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If there is one thing we have learned over the years as Houston’s leading deck builder, it’s that there is much planning involved to create the perfect outdoor space, and decks are no exception. Some of these key considerations include location, functionality, and needs.


Do you have a single or double-story home? Will it be attached to a structure or freestanding? Does it need to include a bump out or dry space? How about stairs or railing? If you are not sure, give us a call, and we will be happy to provide you with a free design consultation where we will discuss how to make your deck dreams a reality.


Thank you for visiting us online, have a look around and learn about our design options that our Houston deck building contractors can provide for you, or if you have photos of a design that you like, we are confident we can fulfill your request.

Houston Deck Design

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I was very pleased with the entire process of having my new deck built by Lon and his crew.  From the initial meeting with Lon to the finished product, we couldn’t have been happier with the service we received. They were very professional towards the project, addressed all my concerns, and did an exceptional job. I know I will enjoy my deck for many years to come. Thank you, Emerson. We will certainly refer you to anyone we know who needs a deck built.


-Teddy P.

Katy TX

Whether you want a wooden deck built or a Trex or vinyl deck instead, we can help create a place ideal for relaxing, soaking up the sun, and entertaining your family and friends while also increasing the value of your home. Let us provide you with a few inspiring designs our Houston deck building contractors provide.


Ground Level Deck: The most economical deck to build in Houston is our ground level or floating deck. While this design still allows you plenty of ample space for outdoor furniture, grills, or potted plants because these decks are built at ground level, they do not require stairs or guard rails and are unattached to the masonry of your home. When our Houston deck building contractors start the construction, we can begin at the back door of your home and then stretch it out to fit your desired length or add this backyard floating deck with a pergola or other outdoor addition. All of our decks include a frame to rest the boards off the ground, giving you a more durable build that will protect the boards from wood rot and decay. 


Low Attached Decks: One of the most popular Houston decks is our low attached deck. While similar in style to a floating deck, they are attached to your home, so if you have siding or stucco, this is not your best option. We can customize and build the frame, so your deck is the right height and style for your property and specifications.


Decks with Pavilion's: If you need a little relief from the heat in Houston, consider adding a deck with a pavilion or pergola. Emerson designs the deck to offer you plenty of shade. Decks with Pavilions or Gazebos are great for commercial properties, parks, and homeowners alike. The best way to create this design is to have Emerson design and build both your deck and pavilion or gazebo so that it matches the overall style, feel, and look you are trying to achieve.

Balcony Decks: Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up and see the beauty of a new day from your bedroom or balcony deck? This Houston deck is built for two-story homes and mimics your indoor stairway height supported by a post anchored in the ground below.

Wraparound Decks: Having a wrap-around deck or porch is a wonderful place to enjoy a cup of coffee, rewind after a long day at work, or have a conversation with friends. At Emerson’s, we can build a deck to extend one corner of your home or the entire perimeter to create the ideal entertainment space.


Split Level Deck: This design gives you the optical illusion of having more space whether it be two stories or different levels on the ground having a double frame expands your outdoor living space and creates the perfect spot for hot tubs, and fire pits, or fine fresco dining at home.


Other Popular Options 


Decks with Bar & Benches: We’ll be having you entertain guests in no time with this deck and bench combo. This is also great if you are thinking of having us transform an older deck. Without taking up too much space we can provide you with ample seating and storage.


Pool or Hot Tub Deck: In Houston’s hot and humid weather, a pool is almost a must-have for homeowners but if you really want to take your outdoor activities to the next level then consider having a pool deck built. We can design and build a deck that wraps around your pool for lounging, or we can provide you with a smaller space for entering or exiting the area safely.


Outdoor Kitchen Decks: These decks are built in an open area and do not require attachments so they can be built anywhere there is unused space in your backyard. This deck is also a great and economical way to create an outdoor kitchen area far enough away from the house that it allows you to entertain outside while keeping your house quiet for non-participants.


Dry Space : One of the best ways to keep your new deck looking its best is to add a dry space. This area underneath the deck is a great way to extend the life of your deck as it prevents mold and mildew that can lead to deck repairs and sometimes costly damages. This also allows you to create extra space for outdoor games, toys, and smaller lawn equipment.


Deck Lighting: Most deck lighting is low voltage; however, 110-volt lighting packages are available for your deck. Lighting can be installed using timers which allow you to set the time you want the light to go on and off; the other option is to put them on a photocell that will tell the lights to come on at dusk and turn them off at sunrise. Deck lighting is generally used to light railing posts, staircases, or your grilling area. However, if you have special lighting requirements, such as lighting a planter box or a seating area, I am sure we can accommodate your needs.


Planter Boxes & Trellises: Wanting a way to add more beauty and elegance to your wood deck, then consider adding a planter box where you can add colorful foliage or holiday decor. Our planter boxes are constructed to match your deck and can be built into the design or stand-alone corner pieces. One of the popular choices for planter boxes is to build a deck with a bench that incorporates planters on one or both sides or add a trellis which also serves the dual purpose of giving you additional privacy from prying eyes.


Benches: Deck benches are another opportunity to add function as well as an additional seating area to your deck design. Benches are usually open in design and can either be attached to the existing deck structure or freestanding so they can be moved to different locations around the deck.

Whatever design you choose for your Houston property, it’s important that you enlist the help of professional deck building contractors who will provide you with quality, detailed, oriented work. Through the years, we’ve been recognized for our commitment to excellence and are proud recipients of the Thumbtack Top Pro award ever since 2019 and the 2021 Expertise award for the best decking and fence company in Houston.

When you work with us, here’s what else you can expect:



  • Free Estimate & Design

  • Upfront & Fair Pricing

  • Honest Recommendations

  • Tidy and Timely Service

  • 3-year labor guarantee

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