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Deck Ideas. Inspiration for outdoor spaces.
Several seating areas at different elevations expand outdoor living spaces into different rooms that complement the classic style of the home and create important visual breaks along the rear of this large home. The upper deck offers a shaded structure and seating area, and the lower paved patio is a sunny spot with a beach view.
Glass doors create a smooth transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. A pergola offers shade and privacy, and columns give classic formality to the space while complementing the brick exterior of the home.
This terraced deck is a great example of how to deal with a backyard slope. Not only do the stepped levels accommodate the drop in terrain, but they also create a more interesting series of spaces that can be used for different functions.
Despite its small size, this deck serves multiple functions. It functions as a passageway from inside the home to the outdoors. It wraps around the home and offers several stairways to the lawn and landscape, and a shaded seating area features a cozy spot for entertaining. Note how the shape of the deck follows the shape of the home.