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Backyard Deck Design Ideas

Balmain Terrace House
Balmain Terrace House
Annie Bowen DesignAnnie Bowen Design
Graced with character and a history, this grand merchant’s terrace was restored and expanded to suit the demands of a family of five.
This is an example of a large contemporary backyard deck in Sydney.
Oh What A Ceiling!
Oh What A Ceiling!
Green Sheep CollectiveGreen Sheep Collective
‘Oh What A Ceiling!’ ingeniously transformed a tired mid-century brick veneer house into a suburban oasis for a multigenerational family. Our clients, Gabby and Peter, came to us with a desire to reimagine their ageing home such that it could better cater to their modern lifestyles, accommodate those of their adult children and grandchildren, and provide a more intimate and meaningful connection with their garden. The renovation would reinvigorate their home and allow them to re-engage with their passions for cooking and sewing, and explore their skills in the garden and workshop.
Upgraded second story deck in Littleton, Colorado
Upgraded second story deck in Littleton, Colorado
Archadeck of the FoothillsArchadeck of the Foothills
Second story upgraded Timbertech Pro Reserve composite deck in Antique Leather color with picture frame boarder in Dark Roast. Timbertech Evolutions railing in black was used with upgraded 7.5" cocktail rail in Azek English Walnut. Also featured is the "pub table" below the deck to set drinks on while playing yard games or gathering around and admiring the views. This couple wanted a deck where they could entertain, dine, relax, and enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather, and that is what Archadeck of Denver designed and built for them!
Contemporary Backyard Retreat
Contemporary Backyard Retreat
Boyce Design + BuildBoyce Design + Build
Our clients came to us looking for a complete renovation of the rear facade of their Atlanta home and attached deck. Their wish list included a contemporary, functional design that would create spaces for various uses, both for small family gatherings and entertaining larger parties. The result is a stunning, custom outdoor living area with a wealth of options for relaxing and socializing. The upper deck is the central dining and entertaining area and includes a custom cantilevered aluminum pergola, a covered grill and prep area, and gorgeous concrete fire table and floating wooden bench. As you step down to the lower deck you are welcomed by the peaceful sound of cascading water from the custom concrete water feature creating a Zen atmosphere for the entire deck. This feature is a gorgeous focal point from inside the house as well. To define the different outdoor rooms and also provide passive seating opportunities, the steps have built-in recessed lighting so that the space is well-defined in the evening as well as the daytime. The landscaping is modern and low-maintenance and is composed of tight, linear plantings that feature complimentary hues of green and provides privacy from neighboring properties.
BBQ Deck Project
BBQ Deck Project
Stumpff HomeWorks, LLCStumpff HomeWorks, LLC
Photo of a mid-sized traditional backyard deck in Kansas City with an outdoor kitchen and a pergola.
DUPLEX EN MURCIA
DUPLEX EN MURCIA
Alberto García Diseño InteriorAlberto García Diseño Interior
Photo of a mid-sized traditional backyard deck in Other with a vertical garden and an awning.
Unique Projects
Unique Projects
PRESTIGE RENOVATIONSPRESTIGE RENOVATIONS
Inspiration for a large traditional backyard deck in Other with an outdoor kitchen and no cover.
Screened Porch Replacement in Potomac, MD
Screened Porch Replacement in Potomac, MD
Design Builders, Inc.Design Builders, Inc.
Design ideas for a large transitional backyard deck in DC Metro with no cover.
Curved deck answered the challenge
Curved deck answered the challenge
Deck Remodelers.comDeck Remodelers.com
This project required a unique design to fit within the building envelope of this property while maximizing living space on and under this unusually high deck. This curved deck answered the challenge while creating a one of a kind space, connecting the second story indoor area to relaxed seating convenient to the kitchen and the lower living area to a completely protected space under the deck. The rounded design and detailed trim work add character to every perspective. Illuminated for evening entertainment the party continues after dark. A grand staircase descends to the paver patio area below. The landing at the base of the staircase adds scale while smoothing flow whether heading to the swings or to the patio. At the far end of the patio a fire feature flanked by two arched benches provides for a reflective moment or relaxed conversation amid the warm ambiance of the fire. Substructure is ACQ pine with all Zmax hardware on 12” & 16” X 42’’ deep footings. Average live load exceeds 80# per sq ft. Framing lumber is blacked out for better aesthetics.
A place to relax.
A place to relax.
Georgia Lindsay Garden DesignGeorgia Lindsay Garden Design
Minimal seating to allow the plating to shine.
Design ideas for a small modern backyard deck in London with a container garden.
Lake Norman - indoor-outdoor living
Lake Norman - indoor-outdoor living
Collaborative  Interior DesignCollaborative Interior Design
The outdoor dining, sundeck and living room were added to the home, creating fantastic 3 season indoor-outdoor living spaces. The dining room and living room areas are roofed and screened with the sun deck left open.
Covered Deck
Covered Deck
Noble ContractingNoble Contracting
Inspiration for a large contemporary backyard and first floor deck in Kansas City with a roof extension and metal railing.
Modern Farmhouse
Modern Farmhouse
JRP Design & RemodelJRP Design & Remodel
Our clients wanted the ultimate modern farmhouse custom dream home. They found property in the Santa Rosa Valley with an existing house on 3 ½ acres. They could envision a new home with a pool, a barn, and a place to raise horses. JRP and the clients went all in, sparing no expense. Thus, the old house was demolished and the couple’s dream home began to come to fruition. The result is a simple, contemporary layout with ample light thanks to the open floor plan. When it comes to a modern farmhouse aesthetic, it’s all about neutral hues, wood accents, and furniture with clean lines. Every room is thoughtfully crafted with its own personality. Yet still reflects a bit of that farmhouse charm. Their considerable-sized kitchen is a union of rustic warmth and industrial simplicity. The all-white shaker cabinetry and subway backsplash light up the room. All white everything complimented by warm wood flooring and matte black fixtures. The stunning custom Raw Urth reclaimed steel hood is also a star focal point in this gorgeous space. Not to mention the wet bar area with its unique open shelves above not one, but two integrated wine chillers. It’s also thoughtfully positioned next to the large pantry with a farmhouse style staple: a sliding barn door. The master bathroom is relaxation at its finest. Monochromatic colors and a pop of pattern on the floor lend a fashionable look to this private retreat. Matte black finishes stand out against a stark white backsplash, complement charcoal veins in the marble looking countertop, and is cohesive with the entire look. The matte black shower units really add a dramatic finish to this luxurious large walk-in shower. Photographer: Andrew - OpenHouse VC
Apartment 34 Traditional Modern Garden
Apartment 34 Traditional Modern Garden
Growsgreen Landscape DesignGrowsgreen Landscape Design
Here is a far shot of the beam screens and context photo for them. The various levels are more evident as you walk through the garden and pan through these garden photos. One difficult spot was keeping the back hot tub walls from getting too tall but being able to form a vault for the hot tub beneath the deck. I was excited about my design for the floating steps up from the hot tub, to serve as lounge bench seating with the back of the BBQ plinth acting as privacy as well as the back of the bench and steps. The planters add green and another seating perch and deal with the grading levels I mentioned in other photos.
Sammamish Backyard Retreat
Sammamish Backyard Retreat
Urban Oasis Design & Construction LLCUrban Oasis Design & Construction LLC
Large transitional backyard deck in Seattle with an outdoor kitchen and a pergola.
Backyard Spa Privacy Wall
Backyard Spa Privacy Wall
HideAway ScreensHideAway Screens
The homeowner wanted to create an enclosure around their built-in hot tub to add some privacy. The contractor, Husker Decks, designed a privacy wall with alternating materials. The aluminum privacy screen in 'River Rock' mixed with a horizontal wood wall in a rich stain blend to create a privacy wall that blends perfectly into the homeowner's backyard space and style.
Custom Deck Update and Over Hang Roof
Custom Deck Update and Over Hang Roof
Zia Construction LLCZia Construction LLC
Inspiration for a large transitional backyard deck in Seattle with a pergola.
Waukesha Cable Railing
Waukesha Cable Railing
Quigley DecksQuigley Decks
This was project where the homeowner had very poor views of their pool and patio area, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Not anymore since the cable railing was installed on the deck
Sonoma in the City
Sonoma in the City
dSPACE Studio Ltd, AIAdSPACE Studio Ltd, AIA
Tony Soluri Photography
This is an example of a contemporary backyard deck in Chicago.
McGavock Manor Styled
McGavock Manor Styled
Hey WandererHey Wanderer
Photo of an eclectic backyard deck in Nashville with a pergola.

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