10 Tips For Designing A Great Deck

This is an introduction to design. Start here to get some fresh ideas before designing your dream deck this year.


Budget - Determines Deck Size and Materials

Some tips for designing a deck to fit your budget.

Site & Views - House, Yard, Elevation

Learn how to highlight views when designing your deck.

Deck Railing Designs

Learn about the newest and most stylish deck railings on the market. Browse pictures of wood, metal, glass, composite and cable rail systems.

Establishing your Wants and your Needs.

Most people want to design their own deck but often do not know how to start.

Traffic and Stairs

Here is some advice for where to locate your stairs when designing a deck.

Space Planning

Learn how to design a deck to provide enough space for your furniture and different uses.


Decking Choices

We provide some things to think about when researching deck materials for your next deck project.

Deck Features

Have you considered adding lighting, benches, planters or a shade pergola to your deck design?

Porch Roof Options

Learn more about designing a deck with a porch roof.

Deck Design Styles

Learn how to design a deck to match your sense of style and to compliment your house.

What Size Deck Should I Have?

We offer some tips for determining the best size for your new deck design.

The Porch Option

Learn about the benefits of building a screen porch.