New Zealanders just love their decks, and with good reason. Decks are perfect for creating flat, usable areas, especially if you have uneven or sloping ground. Keep the natural wood look or, if you want a deck with a difference, consider a dark stain or whitewash instead.
Tip: Rather than cut down that lovely tree or palm to build your deck, consider building around it and making it a feature of your outdoor living space. Decks look spectacular broken up with areas of planting.