Decks and garages can serve a basic function as part of your home. They can be generic built add-ons which is standard by modern house design, or they can be customized to suit your needs. It's really up to you and how you want the spaces to function within your lifestyle. Decks and garages can be extra space which came with your house when you bought it, or they can be built to suit your needs according to the hobbies you and your family enjoy.
Decks can be customized according to the activities you enjoy with your family. If you have a swimming pool, you probably want a larger deck for sunbathing or drying off after a nice swim. If you enjoy sharing meals together, you may want a built in outdoor grilling area with a small extension for a dining table. If gardening is how you enjoy time in your yard, the deck can hold planters with irrigation to get seedlings started and even have small greenhouse effects built in if needed. There are plenty of other hobbies people enjoy both common and less common, the only thing which prevents your deck from accommodating your hobbies is a lack of imagination. You can trust that a great contractor will provide amazing designs to make your deck as functional as it can be for your family.
Converting a Garage to a Hobby Room
Garages are out of the weather but not exactly indoors either, which can make them great hobby rooms. The garage can incorporate designated storage space for kayaks and canoes or for skis and the equipment involved with those sports. A garage can be a woodshop or automotive shop, or storage for a motorcycle or boat. It can also be a sewing room, or storage for fabrics while a small sewing space inside waits for the next project. Each of those activities requires tools and equipment, and a garage can be outfitted with cabinetry or shelving to make your next project go much easier because with proper storage you can find what you need when you need it.
It can't be emphasized enough that whatever you can imagine can be built according to your specific needs and desires. Discuss with a contractor what project can best suit your needs and plan to make your life easier sooner rather than later. You can trust the contractor has built similar projects in the past.