The 10 Most Popular Decks so far in 2020.

Spring is a great time to improve a deck. And if you’re looking for inspiration, the following countdown of the most-saved deck photos uploaded to Houzz so far this year don’t disappoint. Pops of color, interesting plank sizes and arrangements, cushy outdoor furniture and attractive planters are just a few ideas to get you started.
Bryant Alsop Architects
10. A Mix of Materials in Melbourne

One of the most compelling elements of this Australian home by Bryant Alsop is the mix of weathered gray siding and red brick on the exterior. And the designers repeated that mixed strategy on the ground plane with the warm wood of the deck meeting the stone pavers of the patio at an angle that mimics that of the roofline. Houzz users were also excited by the covered pass-through kitchen window that makes serving to the deck a breeze.

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PLANT Architect Inc.
9. Playing With Color in Toronto

Adding deck color that will last during Toronto’s long winters is a challenging task. The team at PLANT Architect brought it in by painting bright stripes on the walls. And the storage shed’s roof doubles as a garden, planted with herbs and sedums. Meanwhile, a bench along the back corner of the deck creates a cozy reading nook with a treehouse feel.
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8. Modern Simplicity in Frankfurt

Simple beauty draws attention to this deck in Germany by Eben Architektur. Its flush appearance with the grass and its straight lines extend the modern style of the house’s architecture into the garden. And the colorful chairs and accessories add playful touches.

7. Stepping It Up in Los Angeles

This project by James V. Coane & Associates, Architects plays with the transition between the main level of the house and the ground. Houzz users could not get enough of the large deck steps that mitigate the transition between the flagstone path and wood porch.

Lux Pad Interiors
6. Chic Roof Deck Style in New York

This enviable space in New York City by Lux Pad Interiors provides space for lounging, gathering and dining. Accent tables, throw pillows, candles and a rug give the outdoor space indoor style. Big curves via the tables, planters and chairs soften the deck’s hard edges.

maéma architectes
5. Country Style in the City of Paris

When does France ever not inspire? This beautiful deck outside Paris by maéma architectes brims with charm. A rustic pergola covered in vines and colorful flowers provides a country respite from the city. Dark planters provide consistency that allows the wide variety of foliage and flowers to shine.

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Parlour & Palm
4. Big Living Outside a Tiny House in Portland

Good outdoor space was a must for an outdoorsy couple who live in a 175-square-foot tiny house in Portland, Oregon. One of the homeowners, interior designer Katie Andersen of Parlour & Palm, extended the living space with a charming deck that serves as a second living room.

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3. A Two-Tier Deck in Michigan

Multiple tiers, deck planks of various sizes and integrated lights are a winning combination for this deck by Deckorators of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Note how the bricks on the path pick up the hues in the decking.

Shannon Ggem Design
2. Modern Comfort in Los Angeles

Interior designer Shannon Ggem reworked an existing deck as part of a whole-house makeover in Los Angeles. The corner became the perfect spot for a cozy modern outdoor sectional. Pillows, lanterns, a plant and other well-edited objects add personal flair. Ggem also strategically placed a gooseneck barn light for reading.

Young & Young Interiors
1. Mountain-Modern Style in Asheville

There’s a successful marriage here between the architecture of the house and the style of the deck overlooking the mountains in North Carolina. Young & Young Interiors centered furniture that matches the house in style, materials and color around a large cocktail fire pit-table. Steel cable rails maintain a clear view of the mountains, while large-format deck planks add a beautiful and unexpected touch.

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