An Outdoor Living Space for All Weather


Our customers enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors, grilling and entertaining. They wanted to build an outdoor living space to enhance their lifestyle and decided on a steel deck frame for its strength and durability. They chose Deckorators Voyage Sierra for the decking with Deckorators Vista Ironwood for the picture frame border, drink cap, stair risers, and fascia. The railing is a Fortress Fe26 Traditional powder-coated, metal panel railing between 3″ x 3″ posts in an antiqued bronze color with a drink cap. When designing the deck cover the homeowner wanted, they mentioned that they wanted to be able to use the deck in all types of weather. We designed a cover that included recessed lights, a ceiling fan, and two overhead Bromic electric radiant heaters. The ceiling is done in a Blue Stain tongue and groove pine. To make cooking and entertaining outside easier, we installed an outdoor kitchen area with a fully functioning sink with disposal and mini-refrigerator. Next to the kitchen window, we designed and built a ledge that makes it easy to hand items out through the window. The homeowner also requested two benches constructed from the same composite material as the deck. The final product is a gorgeous outdoor living area that the homeowner uses year-round!

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Composite deck with gabled cover and outdoor kitchen

SR 1 – Working with the homeowners, DBS designed built this beautiful covered deck with outdoor kitchen.

Steel deck frame before composite decking is installed

SR 2 – To begin, we had to install a patio door and the steel deck frame.

The framing for a gabled deck cover

SR 3 – This is the framing of the gabled deck cover before it is covered by a roof and ceiling.

Tongue and groove pine ceiling for a gabled deck cover

SR 4 – The ceiling of the deck cover is made from Blue Stain tongue and groove pine.  It is also wired for recessed lighting, a ceiling fan, and 2 heating units.

Mini outdoor kitchen with a fully-functioning sink, refrigerator, and granite countertop

SR 5 – This mini outdoor kitchen was built with a fully-functioning sink, refrigerator, and granite countertop.  There is also a storage cupboard under the sink.

Benches and shelf built from the material of the deck.

SR 6 – The homeowners wanted a way to make it easy taking items from the kitchen to the deck.  Working together, we designed this shelf at the kitchen window.  It is made from the same composite material as the deck, as are the custom built benches.

Fortress Fe26 metal panel deck railing with 3x3 posts and round metal balusters

SR 7 – The homeowners decided to use the Fortress Fe26 metal panel railing system.  It includes 3×3 posts and round metal balusters.  We also installed a composite drink cap, using the same material as the decking.

Composite deck stairs with metal panel railing and handrail

SR 8 – We built 4′-wide closed steps leading down to the backyard.  We also installed a handrail on the Fortress Fe26 railing.

Composite deck stairs with LED step lights

SR 9 – To increase visibility at night, we installed post lights at the top and bottom of the stairs.  On every other stair, we ran an LED strip to help light the way.

Vaulted deck cover with two heating units installed

SR 10 – Once the wiring in the vaulted ceiling was completed, we installed four can lights, a ceiling fan, and two Bromic heating units.

Composite deck with vaulted deck cover and metal panel railing.

SR 11 – This is a full view of the deck and cover from the side.