See you on deck – 8 examples to inspire

Decks come in all shapes, materials and aesthetics – a deck is not an afterthought, it's the cheapest way to add floorspace while facilitating that all-important indoor-outdoor flow

1. On track for summer

The tracks are a clue to this indoor-outdoor room's functionality, as are the operable louvres overhead – what is not a clue is the continued decking running between the outdoor room and just outdoors.

Designed by Modo Architects

Photography by Simon Devitt

See more of this renovation

2. Step inside

Not only is this deck the culmination of a long sightline through the original home and rear extension, it also takes the unusual move of stepping back within the cladding line – shelter and good looks are the result.

Renovating architect – Weian Lim, Wala

Photography by Tess Kelly

See more of this renovation

3. All things considered

This sprawling deck makes room for everything from dining to lounging to fireside chats – as if this wasn't enough the deck material is also employed as bench seating, keeping things harmonious.

Landscape architect – Paul Gallagher, Mace Landscape Group

Photography by Harry Jansen Photography

See more of this outdoor living story

4. Ta-ta termites

For this comprehensive landscape design, the existing rotting timber deck was replaced with Biowood composite decking – specified for its durability, water & termite resistance.

Landscape designer – LivingLot

See more of this landscaping story

5. Strong and stylish underfoot

There's more to acquiring a deck than its layout – material choices can have a huge impact, too. Seen here, Bamboo X-treme decking is a truly ecological and durable alternative to increasingly scarce tropical hardwood and timber decking.

Specialist supplier – Plantation Bamboo

See more of this decking story

6. Stretching out to the scenery

Close to your outlooks but want to engage more comprehensively? This deck – fitted with an in-ground hot tub and outdoor kitchen – not only creates relaxed outdoor living, it also takes you that much closer to the surf line.

Architect – Feldman Architecture

Landscape architect – Ground Studio Landscape Architecture

Photography by Joe Fletcher

See more of this new home

7. Well dressed for any occasion

Decks aren't just practical – they are a strong visual feature. Millboard Smoked Oak boards, from Forte Refined Timber, provide the natural deck underpinning this outdoor living and dining backyard retreat.

Landscape design – Paul Gallagher from Mace Landscape Group

See more of this landscaping story

8. Way of life

The decking, pool and changing space incorporated into this landscape design takes the attached home to the next level – the owners wanted an LA vibe, and this design, like, delivered.

Designed by Acacia Landscapes & Pool Construction

See more of this landscaping story

Story by: Trendsideas

30 Jul, 2023

Home kitchen bathroom commercial design

We know the Specialists

Related Book

TRENDS MINI COVER 11 landscaping - architecture | architecture, botanical garden, botany, building, estate, facade, garden, grass, home, house, landscape, landscaping, lawn, plant, property, real estate, residential area, tree, brown, gray

Looking for suppliers, ideas, solutions for your outdoor project? Find a wealth of al fresco inspiration here

Read More

Similar Stories