Nearly every houseâand every style of houseâcan benefit from a deck. Whether it's used primarily as a retreat, to fill an awkward yard space, or as a spot for entertaining, a deck is multifunctional and can add architectural accent to a home. Those outdoor spaces can be clean-lined and contemporary or traditional with a flourish. If you're a do-it-yourselfer with some carpentry skills, you will find all you need to plan, install, and finish a brand-new deck addition in your landscape. Start with inspiration. For design ideas to help you get a plan in place, look to our collection of beautiful decks. You'll find ideas in nearly every size and shape, as well as clever solutions to problems such as slope, multiple levels, and privacy needs. Multilevel spaces are a great way to entertain and create different outdoor rooms on your deck areas. If you're looking for ways to take your deck up or down, try these beautiful decks. Safety and beauty are two top-of-mind deck concerns; to give your deck a facelift, try a new railing that also maintains the most secure space possible.
Make Your Deck Stylish
20 Ways to Upgrade Your Deck
Give your deck a refreshing boost with these clever updates to help it take center stage.
Maintain Your Wood Deck
Better Homes and Gardens contributing editor Danny Lipford gives his tips to help your wood deck look its best.
How to Refinish Your Deck
See how to refinish your deck with the right tools and techniques to get the job done.
Building a new deck? Our planning guide includes a building checklist, deck materials information, and more.
Deck Decor Ideas
Transform an ordinary deck into a relaxing retreat that reflects your style and extends your home outdoors.
Deck Stain Colors
A new coat of stain can give your deck a brand-new look and conceal its age. Here's how to stain a deck like a pro.
14 Ways to Improve Your Deck
Outfit your outdoor escape with function and flair. These 14 ideas show how to upgrade your deck in style.
Before-and-After Deck Makeovers
See decks turn from drab to fab in these amazing deck makeovers, and find inspiration for your own spruce-up.