15. Built In
When designing your deck, don’t forget that built-in seating can be included, as can a built-in space for plants.
Not every deck needs to be open to the environment. Sometimes you may want to create an intimate and private living space.
Depending upon where you build your deck and what you’re using it for, you may not have to include railings as a part of its design.
Also, remember that an outdoor deck doesn’t need to have a wood-on-wood look. You can also incorporate metal to create a sense of drama.