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2016 Deck Design Trends from Certified Installers
Enhancing your outdoor living space can be as easy as designing a new deck. Look at this year’s new trends.
Build Curb Appeal with Larger Decks
Decks are bigger this year. Larger decks offer more curb appeal and more space for entertaining and relaxing. Larger decks improve value and make your house appear bigger.
Composite Materials and Two-Toned Boards
Wood is more susceptible to warping, splintering, and cracking. Composite materials such as TrexPro, made from 95% recycled material, never require staining or painting and are a big trend with modern decks. Composite decks also include two-tone board colors, and composite decks built by certified installers need less maintenance.
Multilevel Decks and Curved Designs
Multilevel decks add an architectural element to your home. The level closest to the kitchen often serves as the grilling/dining area for everyday use and hosting parties. You can use other levels as a quiet outdoor living space or children’s area. With TrexPro composite decking, a certified installer can create custom curves by heating the composite boards.
Cap or sleeve post lighting are good ways to highlight specific areas. Riser lights on stairs and accents lights around the perimeter look great and help ensure safety. Low-voltage light options consume minimal energy; a certified builder can install them easily.
Outdoor deck kitchens can have all the amenities of indoor kitchens – a cooktop, countertops, cabinets, refrigerators, even sinks. Other modern trends are outdoor tables and chairs that look like indoor furniture but are made from weather-resistant materials.
HB Home Services has extensive experience with deck design. Check out our home improvements gallery page for more ideas.