A new year has blown in, and it’s time for sunny days out on the deck. As we begin this new decade, we want to stay on trend by looking at what’s hot right now.
Whether you’re building a deck in 2020 or adding some finishing touches, here are a few ideas to get started:
Stone elements, as part of an outdoor fireplace, accent wall or a patio below the deck, exude strength and natural beauty. Whether you’re installing stone or stone veneer, this texture contrasts beautifully with timber or composite decking.
Mix it up
Mirroring your favorite cafe or brewery, you’ll love the modern looks of combining timber, metal, and glass. Cable and glass railings provide more unobstructed views. Decks with mixed materials blend sophistication and urban appeal.
Expand your outdoor living with a covered area that allows for entertaining in all weather conditions. You’ll love the increased comfort and usability of a living space protected beneath your two-story deck. To make sure it’s waterproof, install a drainage system, which prevents any water from seeping onto your furnishings and amenities. Once the deck drainage system is in place, you can design an outdoor living space with lights, ceiling fans, an entertainment center, an outdoor kitchen, and more.
Throw a watch party
Weatherproof televisions offer the joy of watching your favorite team or show out in the great outdoors. Some models can handle viewing in full sunshine, others for a torrential downpour, and some for both. When buying a television for outdoor use, look for weatherproofing, the durability of a rust-proof exterior, the ability to endure a wide range of temperatures, the feature of greater brightness. These televisions cost more than an indoor television but are armored for the seasons.
Set the stage
Banish the bare bulb and elevate your lighting, to set the stage and the mood. Whether it’s lanterns or a full lighting system, the right lights brighten outdoor living.
Frame and finish
While concealing the ends of deck boards with “picture framing” is not a new trend, it has grown in popularity. Framing provides a clean finish and the opportunity to create contrast when using different colours for the frame boards.
Be creative with colours
Composite boards continue to offer a wider range of colours and finishes. Check out the choices offered through Trex’s Colour Selector Tool.
Enjoy the view
Rooftop decks have also become more and more prevalent. Keep the colours light to reflect the sun and keep the space cooler.
Make it last
If you’re building a new deck, be sure to protect your timber for years to come. The average timber deck begins to experience water damage within 8 to 10 years. Trex Protect fights the rot. This non-skid, self-adhesive deck protection tape shields the tops of bearers, joists, and the ledger board from moisture that can lead to the development of timber decay and the loosening of deck screws and fasteners.
So bring on the sunshine! You’ll be ready to enjoy your outdoor oasis with your deck in 2020 and beyond.