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Get your dream deck

How to get the right backyard retreat for your house.

Built-ins
Built-ins
Building in-deck features helps to apportion the space for various functions and make it more efficient.

Permanent planters are a great way to bring seasonal color to decks. Hinged-top benches provide seating and dry storage for cushions and other supplies. Masonry firepits extend the outdoor entertaining season, while outdoor kitchen cabinets, fixtures, and appliances bring the cook out to the party.

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The pros and cons of the various materials you can use to build your dream deck (more)
A deck can handle even the rowdiest parties as long as the beam that carries the floor joists is properly bolted to the side of the house. (more)
See the rest of the photo series here. (more)