Many homeowners today are making more of an effort to expand their living space into the backyard. Lawns and patios are no longer neglected. Decks, walkways, exterior lighting, and other outdoor features have taken the place of the old rusting grills and play-sets that children have outgrown years ago.
With new innovations in materials, the doors have opened wide for designers looking to explore new ideas for deck designs. Decks are now often equipped with outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, water features, and large sitting areas.
The new approach to deck design has not only created a new space to spend time with family and friends, but the unique structures are adding overall value to the home. Gatherings are spilling from the kitchen and living room to the comfort of a clear evening sky, and a glowing fire in the outdoor fireplace. Decks are a wonderful way to bring the family together.