The third deck design discussed in our recent post, The 5 Most Popular Deck Designs Explained, is the multilevel deck.

Let’s dive a little deeper into the details.

Multilevel Decks by Archadeck

Multilevel Decks by Archadeck

Multilevel decks are a fan favorite for their good-looks and affordability.

Versatile, useful and oh-so-attractive, the multilevel deck is ideal for overcoming slight dips or steep slopes in your yard.  With a distinct advantage over patios, deck contractors use framing and steps for a design that flows seamlessly with the natural landscape.

Spacious Deck with Levels by Archadeck

Spacious Deck with Levels by Archadeck

Yes.  This can be accomplished with a patio too.  But patios built on sloping land require retaining walls.  And retaining walls can become cost-prohibitive or visually unappealing for many homeowners.  A beautiful deck constructed with levels, easily conquers uneven terrain in an attractive and budget-friendly way.

Multilevel Deck for Sloping Yard by Archadeck

Multilevel Deck for Sloping Yard by Archadeck

Compared to a single plain deck, a multilevel design introduces architectural interest.

A deck with layers will fashion visual breaks in the outdoor space.  Subsequently, each level transforms into a separate ‘outdoor room’; then the outdoor room effects its intended use for a fabulous, flawless and foolproof layout!

Deck with Level Change for Outdoor Dining Room, by Archadeck

Deck with Level Change for Outdoor Dining Room, by Archadeck

To top-things-off, interject your very own style with your material selection, a floor board pattern, rail choice and furnishings.

Multilevel Deck with Floor Board Pattern, Wide Steps and Partial Rails, by Archadeck

Multilevel Deck with Floor Board Pattern, Wide Steps and Partial Rails, by Archadeck

A deck designed with levels can be used in any size space.

In a small space, keep the number and depth of levels to a minimum.  One or two subtle modifications is all you’ll need.  Wide steps will make the deck and yard appear open and spacious.  And wide steps are ideal for riser lights which set the night-time mood, ensuring safety after dark.

Low Maintenance Multilevel Deck with Wide Steps and Riser Lights, by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Multilevel Deck with Wide Steps and Riser Lights, by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

In a large space, decks with two, three, four (or more) tiers will work well to solve big slope challenges, both architecturally and aesthetically.   Levels can be broad and unobstructed or cozy, quiet and quaint.

Large Multilevel Deck by Archadeck

Large Multilevel Deck by Archadeck

Layered levels add interest, direct traffic flow, maintain a scenic view and are conducive for built-in features such as pergolas, privacy, planters, seating, a spa or even an outdoor kitchen.

Multilevel Deck with Shade, Planters, Privacy and Seating, by Archadeck

Multilevel Deck with Shade, Planters, Privacy and Seating, by Archadeck

So is multilevel deck right for you?  Maybe.

If your property has gentle slopes or a steep grade a multilevel deck offers value and versatility; popularity, practicality, price advantages; adaptability, aesthetics and more.

Next Steps

To discover more information and to get inspired for decking possibilities, visit our website, west-county.archadeck.com.  You’ll find photo galleries, an online inquiry form, a free download for Archadeck’s design guide and a video too.  And please join us on Pinterest, Google+ and Houzz!

Are you currently looking for a St. Louis deck builder?  If so, please consider Archadeck.  We’re locally owned and operated with offices in West County.  Call us anytime at 636-227-0800.

And if you’re not familiar with Archadeck, check out the About Us page here on the blog!

If you’re not living in the St. Louis, Missouri area, simply visit archadeck.com or call 888-687-3325 for an Archadeck owner and office in your neck of the woods.

Multilevel Deck with Screened Porch, by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Multilevel Deck with Screened Porch, by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Redecking Project with Level Changes in St. Louis West County, by Archadeck

Redecking Project with Level Changes in St. Louis West County, by Archadeck

Sources

Charles Hudson – a web magazine, Timothy Dahl – Benefits of Deck Designs with Multi Levels, Pro Built Construction Inc., Better Homes and Gardens, Archadeck Outdoor Living, Archadecks of Augusta, Central Connecticut, Raleigh Durham, Virginia Beach.

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