Custom Deck Ideas for Your Backyard

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Are you in the market for a custom deck of your dreams? Custom decks can range from simple designs to elaborate, multi-tiered custom designs with a fire pit, water fountain, and seating. A custom deck can make a wonderful addition to any outdoor living space. And it can increase the value of a home.

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Deck Railing

A good place to start when considering custom deck options is the railing. You could add a curved design with aluminum piping with wood for a modern look. Or you could choose standard wooden slats.


Deck Benches

Benches are a popular custom deck feature. They are resourceful and easy to install. Adding built-in planters is another option, they add color and life to your surroundings.


Accessorize your Custom Deck

Deck lights or patio lights is a must. They brighten your outdoor living space and creating great ambiance at parties or barbecues. Some lights even have a heating feature for those cool fall nights. Other accent lighting ideas to consider are kerosene lamps, candles or string lights.

Add a focal point to your surroundings. You might want to consider a cedar trellis as a deck accessory. They can provide a great foundation for climbing vines, and they can disguise outdoor eyesores. A fireplace or fire pit, or seating area can welcome guests in style.

Deck furniture comes in many varieties – sofa sets with cushions, patio tables, chairs, umbrellas, and bars. The most popular furniture is wood and wicker. Wooden furniture is typically more expensive, but high-quality wicker can cost a pretty penny too. The advantage of wicker is that it’s lightweight, weather resistant and it’s easy to wash with soap and water.

If you’re looking for something different, consider a portable hammock. It can be put anywhere on your deck and is very popular with guests.


If you are looking to add a custom deck as an addition to a home, contact Albrite Building in Westmont at 630.655.9436 or send us an email for a quote. Albrite Building is a custom builder located in Westmont, Illinois. We specialize in commercial building projects as well as specially selected residential projects.