A popular way to extend your living space outdoors is with the construction of a deck. Decks not only add additional seating and living space, but they tie in additional natural elements into your landscape design. In addition, a well-designed and well-maintained deck can increase the value of your property.
Wood or timber decking is often used as an alternative to stone-based features, such as patios. Decks can be made from treated lumber, composite material, aluminum, western red cedar, teak, mahogany, ipê, and other hardwoods and recycled planks.
Another wooden element is a pergola, or arbor, either constructed as part of your deck or as a separate structure in the yard. A pergola gives landscape character and provides a focal point for decoration and design. Pergolas are great for vines, other climbing plants, and hanging baskets.