While the weather outside may still be frightful, you’re already dreaming of sunnier days. Get ahead of the spring rush by planning your deck build or upgrade now. Check out these trends for inspiration:
- Make the most of mixed materials
Stone elements, whether as part of an outdoor fireplace, accent wall or a patio below the deck, give a feeling of nature and strength. Whether you’re installing stone or stone veneer, this texture contrasts beautifully with solid wood or composite wood decking.
- Expand your outdoor living space
Make the most of 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 Trex RainEscape drainage system, which prevents any water from seeping onto your furnishings and amenities.
- Watch the big game
Get a weatherproof TV and an outdoor heater and enjoy viewing year-round. 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.
- Make it last
If you’re building a new deck, be sure to protect your substructure for years to come. The average wood 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 beams, joists and the ledger board from moisture that can lead to the development of decay and the loosening of deck screws and fasteners.
- Set the stage
Banish the bare bulb and elevate your lighting, to set the stage and the mood. Check out the flexibility of Trex lighting. Whether installing on a new or existing deck, Trex Deck Lighting sets up easily with the Trex LightHub® connection system.
- Frame it up
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 colors for the frame boards. Composite boards continue to offer a wider range of colors and finishes. Check out the choices offered through Trex’s Deck Starter
- Enjoy the view
Rooftop decks have also become more and more prevalent. Keep the colors light to reflect the sun and keep the space cooler.
Need more inspiration? Check out the HGTV 2020 Dream Home for more ideas. Start planning your dream deck now, so you’ll be ready to enjoy your outdoor oasis throughout 2020 and beyond.