Decking for a New Decade: What’s Trending for 2020?
With a breath of fresh air, a new year has blown in, and we’re all looking forward to sunny days out on the deck. As we begin this new decade, we also want to stay on trend by looking at what’s hot right now.
Whether you’re planning to build a deck in 2020 or add some finishing touches, here are a few ideas to help you get started:
Set in stone. 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.
Mixed materials. Mirroring your favorite eatery or brewery, you’ll love the modern looks of combining wood, metal, and glass. Cable and glass railings provide more unobstructed views. Decks with mixed materials blend sophistication and urban appeal.
Under-deck space. Maximize 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 Trex RainEscape deck drainage system, which prevents any water from seeping onto your furnishings and amenities. After the Trex RainEscape deck drainage system is in place, you can design the outdoor living space with lights, ceiling fans, an entertainment center, an outdoor kitchen, and more.
Outdoor viewing. 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.
Designed to shine. 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.
Follow the lines. 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.
Creative colors. Composite boards continue to offer a wider range of colors and finishes. Check out the choices offered through Trex’s Deck Starter Tool.
Scenic vistas. 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.
So bring on the sunshine! You’ll be ready to enjoy your outdoor oasis with your deck in 2020 and beyond.