Watch Out for These 2023 Deck Trends!By Dave Kile
The new year is here, and whether you have a new deck or a much loved, older deck, here are some top trends to check out so you and your family can appreciate and enjoy your deck even more.
2023 Deck Trends
From outdoor kitchens to changing the lighting, planting plants, walkways, and various design ideas, this year is the year to make your deck a focal point. Here are some cool design trends for making the most of your outdoor living space.
Composite Multi-tone Decking
A relatively new decking trend that has taken hold over the past couple of years is to have different colored composite deck boards. With Trex, you can choose several complementary colors of composite deck boards that will add style and augment the overall look of your deck.
Whether you change your deck color or not, adding lights to create a mood or illuminate your outdoor area is a great idea. For safety, enhancement, and enjoyment, you can use many types of lights, including LED or solar. In addition, you can install lights on posts, on the risers of steps, or inlay them in the deck boards.
We all have different interests, and an outdoor deck means different things to different family members. How about dividing your deck into zones? You can do it. Make an area for sunning and meditating, save a space for a picnic table, and reserve a spot for a fire pit. That way, each person who uses the deck can have their own entertainment space.
Hot Tub Deck
Speaking of varied interests, who doesn’t appreciate a relaxing soak in the hot tub after a long day’s work? There are many ideas for hot tub installation to upgrade your outdoor space. During the pandemic, hot tubs became one of the top outdoor living trends. However, if you are worried about the hot tub’s maintenance and increased electric costs, consider a creative roofing option.
Railings are an aspect of deck designs that homeowners may not think of quite as much. Railings give visual interest to your deck, whether it is a wood deck or one made of composite. Changing or upgrading your deck railings will have an enriching effect on your outdoor living space. You can choose from artistic metal balusters or a more weather-sturdy PVC option.
The area under your deck and how it is presented can add beauty, value, and practicality to your backyard and deck. Depending on how high your deck is, consider installing some skirting under it. A popular choice is lattice, which is made from different materials. Many homeowners will opt for skirting to keep those furry pests from getting under their decks. Additionally, installing screens or weather-resistant plexiglass is also a solid option, especially if the deck is farther off the ground. Then use the space under the deck for storage or an even more fun purpose, such as an under-deck patio!
Regarding decks that are higher off the ground, there are plenty of thoughtful ideas to make your rooftop deck a fun oasis for any season. It can get cold and windy in the winter and hot and sunny in the summer. Besides building a pergola, consider some shade options to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. Bring a heater out for some added comfort in the winter. Rooftop decks are ideal for growing a garden, installing a low-maintenance fountain, or bringing your living room outdoors.
We’ve seen an uptick in deck designers using mixed materials. Utilizing Trex composite decking, Deckorator material, slate, stone pavers, and brick – or any variety of these – will make your outdoor area stunning and add curb appeal. Creativity is most definitely a top trend for this year!
Get Your Deck Ready for 2023
You don’t need to have a lot of experience in exterior or interior design to make useful upgrades and beautify your deck. Get your outdoor deck ready to use just as much as you use your inside space. That’s really the best decking trend for 2023.