Use Your House Look at the lines of your home -- it might give you the perfect spot to place a deck (and make mowing or other yard-maintenance chores easier to boot). This deck-and-pergola combination, for example, is a perfect solution for an odd space.
Porches, or at least porch-inspired spaces, abound at the Morelands’ Baton Rouge home. Architect Catovic Hughes’s modern take on the Southern vernacular is all about embracing the outdoors. Rick Moreland spends as much time on the patio as he can.