Introducing built in features such as planter boxes, benches, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens are a great way to improve any outdoor living space. Choose features that compliment your lifestyle. A built in stainless steel grill with a bar area can be the perfect feature for entertaining. Custom deck furniture can enhance your design and make your deck one of a kind.
Shade features like arbors and pergolas will reduce the intensity of mid afternoon sun light. Hanging plants and vines over a pergola is a great way to create a lush overhead canopy above a sitting area. Low voltage lights can be used to set a mood and make your deck more functional at night.
Hot Tubs are a great relaxation feature. Recessing a hot tub into the deck floor can blend the spa into the deck and improve access. Consider installing a privacy screen or pergola surrounding a hot tub area to create more privacy. Low decks may include a built in stone fire pit that can be enjoyed by family and friends on cool Autumn nights.