7 Stylish Deck Features

Explore your options before you begin outfitting your deck with custom, built-in design elements.

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A Fire Pit Focal Point

This fire pit is a contemporary focal point that, along with the privacy wall, creates an inviting outdoor space for cool evenings. 

Built-In Furniture

Ample seating and a painted rug creates a distinct outdoor room, while built-in benches along the railings and plush pillows maximize lounging space. Photo courtesy of Timber Tech

Stair Design

Add interest with a well-designed staircase, like this one from DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2012. Keep in mind, most building codes require that the steps rise 8 inches per step or less and use 2" by 12" boards for treads. 

Contrasting Colors

Constructed with a contemporary deck design, a lighter wood and built-in bench define the fire pit area. Photo courtesy of Trex

Stay Outside Rain or Shine

Awnings are a great solution for shading your deck. Aristocrat awnings designs products that protects you from UV rays, decreases the amount of sun that enters your home and prevents furnishings from fading.

Ahead of the Curve

The layout of this deck incorporates movements and flow, which is ideal for entertaining large groups. Photo courtesy of Trex

Lighting

Go beyond the traditional lamp post and tiki torch. Building discrete lights into your deck illuminates walkways and sets a relaxed mood for your outdoor enjoyment. Learn More About Lighting Your Landscape

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