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5 Creative Deck Ideas Beyond the Standard Rectangle

The great thing about having a home is that everything is customizable. From cabinet finishings to light fixtures, the opportunities to make your home a unique reflection of yourself are endless. If you’ve been considering building a deck to expand your entertaining space and increase the value of your home, fall is the perfect time to get the project started. Here are just a few designs that can help you ditch the cookie-cutter rectangle for an exciting new outdoor space.

Multi-level Deck

No matter the size of your backyard space, adding different levels to your deck is sure to visually expand the space in a playful yet practical way. By breaking up your deck with different levels, you’re given the opportunity to create multiple living spaces where there was previously just one. By adding a sitting area to one level and a small potted plant garden to the next, you’ve created a visually appealing design without giving up the cohesiveness of your space. 

Octagon Deck

Adding an interesting add on to your deck can be a great way to give your existing deck an upgrade. Playing with the size and position of your octagon addition can be done easily with new-age programs offered by many construction and hardscape companies

Eccentric Deck Designs

If you’re looking to stray way outside the box, try ditching the geometry altogether. Break free from restrictive lines and create a unique shape to compliment the design of your home and backyard space. For additional visual intrigue and seating, build a continuous bench that serpentines around the border of the deck

Tiled Deck

Although the structure of the deck is a big part of making it your own, there are some fun ways to breathe new life into an existing deck. By paving your deck with mosaic tiles, you are not only bringing a surprising twist to your outdoor space, but replacing wooden decks with a low-maintenance alternative. With thousands of tiles to choose from, the possibilities for customization are endless! Tiles are sure to bring a unique flair to your backyard oasis.

Painted Deck 

Painting your deck is a budget-friendly way to make a big difference in your backyard. Think outside the box when deciding how you’d like your finished deck to look! Sure, you could paint it all one color but what’s the fun in that? Trying different patterns or large stencils is easy on time and budget if transforming your backyard is at the top of the to-do list.

Regardless of the current state of your backyard or existing deck, there is always room for improvement. The possibilities are endless! By adding any of these unique design elements to your home you can truly make your outdoor space a reflection of the family inside.