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New Trends In Deck Design Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2016

bamboo_decking.jpgAs a homeowner, you may want to build or improve an existing deck. Consider some of the new bamboo composite deck designs, intended to make your home look sleek and modern. Instead of using only decking material, deck designers now mix different materials. These trends help adapt your new deck to your family’s needs and your house’s architectural style.

Bamboo composite decking is perfect for durability and sustainability. Combined with hot new deck materials including wrought iron and other metals, allowing designers to make decks look sleek and modern. Aluminum and glass are also popular because they are easy to care for.

Though, a traditional decking is now a base that allows you to start with sturdy neutral material and add on to your liking. Mixing wood and metal makes the deck comfortable, easy to maintain and unique. These materials allow you to match the style and color of your home.

Consider replacing your bulky wooden railings with a slimmer material that allows you to see more of your yard. Cable railing wires strung either vertically or horizontally replace traditional balustrades and allow more light and air to come in. Balustrades themselves are now thinner, made of alternative materials such as wrought iron, and are more of a design element.

New amenities make your deck more enjoyable and safer for your family. A gate with self-closing hinges keeps children and pets safe while allowing easy access for the rest of the family. Post and balustrade lights, now increasingly in demand, allow you to enjoy your deck after dark and prevent accidents.

Post caps are a great way to use different materials and make your deck unique. Molded caps soften sharp edges on posts, protecting children. Stained glass or metal post caps add flair to the design.

For more information on designing your new or existing deck, consider bamboo composite decking. We would love to work with you on your next home improvement project.


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