Create separate spaces within your deck to give a multidimensional appearance. Build in stepped stairs and seating areas in various locations to add a layer of architectural interest. For more outdoor room ideas, read Outdoor Rooms to Live in All Summer
Create an outdoor haven that’s just right for your home and yard. Check out the article Patio Retreats for inspiring ideas.
Thinking of adding on outdoor space? Do you want a deck or a courtyard, a sunroom or a screened porch? Start the decision-making process with the ideas in Select a Style.
Light & Bright
Dreaming of a light, open indoor space? A well-thought-out sunroom can go a long way to make it happen. Check out our tips and ideas in Bring in the Sun.
Materials of Substance
Build your deck to last by choosing materials that are right for your climate and for the amount of time you can spend maintaining it. We’ve collected the info you need, including cost comparisons, in The Durable Deck.
Ride the Rails
Safety and style go hand-in-hand when you select porch railings that enhance both the look and function of your deck or porch. What style is right for you? Take a look at Deck Rail Ideas for inspiration.
Deck pros recommend cleaning your deck thoroughly at least twice a year, and sweeping off debris as often as you would on your kitchen floor. Find more longevity advice in Protect Your Deck.