An outdoor deck acts as an extension of your home. It serves as a transition point between the home and the yard, providing a flat surface, with easy access to the home, an area where chairs and tables can be placed, as well as an outdoor grill.

A deck is also able to create space where it otherwise would not exist. If your home is situated on a steep hill, or very uneven terrain, a deck can create space where it otherwise would not have existed.

They are also wonderful around pools, Jacuzzis and other similar features. On upper levels, they become wonderful lookout points. Be sure to use a quality wood and protect it against the elements with proper stains and finishes.