Best Deck Designs, Layouts & Ideas for Your Backyard
Building a deck for the first time or updating your current one? Start your journey by exploring deck designs, ideas, and layouts that fit your needs. Then, prepare yourself to DIY like a pro. Get inspired and check out our roundup of everything you need to know before installing your deck.
Deck Designs & Layouts: What's Your Style?
Transform your backyard landscape! Match your house colour and interior style with deck furniture, create eye-catching details with dramatic lines, or invest in versatile and high-performance decks that offer stunning form and function. When building your outdoor oasis, the choice is yours.
Looking for something more unique? Try beautiful finishes with multi-tones and subtle shades that help camouflage dirt. For visual interest, add trim in a different shade.
Visit your local Lowe's to check out deck board samples and get started today.
Decking Materials: What's the Difference?
|FEATURES||CAPPED POLYMER:AZEK||CAPPED WOOD COMPOSITE||PRESSURE-TREATED LUMBER|
|Maintenance||Periodic cleaning||Periodic cleaning||Annual staining and sealing|
|Residential Warranty||Limited 30-year fade and stain, limited lifetime against material defects, termite and rot damage||Limited 25-year fade and stain, material defects, termite and rot damage||X|
|Hidden Fastening Option||Yes||Yes||X|
|Durability||★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★||★|
|Mold & Mildew Resistance||★ ★ ★||★ ★ ☆||X|
|Stain Resistance||★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★||★|
|Scratch Resistance||★ ★ ★||★ ★||★|
|Colourfastness||★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★||★|
|Splinter-Free||★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★||X|
|Heat Dissipation||★ ★||★||★|
Try shades of grey and brown for a modern look. A pleasing palette of soft shades in silver and grey complement the most popular home exterior colours. Rustic textures and wood colours are also always in style; use earthy, adaptable brown tones to enrich the natural beauty of your outdoor space.
Deck Railing & Lighting: Finish Your Look
From smooth lines to Victorian profiles, stylish railings, and balusters set the scene on your deck. Explore unique collections by AZEK and TimberTech that truly complement individual architectural styles.
Enhance the safety and serenity of your outdoor experience. Accessory lighting on your stairs and posts are both practical and attractive additions. Accent lights, in-deck lights, and under-rail lights provide a delicate downlight effect or ambient glow.
Now that you’ve carefully considered what suits your lifestyle, making your deck plans will be smooth sailing. You know what style you like, which materials you need, and the extra details needed to finish it off.
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