Dream Decks and Patios

Whether seeking solitude or a great place for entertaining, find inspiration in these outdoor spaces.

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Small, But Luxurious

The details throughout the deck space — water features, lounge chairs, plants and candles — make this small backyard luxurious.

Refreshing Color and Style

The outdoor dining area on the deck overlooks the water feature to the gabian-bowl fire pit and landscaping.

Garden Oasis

A deck does not have to be big to make an impact. This raised platform, surrounded by potted plants creates an oasis.

Infinity

The stone patio transforms into a deck, which mantles the infinity pool. The combination of materials, along with the view of the town, makes this patio a haven of relaxation.

Two-Story Dream

The second story deck overlooks the patio in the backyard, which offers a grand scene.

Sunny Deck

The sun deck, clad in sustainable composite material, provides space to enjoy nature, sunbathe, or entertain friends and family.

Circle It In

The bold white pergola provides a barbecue and dining area unlike any other.

Poolside Deck

The deck at the edge of the pool provides comfortable seats that the kids will love to lay on after a swim.

Year-round Haven

This covered patio, centered around a fireplace, creates a lounge area enjoyed all year long.

Two Tone

This deck immediately catches the eye with its darker wood circling the lighter.

Nature's Calling

A natural retreat awaits under the trees.

A Great Place to Sip Lemonade

This inviting, Southern-style deck is framed by pillars and curtains.

Mountain View

This incredible outdoor area is just screaming for a cozy gatherings with friends and family.

Fashionable Shapes

A curved deck fashioned from durable composite material and a compass-shaped patio, clad in cobblestones extends indoor living outside. LED riser lights under the deck lend drama and illumination as day turns to night.

Blue Skies, Water and Decor

This poolside patio is perfect for the summertime. The lounging area is in the shadow of a pergola, while the swimming pool is open to the sun.

Elevated Deck

Two sets of French doors connect the great room to the back deck, which is elevated 10 feet above ground level to offer stellar views.

Curtain Call

This covered patio has the best of both worlds — curtains available for privacy and a grand view of the swimming pool when they are drawn back.

Table Talk

A rustic picnic table serves as the focal point of the enchanting rose and hydrangea-bordered courtyard. It's surrounded by all-weather vinyl chairs and topped with an oversized reproduction of an antique French candle lantern.

Take a Seat

A soothing color palette is created with multi-colored deck boards and railing, mixed with wicker furnishings, bright textiles and some pretty greenery.

Simple Elegance

The water feature takes center stage in this deck area.

Reflection

A trip to this deck surrounded by nature will have one reflecting on the beauty of life.

Cozy and Comfortable

This cozy patio is perfect for lounging around the fireplace on a cool night.

Lakeside

Gray deck boards are used to highlight the steps; this way you won't trip because you're too busy looking at the view.

S'more Patio

Inviting Adirondack chairs provide a comfy place to sit back, enjoy a warm fire and look up at the stars.

Bright and Cheery

This eye-catching deck styled with hot pink and orange decor provides contrast to the woodsy backyard.

Eco-friendly

Constructed from eco-friendly composite material, this deck successfully connects the indoor dining room to the outdoors. A grilling station and urban-chic furnishings accommodate gatherings large or small.

Great Outdoors

The deck takes advantage of the mountain view with the chairs face the setting sun.

Perfect Deck for Grilling

A state of the art grilling area and granite-countertop bar sit underneath a pergola with a retractable canopy.

River View

This deck juts into the water to provide an uninterrupted vista of the river.

Entertainment Ready

This backyard is multifunctional, allowing easy movement from the lounge area on the patio to the dining area, all shaded by the pergola.

Tropical Retreat

One pina colada coming right up. This deck was made into a tropical retreat, and it will have its guests hearing waves and feeling relaxed.

Deck in the Woods

The wooded backyard provides a natural canopy of privacy for the second-story deck and patio below.

Casual Dining

This dining deck provides a backyard retreat perfect for a romantic dinner or outdoor entertaining.

Black and White and Gray All Over

A sunken hot tub blends perfectly against the gray decking boards.

Lake View

Peace and quiet looks easy to obtain from this deck. It's the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee or listening to the chirping birds.

Grill, Dine, Relax

Slate trimmed in irregular shapes, paves this lower level terrace. The space is designed to accommodate guests with a grilling station, hot tub and natural stone dining table.

Modern Chairs

Sleek bar stools create a modern look on this deck. Pillows are added for a stylish touch of comfort.

Splashes of Color

Turquoise and lavender are a perfect color combo to brighten this small yard.

Statement Chairs

The pergola above the dining table acts as the centerpiece for the deck, as the bright blue dining chairs hold their own ground.

Perfectly Manicured

Large glass doors open to a grand deck. Down the staircase, the porch extends into the backyard where a fire pit awaits for family and friends to enjoy.

Southern Plantation

Southern plantation-style landscape design, a cobblestone patio, and a sand and rock fire pit breathe new life into the once-neglected backyard.

Marina View

This lengthy deck provides ample seating and an unbeatable view of the marina.

Deck Railing

This spacious deck is adorned with decorative wrought-iron railing to match the home's upper balcony.

Perfect Area for Dining Entertainment

This patio is shaded from the summer heat by a pergola, creating a comfortable dining area that looks over the pool.

Spa Central

An inviting hot tub sits adjacent to the deck's bench to turn this yard into a spa-like retreat.

Classic Deck

These homeowners are lucky to be able to enjoy the autumn leaves from their beautiful deck.

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