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Create the Deck of Your Dreams

Simple Deck Designs and Deck Upgrades

Family enjoying a barbecue on their new deck

Everyone knows the backyard deck is the perfect place for summer barbeques, cocktail parties, and hanging out with friends.

Whether you're just in the planning stages of building a deck or you're upgrading an older one, this site's got lots of deck design ideas and easy updates.

You'll find reviews of deck design software that will make it easy to get your plans onto paper an a blueprint to build your new deck.

If you are looking at having a luau this year you need to look at building a tiki bar or tiki hut and you will also find information on this topic.

Tiki Hut Plans

Easy to follow tiki hut plans from a master builder. Read more

Build this tiki hut using a set of simple plans

Top Deck Design Software Programs

Creating the perfect deck design can either be the best part of the project or the worst. Here are some of the best deck design programs we've reviewed:

Popular Deck Updates

Patio Heaters - Make your deck a comfort zone for evening entertaining with patio heaters fueled by natural gas or propane.

Tiki Bar Plans - For fun and funky style, go Polynesian! Build your own tiki bars and bar stools from easy to follow plans and instructions. Even adding real palm thatching isn't as hard as you think.

Deck Lighting -Good deck lighting is your number one safety priority if you plan to use your deck after dark.

Deck Railings -Deck railings, balcony panels and post caps are also great design features. In addition to wood, railings can be made from aluminum, wrought iron, and tempered glass.

Outdoor Fireplaces - Cozy up to open flame outdoor fireplaces for atmosphere and warmth.

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