Celebration on the deck
An excellent deck can capture a view, develop a comfortable outdoor room, and put in a feeling of spaciousness to your house by blurring the boundaries between within and out.
This partly sheltered deck serves being an indoor-outdoor space connecting a grouped family room with a patio. Classically simple, it is a great transitional element for any design of house nearly. You can build it yourself even!
Taming a slope
A deck near the top of this sloping backyard transformed the area into an inviting location when planning on taking in the view.
The trunk edge of the 15- by 24-foot deck notches in to the hill. A minimal retaining wall holds the uphill section in doubles and place as another bench seat.
Small-home solution
A fresh deck off the trunk bedrooms assisted design team John Jennings and Sasha Tarnopolsky take full advantage of their 1,100-square-foot home.
The deck, created from Ipe wood, acts as extensions of the living areas, an exclusive outdoor retreat, and a graceful, 3-step transition to the garden.
Front-yard entry deck
outdoor-livingOf stairs instead, a three-degree deck steps around the front doorway of the raised post-and-pier-house about the island of Oahu.
Tropical accessories about the deck and through the entire garden turned this entry right into a personal paradise.
Room with a see
A new deck off this cabin near Twisp, Wash. adds another available room to a little home filled up with creative living spaces.
Concrete steps away the deck further extend the house, resulting in another hang-out space about the granite rocks below.
Reinvented living space
This home's floor sits 3½ feet above ground, therefore the deck needed to give a gradual descent in to the garden.
Seven steps link the deck's three amounts to a little ground-level patio with the portable fireplace.
There's seating at the top and bottom part levels, and storage under the deck for the couple's canoes.
Fire pit center point
This deck a lot more than doubles the home's liveable space with ample sunbathing, conversation, and entertaining areas.
Small-budget deck
This 9- by 25-foot deck covered with multicolored slate tiles supplies the perfect place for quiet and relaxation. Handsome rock pavers ― something called Stone Deck ― ensure it is feel just like a terrace on the floor. These tiles sleep on the same sort of framework a wooden deck will. The broad wooden steps are made from ipe, a wealthy, red-colored Brazilian hardwood.

Improve Your Home

Home repair involves the diagnosis and resolution of problems in a home, and is related to home maintenance to avoid such problems. Many types of repairs are "do it yourself" (DIY) projects, while others may be so complicated, time-consuming or risky as to suggest the assistance of a qualified handyman, property manager, contractor/builder, or other professionals. Repair is not necessarily the same as home improvement, although many improvements can result from repairs or maintenance. Often the costs of larger repairs will justify the alternative of investment in full-scale improvements. It may make just as much sense to upgrade a home system (with an improved one) as to repair it or incur ever-more-frequent and expensive maintenance for an inefficient, obsolete or dying system. For a DIY project, it is also useful to establish limits on how much time and money you're willing to invest before deciding a repair (or list of repairs) is overwhelming and discouraging, and less likely to ever be completed.