It’s clear from their favorite photos that Houzzers are looking for ways to connect to the outdoors. In the most popular new deck photos added to Houzz in the last three months, users were drawn to spaces that provide strong connections between indoors and out, as well as those that offer indoor comforts out in the fresh air and sunlight. Here are seven ideas from the most popular recently added photos, as measured by the number of people who added them to their ideabooks.
1. Steel Cable Railings
This type of railing provides safety while keeping the views practically clear. It also adds a modern touch to a deck. This one is on Lake Martin in Alabama.
This midcentury modern-inspired home in South Carolina also has a view to the water from its deck. Preserving the trees nearby maintains the woodsy surroundings.
2. Glass Walls
Large sliding glass doors promote easy indoor-outdoor living at this Northern California home.
3. Outdoor Kitchens
Houzzers continued to take notes on outdoor kitchens and grilling areas. In this stunning Australian landscape, a covered deck and a wall of sliding glass doors ease the transition from inside to out.
A pergola enhances the architecture of a home, providing a partially covered spot that feels more enclosed and shaded but is still open to the elements. On this extensive deck and patio, it also defines the lounge area in front of the outdoor fireplace.
5. Different Levels
Another way to define outdoor rooms is by placing them on different levels. Here the dining area is right off the kitchen and contains the grill, making it easy to serve food. Before and after dinner, guests can step down to this comfy lounge area for drinks and conversation. The deck is made from sustainably harvested sapele hardwood.
6. Indoor Comforts
With the advances in weather-resistant fabrics, it’s easier than ever to take living room style outside. Cushions and pillows provide both comfort and good looks, and other outdoor items, such as this coffee table, have followed suit in the style department.
7. Fire Pits
Fire pits extend the deck season by cozying things up on chilly nights. This Los Angeles roof deck has gorgeous sunsets to boot.
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