since the outdoor deck plays such a key role for your exterior, its very important to give your design ample thought before diving in. weve highlighted a few areas that you should be sure to take into account.
turn your deck into an outdoor room by accessorizing with an attractive outdoor rug. these all-weather options lend a cozy feel to an outdoor seating area and help tie together a color scheme. they also put texture underfoot, help keep things from being tracked inside, and on large spaces, they can delineate different uses, such as lounging space from a dining area.
more ideas for outdoor decks. a split-level decking barbeque hub makes efficient use of large or small spaces. a restaurant deck in las vagas. photo: the hard rock cafe . a light, bright and open balcony deck is the perfect outdoor living space. a backyard deck in fremantle, wa. photo: landcorp . maximise your living space with a raised undercover deck. a backyard deck in trigg, wa. photo: web and brown, neaves.
an inner-city balcony, for example, could squeeze in a couple of chairs, a drinks table and a stylish shelving unit. outdoor kitchens are one of the most popular types of outdoor rooms in australia and new zealand. they, too, can come in many forms, however many outdoor kitchens like to spill out from the interior.
furnish your deck or patio with accessories and designs that add comfort and style to outdoor living. here are 30 suggestions to get you started. making use of the area under a deck doubles your space for relaxation. 8 of 32 white can look great on your deck. white brings out the honey hues of lighter woods such as maple. 27 of 32. view
the outdoor area of this house in padstow is quite something, featuring landscaped lawns and a swimming pool overlooking the cornish camel estuary. directly outside the house is a patio, where large flagstones of various grey and brown tones mirror the bricks on the house.
mark off areas where youll likely need a footer and a deck post. this will help you visualize the decks support system once constructed. as a general rule, footers are spaced 4-8 feet apart but this can vary depending on the size of your deck and strength of the footers, so do your homework.
'decking out' your outdoor areas. the key to designing a successful outdoor living space is to create an area that reflects the architectural character of the home as well as the personality of the homeowners who inhabit the space. with regard to porch, patio and deck design, first contemplate the activities that you want your family to pursue
your outdoor space will be ready for a decadent staycation or lively entertaining with these budget-friendly tips. source: cb2. youve got your sunscreen out, your watermelon sliced, and your grill smoking. no matter if youre on a balcony, patio or urban roof deck, outdoor entertaining is the best.
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the ground floor. the main enemy of outdoor storage is weather. while items stored under a deck are shaded from heat, moisture is still a major issue. examining a prospective storage area on a rainy day will tell you if downspouts need to be redirected to keep runoff out of your storage area.
1. cut away siding if necessary and install flashing to protect the siding on your house. install it around the entire perimeter where the deck will meet the house. bend 2 inches of the flashing at a 90-degree angle and cut out for doorways or window frames based on the width of the opening.
creating a safe pool deck will allow you to relax and enjoy your pool to the fullest. in honor of safeswimmingweek, reconsider your current pool deck surface for a non-slip outdoor surface and other safety measures around the pool to make sure youre doing everything you can to keep you, your family, and your guests safe. resources:
having lighting installed into your decking can make all the difference for evenings out on the deck. if you have steps included in your decking you can have small leds to highlight them which is great for both safety and pleasing the eye. you can also line the edging of your decking which can look fantastic up against railings or a low bearing
converting the empty area under your deck is a great way to provide additional storage for the bulky furniture, grill and other odd-sized items that make outdoor living such fun and storage such a