A successful deck makes the outdoors more enjoyable and functionally expands living space. Design Ideas for Decks provides the design inspiration homeowners need to create the deck of their dreams. Through portfolios of lavish photographs, readers experience the latest trends in deck layouts, decking patterns, built-in seating and storage, railings, and finishes. An easy-to-follow design guide assists readers in creating the deck that best suits the needs of their family and home. This book proves that decks need not be simple, square slabs, but can be distinctive, graceful structures that enhance the appeal - and value - of any home.