From Drab to Dreamy
deck design

Add a well-planned deck and you may never want to go back inside. Expand Your Living Space

Custom Design Elements
fire pit on wooden deck

See the latest in fire pits, built-in seating and more. 7 New Essentials

Section 1: Start Your Deck Planning With These Tips

deciding on a deck

When it comes to decks, there's a lot to consider before getting started. How you plan on using the space, your home style and understanding what's involved will guide your decking decisions.

Section 2: Assess the Outdoor Site

deck planning

Get tips for determining your deck layout. Think about your reasons for wanting a deck and take advantage of your surroundings.

Section 3: Designing a Deck

deck design

After you've addressed goals, think about the details that will help your deck design. There is a variety of decking materials and styles.

Section 4: Executing a Decking Project

deck professionals

Learn how to hire professionals and manage a budget for your decking project. Ask questions and discover budget-friendly options.

Section 5: Maintaining Your Deck

pressure washing your deck

Armed with a deck that works with your lifestyle, get tips on how to continue enjoying your outdoor space all year.

Think Outside the Slab

The days of the plain-Jane courtyard are long gone. Patio Planning Ideas

Hardscaping, Flowers + More

Learn the steps to a successful landscaping project. Your Landscape Guide

Outdoor Kitchens, Start to Finish

Transform an unused space into the ultimate party zone. Sizzling Ideas Galore