Decks come in all shapes and sizes.

While many folks opt for a lovely traditional look, we thought we’d put together a list of some super cool modern decks.

We recommend pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine so your investment will last a long time. Check out these cool ideas from deck designers and builders on While you’re there, check out some ideas we pulled together.

1. Wood and Water Modern Deck
Outdoor Living

This back yard has a few advantages: you don’t have to mow any grass, it’s kind of like having a lake (?), and it’s a fun way to incorporate wood, water, and stone.

2. Vertical Plank Exterior Accent Wall

Luigi Rosselli Architects - Paddington Terrace House
Treated SYP doesn’t have to be installed under foot. Why not up on a wall? Look how this outdoor kitchen pops with the wood accent wall.

3. Rocks and Wood in Austin

Forest Trail
This idea shows that decks don’t have to be huge to be cool. An L Shaped planter partially surrounds a modest-sized deck. The rock surround is a great place to incorporate a few pieces of greenery for a unique look.
4. An Expansive Patio
Remodel Services
This deck looks like a perfect place for a party to pour out onto the patio. Multiple rooms appear to open on to this deck, which  has plenty of room for a large crowd.
5. A Backyard Getaway
Modern Atlanta Porch Addition
The roofline was extended for a covered deck and a set of stairs steps down into a lush back yard.What a great place for a morning coffee.
6. A Waterfall, Stepping Stones, and Wood Deck Surround
765 studio/residence, a modern residence in Atlanta, Georgia
What a beautiful wood deck surround for the water accent. Having lunch under the shade of the trees sounds so amazing.
7. A Rooftop Hangout
Auburn Residence
You don’t have to have a backyard to build a great deck. This roof deck not only incorporates wood in the deck itself, but also for the exposed siding above the door.
8. A Wood, Metal, and Glass Balcony
Now THIS is what we’re talking about. Here’s a beautiful way to incorporate metal, wood, and glass.
We hope this list gets you thinking. Check out some of our social profiles for constant ideas, or tell us about your projects. We’d love to hear.
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