Like plenty of other homeowners, you may have a sloped backyard, whether your home rests on a single big hill, or your backyard is covered in smaller slopes. Hills and slopes present opportunities to make your landscape stand out and use the space to your advantage. Tiered flower beds can create unique and visually appealing gardens. Stairs take advantage of slopes and hills to help walking around and in-between your landscape features easier. And a deck can give you level space for lounging and entertaining guests.
If you want to add a backyard deck to your home, you will need to consider how you will use the space. Will your deck be a lounge, a dining area, or even attached to a pool or garden? The purpose of your deck will help determine which type of deck is best for you. Below are a few of the varieties of backyard decks and the benefits of each kind.