Patio Deck Combination Ideas

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If you can't decide whether you want a patio or a deck outside your home, combine the two to make a space that suits all your needs. You can create a deck or patio of almost any size, depending on your initial space, and a combination deck and patio is no different.

Level Up

  • To add visual detail and spice up your space, add multiple levels to your patio and deck combination. Add a concrete or brick patio at ground level. Then, build either a raised deck or one closer to the ground. For a zen-like effect, place a single platform deck in the middle of a larger patio, or build a series of connecting platform decks framed by a larger tile or brick patio. If you're building a deck straight off your house, create a deck with stone or wood steps to lead down to a patio space.

Make a Connection

  • If the area you have for your outdoor project is spaced out or you have a large yard, create a variety of different patios and decks spaced throughout your yard. Then, connect each section with a stone patio walkway or a basic deck path, providing ample opportunity for relaxing or entertaining. For an unusual look, include both multiple levels and connecting pathways in your deck design to create a more complex and detailed deck that will be sure to wow the neighbors.

Go Inside

  • If you're an outdoors lover only some of the time, invest in an indoor patio space, such as a three seasons porch, which connects to a deck. When you open the door to your patio to step outside, step onto your deck. You can create an indoor patio close to or far from your deck. For a different take, create a three seasons patio porch upstairs or on your roof and create steps leading down to your deck. Switch the idea and create a rooftop deck that leads right into a three season porch patio.

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