Owners Create Outdoor Living Space with a New Composite Deck


When the owners purchased this home, they envisioned an outdoor living space for the family encompassing the whole yard. They knew the small wood deck and barren backyard could become their dream with some time and effort. Their first step was removing the deck built with the house. Due to its size, they had no room to entertain or dine outside in gorgeous Colorado weather. Working together, DBS and the owners designed a much larger deck using composite materials. They chose to use Deckorators Ironwood from the Vista collection. They added end boards and a divider board for a sleek, modern look. The railing is a Fortress Fe26 Traditional metal panel system in Black Sand, and we added a drink cap in the Ironwood composite material. The homeowners have turned their new deck into a comfortable area to enjoy entertaining and dining with family and friends. It was the first step in turning the backyard into an oasis for the whole family!

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House with a new composite and a firepit in the backyard

Allendale 1- The homeowners have created the multi-level outdoor living space they have always wanted!  The new composite deck is perfect for dining with friends and family and the staircase leads down to a fire pit area.

Home with an older wood deck and very sparse backyard

Allendale 2 – When they purchased the home, the existing redwood deck was so small there was no room to entertain.

Dark brown composite deck with a matte black railing. A dining set with umbrella is on the right side.

Allendale 3 – The owners wanted to build larger deck that would allow room for grilling and dining.  This picture was taken right next to the door leading to the deck.

Small wood deck with a wood railing before it is demolished

Allendale 4 – This picture was taken from the same spot as the previous one.  You can see how much more room the owners have with the new deck.

Outdoor living area consisting of fire pit and chairs and an elevated composite deck.

Allendale 5 – The new composite deck features a metal railing from Fortress Building Products.  It is the Fe26 Traditional panel railing with 3″ x 3″ posts and a drink cap in Deckorators Vista Ironwood (to match the decking).

Close up of a divider board on a dark brown composite deck.

Allendale 6 – After looking at the multiple options available for decking materials, the owners decided to go with Ironwood from the Deckorators Vista series.  We also added end boards and a divider board (you can see it in this picture), to avoid butt seams and give the decking a finished look.