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For on-grade or slightly raised decks, a built-in bench can serve as a low railing, defining the area while providing space-efficient seating. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber

For on-grade or slightly raised decks, a built-in bench can serve as a low railing, defining the area while providing space-efficient seating. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber

Amazing modern farmhouse. The fire pit sits in a bed of stone immediately surrounding the deck - perfect maintenance solution and also ideal for keeping the grass and dirt out of the indoor/outdoor foot traffic.

Amazing modern farmhouse. The fire pit sits in a bed of stone immediately surrounding the deck - perfect maintenance solution and also ideal for keeping the grass and dirt out of the indoor/outdoor foot traffic.

for our current yard, when we finally do it! this is perfect, low deck, no railing, just add a pergola somewhere...

for our current yard, when we finally do it! this is perfect, low deck, no railing, just add a pergola somewhere...

Painting every surface the same deep blue shade of Underwater by Behr transformed the once-choppy porch into an ultra-cozy gathering space.

Painting every surface the same deep blue shade of Underwater by Behr transformed the once-choppy porch into an ultra-cozy gathering space.

we're going to screen in our porch next to the kitchen for an outdoor eating area.  This one is lovely.

we're going to screen in our porch next to the kitchen for an outdoor eating area. This one is lovely.

Screened porches allow you to get creative with your outdoor living space! Kate from Centsational Style gives her ideas on making your screened porch comfortable and stylish: http://www.bhg.com/blogs/centsational-style/2013/05/22/outdoor-room-series-serene-screened-porches/?socsrc=bhgpin052613screenedporches

Screened porches allow you to get creative with your outdoor living space! Kate from Centsational Style gives her ideas on making your screened porch comfortable and stylish: http://www.bhg.com/blogs/centsational-style/2013/05/22/outdoor-room-series-serene-screened-porches/?socsrc=bhgpin052613screenedporches