Including a deck in your home is the perfect option to extend your living area and get a hint of the outdoors.
Here are some design ideas you may like to incorporate.
- All-in-built deck
Play with levels by adding some built-in-benches, planter boxes and steps with the same clad material of the deck. Levelling the deck with planter boxes will also allow you some privacy from your neighbours.
Include deck lighting for a relaxing place to hang out. You can for example illuminate the steps to bring a classy touch and provide safety.
- Decking materials
You can opt for real wood (e.g. jarrah) for a luxurious appearance (although expensive) or go for something different such as composite or synthetic materials.
There are so many things you can do with steps, even using them for additional seating.
- The existing
Having a tree where you want to build your future deck is not a big deal. Consider it as a feature and frame your deck around it. Think of the positives, it will provide shade and make your deck even more creative.
Transform your deck into a nice outdoor retreat with a pergola to provide shadow. Add some personal touches like speakers, lights or hanging plants for example.
Depending on the height of your deck, you may need a balustrade for safety. According to the Building Code of Australia, the height must not be less than 1m above the floor.