When planning to build or remodel a backyard deck, you want to make sure you are designing the best deck for your needs that also portrays your unique sense of style. In addition to creating a fun place to spend time, adding a deck is one of the 7 home improvement and remodeling ideas that increase home value
according to Money Crashers. If you are having a hard time deciding what style suits your outdoor space, consider these top five trends for the best Denver decks.
If you are looking for a deck design that is perfect for outdoor entertaining, consider a multi-level deck. In addition to adding visual interest the your outdoor space, multi-level decks also allow easy interaction between people on the different levels much like an open floor plan of a house. If you have an existing deck, adding another level organically is often a great way to expand the space. Multi-level decks are also perfect if your yard has different slopes or trees you need to work around. The different levels also provide more spots for built-in planters, seating, and lighting, as well as creating spaces for different activities, such as grilling, dining, and fire pit areas.
One of the big trends in decks is the use of composite materials, the most common type being a combination of wood fibers and recycled plastics. This material tends to be lower maintenance, requiring less yearly upkeep, and isn’t as susceptible to warping or splintering as traditional wood decks are.
In addition to its durability, another of the advantages to using composite materials for you deck is that it comes in a number of color options. Using a color other than brown for your deck is a great way to achieve a modern, unconventional style. As is the case with most areas of the home, the most popular color at the moment is gray. Go with a solid gray color for a sleek, minimalist look, or choose a variegated texture that combines light gray tones with charcoal accents for a more traditional approach.
For a truly bold, eye-catching deck, go with a curved design. Yet another benefit of using composite, this material can be heated and molded to create an array of custom curves that maintain their strength and rigidity when cooled. This unique feature of composite deck material allows you to get truly creative with your deck, creating anything from a serene space to relax or a chic, modern area for entertaining.
A great way to add interest and dimension to either a new deck or your current one is by adding a railing in a contrasting color. For example, a white railing is a great way to brighten up light wood, while a grey deck really pops with the contrast of a black railing. In addition to adding aesthetic appeal to your deck, railings also add a level of security to your deck, especially if it is raised or you have small children who will be using the space.
Your backyard is an extension of your home and quality Denver decks can be enjoyed for years to come. Contact us
today and let us help you design the outdoor deck of your dreams