A Deck For Every House Style | Home Improvement Inspiration

A Deck for Every House Style

A deck is more than just new outdoor space. When designing your next deck, consider a layout that works with the architectural style of your home. There is a deck style suited for every home – from a large mountain estate all the way down to a highly functional tiny house.

outdoor deck among trees
Adding a wood top cap to the modern glass and steel handrail was a great way to soften the look and tie everything together with the natural vibe of the wood deck. Photo courtesy of: Edwards Smith Construction

pressure treated pine deck on cinder blocks
Just because your house is mobile, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have a great deck. By building the new pressure treated pine deck on porch blocks, this deck can also be moved anytime the house is relocated. Photo courtesy of: Jamaica Cottage Shop
modern outdoor wood deck with bar
For a modern home with an open floor plan, consider a wood deck that feels like an extension of the interior flooring. This decking was laid out in the same direction as the interior wood flooring and stained in a complementary color tone. When the large sliding doors are open everything flows together as one. Photo courtesy of: Steven Paul Whitsitt
multi-story pine deck
For a multistory structure, an elevated space can be created to reduce the need for stairs. This pine deck was built on treated posts and extends off the middle story. Photo courtesy of: Steven Paul Whitsitt
wood deck with pergola
Also consider ways to make your deck feel like its own outdoor retreat by building a pergola into the corner. Not only does this create another outdoor living zone but it also offers shade from the sun while the latticed walls provide some privacy. Photo courtesy of: Steven Paul
multi story wood deck
Decks can be tailored to the lay of the land. In this case, a southern view of the lake called for a large elevated deck as the main space. Not only does the main deck and glass railing give expansive views of the lake, but lower decks were well planned out and tucked underneath. These lower decks are shaded from the midday sun while not impeding the morning sunrise.
rustic redwood deck
In a more rustic look, this redwood deck was run in a V-shaped pattern to complement the large vaulted gable of the main living room.