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One of the challenges we come across often as we design walkout elevated decks is the column/post placement. It’s never appealing to have a window or door looking out at a column. This deck would typically have a minimum of 3 posts, but since we kept the design simple, we were able to make the 20’ span with just 2 posts by upgrading to an engineered beam. The result is an unobstructed view from the walk-out basement.  With a purposely simple design, it’s the details and finishes that bring…

column/post placement, it’s never appealing to have a window or door looking out at a column, this deck would typically have a minimum of 3 posts, but keeping the design simple, make the span with just 2 posts by upgrading to an engineered beam

Kid's slide from a second story deck. Easy to install and you don't have to get an entire play set.

Kid's slide from a second story deck. Easy to install and you don't have to get an entire play set.maybe you could extend an arm to hang swings from?

32 Wonderful Deck Designs To Make Your Home Extremely Awesome

32 Wonderful Deck Designs To Make Your Home Extremely Awesome

Paver patio under deck and side patio with stone veneer firepit and sitting wall. - LOVE the sitting wall! Wonder if we could do this!

Matching Second Story Deck with Cable Railing - Woodland Hills, CA

Matching Second Story Deck with Cable Railing - Woodland Hills, CA. Cable railing looks open, but still strong and protective.

Deck idea for second story - love the corner, balusters, and stones below

This description of a Second story, elevated deck designed with angled corners, slim decorative balusters and stone landscaping below tumbling out to fire pit and wall would make me very happy if I owned a house with this situation!

Happy Valley Main Floor Remodel modern-deck

Second story deck with cover for ground floor suite. Addition of tall backuard hedges to block neighbour's

Second Story Deck Ideas for Your Backyard

Second Story Deck Ideas for Your Backyard

Upper deck off the first floor, lower deck out of the basement :) Would LOVE to be able to utilize our under deck space instead of being scared of it! lol by AislingH

Decks Only Custom Designed and Built 2nd floor deck with dry space underneath and Cambridge ledgstone patio.

A second floor deck with dry space underneath and Cambridge ledgstone patio creates a double-decker outdoor space.

second story patio | ... design rendering of 2-story deck, porch, patio, and dry deck

A brand new Ft Wayne area second-story deck with pergola and lower level screened area

Design rendering of story deck, porch, patio, and dry deck - THISSSSSSSSS! I even like the pergola idea for when Matt BBQs.

Screw the fiberglass panels that form the under-deck roof to the purlins. This will be great for a shed to stay dry under the deck.

Under-Deck Roof

To keep rain/debris off under deck space. Screw the fiberglass panels that form the under-deck roof to the purlins.

TimberTech fully composite deck with TT RadianceRail Express.  Decking is Terrain in Brown Oak and railing is Kona and Black.  LED post caps lights were also installed to accentuate.

TimberTech fully composite deck with TT RadianceRail Express. Decking is Terrain in Brown Oak and railing is Kona and Black. LED post caps lights were also installed to accentuate. -- I like the curve of the stairs to the patio area and contrast of colors