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Family Entertaining On Deck

Decks and patios add value to any home by incorporating comfortable and stylish outdoor living options. There are many great ideas for you to explore to give your outdoor living space that special touch.

Designing Decks and Patios

Before building your own deck or patio, take a few minutes to explore all the possible designs and materials. You may discover a new product or new idea to incorporate into your design that makes your family retreat more enjoyable.

Deck Designs

When deciding on your deck or patio design it's helpful to explore numerous deck designs, such as covered decks or pergola designs. You may wish to include a special feature, such a hot tub. You may want to download one of the free deck design software programs to help in planning. Deck design photos can be helpful decision-making tools.

Patio Designs

You'll quickly discover not all patio design ideas are equal when you begin to search through various patio designs. Some plans feature stone patios while others include a covered patio design, such as various pergola styles.

Flooring Choices

You have several flooring choices for a deck or patio. You can explore the pros and cons of composite decking. When it comes to pool decking and patio pavers, you'll need to decide on the pattern you wish to use. You may decide to go with vinyl deck tiles or a composite decking for a long-lasting flooring option.

Add a Little Shade

You may decide to invest in a roof deck so you can enjoy your deck or patio in all kinds of weather. If a roof doesn't fit your budget, then an outdoor shade structure, deck gazebo or a patio awning may be a better option.

Value of Screened Porch

Any deck or patio design will benefit with the addition of a screened porch. You want to choose a screened porch plan that takes advantage of your home and deck/patio design. If your budget allows, this is a wonderful outdoor living option right off your deck or patio to offer protection for insects and the elements.

Build Your Own Deck or Patio

If you have carpentry skills, you may decide to build your own deck, a brick patio or flagstone patio. You may even choose to build a brick barbeque, tiki bar or a simple deck bench.

Deck and Patio Stains and Sealers

Once you've built your deck or patio, it's time to protect it from the elements. Some of your choices include, deck stains, paint for concrete patios, concrete stamping designs, and cement floor sealers.

Decks and Patios Create Natural Flow for Outdoor Living

Decks and patios provide a natural flow from inside your home to outdoors. Make sure you place these outdoor living gems where your family can use them daily.

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