Regardless of the season, there is something special about sitting outside on a deck, whether in the early morning mist or the twilight hours. Adding a deck not only adds value to your property but it also adds living space that can be used much of the year. The design options are also extensive. A deck can be significantly elevated or it can be a low platform that defines outdoor space. It can be the home of outdoor eating areas, fire pits, or (as pictured below) a basketball hoop. Decks are flexible structures that can meet a variety of needs and the low-maintenance materials available now make upkeep a snap.