The different types of wooden deck plans available can have different features, such as pergolas, stairs and arbors, and there are many different designs available to fit in with an existing home style and configuration. Some design styles for single and multi-level decks are coastal, contemporary, minimalist, colonial, rustic and traditional, as noted by the Decks website. Some online resources that provide different deck plans and style designs are Decks, LandscapingNetwork and TimberTech.
An important step in adding a deck to home is making sure that the deck fits in with the home's style. For example, a coastal home may have a deck that reflects this style, as noted by LandscapingNetwork. Similarly, a rustic looking deck may be suitable for a mountain home. A deck for a colonial home can have white railings with cap posts.
Once homeowners choose the design style for the deck, they can look for plans that incorporate these styles and also have additional features they may require for the deck, such as being multi-level or having planter boxes, benches, staircases and lounge or eating areas. Some other features to consider are the deck's elevation, shape and size. There are many different sizes for decks as well as shapes, including rectangular, circular and square.
The TimberTech and Decks websites have a variety of free plans for decks that have many of these different features or requirements.