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7 Unique Decking Design Resources

Are you planning to add a deck to your property? Decks are a surefire way to add value to your home. They increase your home’s living space, add beauty to your grounds, and offer unlimited opportunities for year-round outdoor living.

Whether you plan to build your deck yourself or hire a deck contractor who specializes in building decks, you’ll want to explore some of the many ideas and deck designs available before deciding on the best possible option for your home.

Here are 7 websites to visit, which offer a huge array of decks for your consideration. Almost all feature deck design plans, information on building permits, discussions on various building materials, and much more.

  1. Ideas for Deck Designs is a great place to start, with an impressive gallery of photos showing decks built in all kinds of settings. There are decks extending from homes, freestanding in yards, built around hot tubs, leading from upper stories as balconies, and the list goes on.
  2. Creative Deck Designs has galleries of deck, patio, and outdoor rooms to explore. They also list resources for maintenance-free materials.
  3. Home Decks is a do-it-yourselfer’s delight with downloadable deck plans at very reasonable prices. All plans include a detailed material list and deck building instructions. You can also browse among many articles about deck planning, deck permits, and helpful tips for deck building.
  4. Decks.com features a “Deck of the Month” and a “Building 101” section. You’ll also find useful information about suppliers, with illustrated articles showing elements such as deck post lighting, metal railings, and aluminum and composite decking materials.
  5. Great Landscaping Ideas says, “Constructing a deck from free deck designs that you and your family can enjoy is easy. You might think that’s a little far fetched, but the reality of deck design and landscaping that include decks, patios, and walkways are only limited by your imagination.” You’ll find lots of ideas here to fuel your imagination.
  6. Deck Plans features the Award Winning DekBrands Floating Foundation Deck System. “The Floating Foundation Deck System has revolutionized deck construction. The system is easy to use, allows for a variety of customized applications for decks and costs up to 25% less than conventional construction.” You’ll also find free deck plans, a gallery of photos, and more.
  7. Custom Deck Plans specializes in creating custom deck plans for your particular specifications. “By gathering our customer’s specific needs and building location, our designers can provide each customer with their own UNIQUE custom deck design and drawings. We also carry plans ready for immediate purchase and download in our designer stock plans section.”

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