I would love some deck ideas please...


We are going to build a deck about 6" off the ground and in a small space. We want to really pack in some multi-uses and some "WOW!". We are thinking of adding a hot tub and a privacy fence. I would love some techno advice, plans or ideas.

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  • Pamela Wood Pamela Wood on Jul 19, 2018

    they have some nice looking closers. not lattice and the panels looks like stone. but if you do not use a hot tub. the make a door so that you can use it for storage. I put pallats under mine so the lawn mower does not sit in the mud, water, snow under the deck.

    • Janet Janet on Jul 21, 2018
      The house is a historic rock house that was built about 100 years ago. We had to pretty much gut the inside and redo everything. I will check those out to see if they come close to matching.
  • DD DD on Jul 19, 2018

    Hi Janet here is a picture of a deck we built

    we were thinking of taking the rail (on the angle) down and putting a hot tub there

    We used 1x4 and 1 x 3 boards on the street side for privacy and the added lattice on top for a design element

    used white metal balusters instead of wood ( which were a pain to install, but worth it)

    Hope that gives you some ideas, questions? I am here, have fun!

    • Janet Janet on Jul 21, 2018
      I really like what you have done! I love the privacy side. Was it expensive? My husband plans to do most of the work himself but we must watch expenses as much as possible!
  • DD DD on Jul 23, 2018

    We could save by NOT doing the white metal balusters and white caps, they were pricey. It is a big deck it measures 15 x 18 but it is done in pressure treated lumber. We went to one of the big box stores to the "Pro" desk and they calculated how much lumber we needed and we modified from there till we hit the budget then I added the extras :)

    Good Luck

  • Liv Liv on Jul 24, 2018

    I found a great list of HOMETALK tips!!!!

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jul 24, 2018
    Keep in mind if you attach it to the house you mist have permits and inspections. You will also need power for the hottub and any lighting. And your homeowners insurance might go up. Maybe some surround sound and drive your neighbors nuts lol. I am envious.
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