If you’re thinking of adding a deck to your home, don’t limit yourself by settling for the typical square-shaped addition. Decks can be designed in all different shapes and sizes and taking the time to find the ideal design can be rewarded with a more functional and unique looking outdoor living space.
Check out these deck designs for inspiration on your next home improvement project!
Just because most decks are square doesn’t mean you have to follow the same old trend! Ditch the sharp angles and design flowing, curved edges on your deck to give it a more smooth and relaxing appearance. You can also incorporate a curved deck into a square or rectangle deck by separating both spaces with a small set of stairs and creating a circular cove for bonfires or dining.
Adding numerous layers of decking to your backyard creates a unique and visually stimulating appearance in structure alone. Different layers can be used to individualize the numerous functionalities of your deck, separating the grilling area from the dining area, the kids’ play area from the adults’ lounge area, and so on.
If you’ve got a green thumb and a decent bit of your yard is already filled with flowers and shrubbery, you might think a deck is out of the question for your home. Think again! Allow your guests to explore your garden by placing interconnected deck spaces throughout your yard to create a wandering path, and add broader sections along the way for lounging, cooking, dining, or relaxing.
Perhaps the immediate space beyond your back door already has an important purpose. Whether it’s a roaming area for pets or a playground for your kids, you’ll likely want to keep that space how it is. A destination deck would work perfectly in this case – it lets you keep plenty of open space while designating an area further away from the home for your favorite deck activities.
This design is great for homeowners who have a lot of trees in their yard and don’t want to have to cut them down in order to build a spacious deck. Custom-fitting your deck around trees is a great way to better utilize your yard space and will give it a lively and more natural feel.