Gear up for warm-weather season with these upgrades for decks and patios. Our stylish ideas will help you take advantage of the great outdoors and savor spring, summer, and fall even more.
Give your patio an edge with a wall of plants. Stagger pots along the perimeter of the patio to create the feeling of a room. A variety of container sizes adds another layer of softness.
A deck that gradually steps down creates multiple areas for entertaining. Designate the functions of each level with furniture. On one landing, add a table and chairs for meals. On another landing, place chairs in sets of two to encourage conversation.
Have a deck-patio combination? Maximize every inch of your outdoor living areas with these design tips for furniture, outdoor decor, and landscaping.
A porchlike covered deck provides a cozy setting for casual gatherings. The simple lines of the iron table and chairs complement the classic look of the home's exterior. A curved polycarbonate-top roof adds interest to the area and keeps the deck dry during wet weather.
Let nature take center stage with a simple patio design. Flagstone-look pavers lend natural style to this patio at an affordable price. A simple cinderblock retaining wall and shrubs around the patio's perimeter look like an extension of the landscape.