Custom Deck Design Ideas to Create Your Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Shawn Kenyon

Shawn Kenyon

Shawn Kenyon is an innovative deck and patio designer and builder who seeks to enhance the outdoor living environments of his clients. Shawn practices what he preaches, as he builds exquisite decks and patios on his properties.

When it comes to maximizing your outdoor space, customizing your deck can make all the difference. By tailoring your deck to your specific needs and style, you can create a stunning outdoor area perfect for entertaining and relaxation. If you’re unsure where to start, we have a range of inspiring ideas for decks to spark your imagination and creativity.

Our team of dedicated custom deck builders at Precision Decks & Patios is committed to providing exceptional customer service and bringing your dream deck to life. Whether multi-level deck designs that optimize space to custom railings that update the overall look, the possibilities are endless for custom deck projects.

Let our deck designers help you transform your deck into a functional and beautiful extension of your home. As you ponder what kind of custom design you want, consider these factors:

How Do You Want to Use Your Space?

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When designing a custom deck, it is important to consider how you want to utilize your outdoor space. The size, shape, and orientation of your available space behind your home should be taken into account. Think about the purpose of your deck – will it be primarily for entertaining, dining, or relaxing? By identifying your specific needs and desires, you can create a deck that perfectly suits your lifestyle.

For those who enjoy hosting gatherings, a multi level deck can provide designated areas for cooking, conversation, and relaxation. Customizing your deck railings can also update the look of your deck without a full upgrade. A popular feature is a deck with aluminum railings. If you do not want a deck with metal railings, you can choose from composite materials made of wood fibers, recycled plastics, or other synthetic materials.

Additionally, adding custom seating around a fire pit table or incorporating an outdoor kitchen are great options for enhancing your deck’s functionality. Finally, consider installing custom lighting and a pergola to set the mood and create a plant haven.

What Kind of Decking Materials Do You Want to Use

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To determine the kind of deck materials you want to use for your custom design, consider the various options available for deck construction.

There are primarily two options to choose from, a composite material or a natural material. Each has its own pros and cons.

  • Wood is a popular choice for its natural beauty and warmth, but it requires regular maintenance to prevent rot and decay. A wood deck will cost less upfront, however, over time the maintenance costs can make it more expensive than a composite deck. But, if you want a natural wood deck, Precision Decks & Patios can design and build one for you.
  • Composite decking has become more popular in recent years. People like the fact composite materials offer sustainability because they are typically made of wood fiber and recycled plastic, and their low maintenance benefits. Caring for a composite deck just requires a little soap and water. You will not have to reseal, restain, or repaint your deck. The materials are also resistant to rot, insects, and fading.


When selecting the materials for your custom deck design, consider your preferences, budget, and the level of maintenance you are willing to undertake.

What Kind of Features Do You Want for Your Custom Deck?

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For a truly personalized outdoor oasis, consider incorporating specific features into your custom deck design ideas.

  • High-quality composite decking from brands like Trex and TimberTech
  • Curved deck
  • Pool deck
  • Multi-levels
  • Deck railings in various materials (wood, composite, vinyl, and aluminum), colors, and styles
  • Different types of deck lights for safety and visibility
  • Pergolas and patio covers to shield against sun and rain
  • Fire pits and fireplaces for enhanced comfort
  • Built-in deck benches
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Privacy screen

Consider these features to transform your deck into a unique and inviting outdoor retreat.

Enhance Entertainment with an Outdoor Kitchen

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The addition of an outdoor kitchen enhances entertainment on your custom deck design.

An outdoor kitchen provides the perfect opportunity to create an indoor-outdoor living space. By installing a grill and a mini-fridge, you can cook for your guests while enjoying the fresh air and continuing the conversation.

An outdoor bar can also be added to complete the outdoor kitchen, allowing you to entertain friends. To further enhance the entertainment experience, you can add a TV to watch the game, custom speakers to play your favorite music, or some neon signs to create a neighborhood bar feel.

With the right outdoor kitchen deck design, you can enjoy the company of your guests while cooking and avoid the hassle of going inside to prepare or store food.

Benefits of a Custom Deck from Precision Decks & Patios

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A custom deck design from Precision Decks & Patios offers numerous benefits for homeowners looking to enhance their outdoor living space. Even if you wanted a basic rectangular deck, there are so many ways to enhance and elevate it into a beautiful deck with outdoor living features, like outdoor furniture and potted plants.

One of the main advantages is the ability to customize the design to fit your specific needs and style. Whether you want a multi-level deck for entertaining, a custom railing to update the look, or built-in seating around a fire pit for cozy gatherings, a custom deck can bring your vision to life.

A custom deck can maximize your outdoor space, increase property value, and create a seamless flow between different areas of your outdoor entertainment area.

With the expertise of Precision Decks & Patios, homeowners can enjoy a deck that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing and tailored to their preferences.

Get Started on Your Project

We understand that your custom deck isn’t just an addition to your property but a new chapter for your family. Let us be the ones to craft that chapter with the care, attention to detail, and precision it deserves.

Get your free estimate today.