Design/Build Decks: Getting Creative in Your Deck Design

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Design/Build Decks: Getting Creative in Your Deck Design

We have to thank Trex for a recent Facebook post about how to be creative in designing your deck. In checking out the post’s link to their photo gallery, we were inspired to look over some of our own decking projects where we used decking materials in a creative way.

It’s not surprising that a good many of our favorite deck projects were built with Trex boards. Trex is, after all, one of the decking manufacturers Deck and Patio most highly recommends. Stain, mold, insect and splinter resistant, their composite materials keep their beauty with little effort. Plus, because of the wide range of colors available, it is easy to be creative with accent borders and other designs.

Deck and Patio, of course, builds decks using a wide range of natural woods, as well as other composite deck boards. However, since the inspiration came from Trex, it’s only right that three of our five examples are constructed from their products.


Trex Deck with Hot Tub:

Trex Deck with Hot Tub:

Here (above) we used Trex’s Rope Swing boards for the deck and designed its multi-levels around the clients’ new hot tub. Because it’s a good idea to take breaks from long stays in a hot tub, we added a bench and private screened seating area, also made from Trex boards, with the fence area topped in an attractive lattice design.


Custom Trex Deck with Bench:

Custom Trex Deck with Bench:

Again, using Trex (Spiced Rum), we designed and built an attractive bench against the railing for these clients and faced some of the outdoor kitchen with matching boards.


Timbertech Deck:

TimberTech Deck:

We designed this 2-level TimberTech XLM PVC deck with one level just for the outdoor dining table and the other places for deep seating outdoor furniture like chaise lounges and the barbecue. For strong accent color we chose black railing.


Mahogany Decks:

Mahogany Decks:

Here we used mahogany in a creative application of deck materials. Note the beautiful flower box cut into the deck, the matching railing and handsome facing of the outdoor kitchen. Along with a matching bench, together they make an elegant statement.


Trex Pool Surround:

Trex Pool Surround:

Trex decking was cut to edge a beautiful freeform pool situated on a bay off the Atlantic. The pool surround is part of an elegant multi-level deck, which we designed in tiers In order to bring the outdoor space up to the same level as the home.

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  1. Drew November 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    These decks are beautiful! I love the elevated design. They gave me a lot of great inspiration for my own backyard. Thanks for sharing them!

    • June Sullivan November 5, 2015 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      So glad they inspire you. Thanks for sharing that.

  2. Keith Nevins February 15, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I really like the Trex Pool Deck. You did a great job.

  3. David Best April 22, 2017 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Another landscaping idea is combining decking and crazy paving slate or cut bluestone. The clean lines of decking boards contrast with the natural randomness of crazy paving!

    • June Sullivan April 22, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Thanks for the idea. Sounds like a very dramatic design.

  4. Josh Hennon July 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Great read.

    • June Sullivan July 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      Thanks very much!

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