Before-and-After Makeovers: Outdoor Spaces: To stay within budget, the homeowners opted for a pergola on the top level rather than the pricey screened-in porch they had originally hoped for. To replace the worn and weathered deck, pressure-treated wood was used as a money-friendly alternative to composite. From DIYnetwork.com
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A unique way to provide shade and an interesting structural backdrop to a back deck is to add vertical wooden planks. In varying — but balanced — levels, the spaced planks provide the perfect amount of shade from every direction. Built-in bench seating on a raised deck platform sets the entire seating area apart from the remainder of the deck.