Editing the Height of a Deck

Reference Number: KB-00145
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Essentials


I want to change the height of my deck but I do not know how. How can I accomplish this?


The height of a deck can be adjusted in the Room Specification dialog.

To change the height of a deck

  1. Use the Select Objects tool and click anywhere in the deck room area, then click on the Open Object edit button.

  2. In the Room Specification dialog:

    • In the Structure panel, locate the Floor (C) field, remove the check mark in the Default check box, delete the current value, and enter in the desired value.

    • Click OK to apply the change and close the dialog.

  3. Select 3D> Create Camera View> Full Camera then click and drag out a view of the deck, and note that your Deck should now be at the specified height.

To create stairs going from the deck to the terrain

  1. Select Build> Stairs> Click Stairs to create stairs between levels on the same floor with a single click of the mouse.

  2. Click the low side, within a few feet of where the floor changes height.