highest quality decks, patios, porches, and more. If you’re looking for additional ideas on how to make your deck the best part of your home, contact one of our professionals today!

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