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Companies revamp efforts to mimic indoor living outdoors

By: Catherine Kavanaugh

The latest trends in decks go well beyond the look of interior flooring reaching out to exterior decks. Patio doors are becoming so wide they form glass walls that slide or fold open to ever-swankier outdoor spaces. Deck stairs are giving way to spiral stairs. Deck rails and levels are dividing eating areas with food prep stations from seating areas with fountains and fire pits.

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