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5 Best Pool Deck Designs

Innovative deck designs can be simple or elaborate, but they must also be functional and appropriate for the intended use. Family decks, for example, need kid-friendly features, while decks that will be primarily used for entertaining an over-21 crowd can be more adventurous, elegant, or even unconventional in their design.

Here are the 5 top deck designs for 2018:

A View from the Deck

If you live near a body of water, a beach, a beautiful valley, or a lovely cityscape, you’ve likely admired the view. A deck inspired by a view is one of the top choices for deck designs this year. Glass and metal railings provide safety but don’t obscure the view you’ve created. Whether you’re building a deck to surround a pool or an outdoor kitchen, or setting up an additional living space for relaxation and leisure time, a view can create a whole new level of enjoyment for years to come.

Multi-Purpose Decks

Raised decks with a variety of entertainment areas are another trending deck design. These unique designs create covered, multi-level eating areas, as well as smaller, more intimate conversation and relaxation areas for a versatile and functional outdoor living and entertainment space. Add curved ramps or stairs to lead guests from one level to another.

All the Curves and Angles

The angular, rectangle-shaped deck isn’t the only way to go when building a deck. Designers today focus on curves, slopes, and arcs that create a flowing retreat or a comfortable outdoor space for your family. This type of deck should enhance, not detract from your home’s architecture. A pool contractor can help you choose elements to create a unique deck area to fit your needs.

Decorative Elements

Implementing decorative railings and a variety of colors and textures allows for some unique design opportunities. Consider adding built-in seating around the railing edges, a fire pit, a whirlpool, or built-in planters. Combine your leisure activities and add design elements that support your hobbies or interests. Custom-built storage cabinets can double as bench seating for your guests.

Go Non-Traditional Patio

There is a wide variety of outdoor furniture in the marketplace today that looks like it would fit just as well in your home’s interior living spaces. A deck doesn’t have to be traditional, since current trends cross over between interior and exterior furnishings. While most people generally think of decks as open areas with a grill, today’s deck designs are versatile and comfortable living spaces, divided into smaller, cozy, semi-open sections that allow for one-on-one conversations or quiet meditation, with added elements like a rug and fireplace.

American Pools and Spas offers professional landscaping and pool design to help you create the outdoor living space you’ve dreamed of for both the Orlando and Vero Beach areas. We work with you to create a space that fits your needs and your vision, then generate a 3D drawing before construction begins on your project, allowing you to see it as it will appear once the space is completed. Our testing and research department tests the latest design and pool innovations so we can offer the best products on the market to our clients.  We constantly strive to achieve 100 percent customer satisfaction on every project we complete, and we offer a full-time service and warranty department to ensure you enjoy your pool and outdoor living area for many years to come. Learn more about our designs and services on our website at http://www.american-pools.com/.