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Decks and patios, together with balconies spread a romantic notion of relaxation and serenity. There are ample design options and creative ideas you can utilize when creating them. There’s nothing quite like relaxing and dining on a nicely appointed deck. 

Ideas to dress up your deck
Ideas to dress up your deck (Source Midwest Living)

Let’s look at some simple yet very attractive Deck and Patio designs that you can put together.

Living Wall with Movable Planters

Living wall ideas
Living wall ideas (Source Ideal Home)

If you have a ground-level deck or patio and would like a bit of privacy, you can build up a living wall. It can shield you from the neighbors. At the same time, surround you with flowers. In addition, it can provide fresh herbs just steps away from your kitchen or grill.

How to get your garden ready for Summer
How to get your garden ready for Summer (Source UniDrape)

The planter boxes are easy to build. You can use a drip irrigation system to provide automatic watering all summer long. Therefore you won’t have to worry about missing a day of watering or losing all your plants when you go on vacation.

Decks and Patios – Island Deck

Island deck
Island deck (Source Lumberjocks)
The ultimate guide to decking
The ultimate guide to decking (Source The Times)

This design is built with composite decking and hidden fasteners. Further, it is a maintenance free backyard deck design. It is designed to go together fast and to fit in anywhere in the yard, without footings or ledger boards.

Decks and Patios – Grillzebo

(Source Backyard Discovery)
BBQ Gazebo
BBQ Gazebo (Source Cuckooland)

This idea is excellent for you if you love entertaining. You can entertain and feed your guests while attending to your shish kebabs! If you’re looking for an outdoor bar or a DIY gazebo plan, this “grillzebo” will be great. It’s big enough to accommodate most standard grills. At the same time, it is small enough that it might just fit on your existing patio. You can ustomize your own grillzebo. You can use lighting, grill accessory storage, wine glass racks, or built-in coolers.

Classic Pergola

Awesome pergola design ideas
Awesome pergola design ideas (Source RenoGuide)
Shaded to perfection
Shaded to perfection (Source Decoist)

You can build a shaded pergola with a wine in your backyard. It will provide shade to your stone patio or wood deck. You can use wood beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style columns. The dappled sunlight created by the overhead latticework creates a cool, relaxing environment. It will be perfect for backyard entertaining

Planter-Edged Deck

Best planter Ideas
Best planter Ideas (Source Homebnc)
Deck Planters
Deck Planters (Source Pinterest)

This deck design incorporates a many modern features and techniques. Hence, it is ideal for building first-class decks. For example, planters, shading ideas, stairs, durable materials, privacy screens, and curved railings.

Small Deck with a Pergola

Best Pergola ideas for the backyard
Best Pergola ideas for the backyard (Source Country Living Magazine)
Pin on backyard ideas
Pin on backyard ideas (Source Pinterest)

You can make this small deck packed with cool touches. These include composite decking, cantilevered seating nooks, a cedar pergola, custom railing, cascading stairs. All these are illustrated with solid, easy-to-understand construction details.

(Source Pinterest)

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