A deck is like another room for your house. It expands your living area and gives you a space where you can enjoy the outdoors. Many homeowners have different uses for their deck, from surrounding a swimming pool to laying out in the sun to entertaining friends. If your deck has worn down and shoddy, or you’re looking for a change, you want something new and updated for the years to come. Here are ten decked trends for 2023 and beyond.
It might sound strange, but more railing is in style for this year. Railing can come in many different looks and styles. You can have a traditional railing, a modern railing, or something all your own. The railing also has the bonus of giving you an enclosure. This is handy if your yard isn’t fenced in or you have kids or dogs.
You can go with different materials to make your railing. Of course, there is traditional wood, but there is also aluminum and even glass. Some people also go with PVC material for a truly interesting look. The material and style you choose will depend on what you will do on the deck. Of course, you want to make sure that it is secure enough in case people lean on it, but also that it looks good.
LED lighting can make your deck look more inviting and give it ambiance. It is an energy-efficient lighting solution that is very versatile. The great thing about LED lights is that they last longer than traditional bulbs, so you won’t have to replace them any time soon. They also have reduced glare because of the softer light they give off. One of the trends going into 2023 is to embed the lighting into the wood of your deck. This gives a unique look and allows people to see where they are going.
Most people build their decks out from their homes, but what if you built up? If you’ve got limited yard space, or want to do something cool, then you can install a deck on your roof. Talk to skilled deck builders, about your options. This is a great option for condominiums and townhouses or if you have a great view of the water. Many people choose light-colored materials to keep cool, even when it is hot outside.
It’s one thing to have a space where you can spend your time on, but what about spaces that will allow you to get from one spot to another? Wooden walkways are very popular, for connecting a deck to a pool area, one deck to another, or to connect various points in your yard. The rustic old bayou feel of the wooden walkway evokes strolling down a boardwalk on a hike. The other bonus is that the more walkways you have, the less lawn there is to mow.
Bar or Kitchen
Entertaining guests on your patio on a hot summer’s eve is one of life’s great pleasures. Whether you are barbecuing or bringing the food from the inside, the camaraderie combined with the outside makes it an experience that can’t be beaten. So why not make it even more exciting? You can add a bar to your deck with a fridge and stools. Installing a tap would be a great way to add to the fun. An outdoor kitchen is also a nice touch. You can cook your gourmet meal outside and never have to be separated from your guests.
Distressed hardwood has long been popular inside the house. However, it is now getting popular on the outside, too. The faux-weathered look gives off a rustic vibe that will give your deck a unique visual appeal. Distressed wood looks older, but it’s still strong, durable, and easy to maintain. You can also go with composite boards, as they are even easier to maintain and still give you a great look.
Instead of a traditional deck, why not do something that will add indoor space to your yard and add some visual appeal? A pergola offers both of those things and is a major trend for 2023.
Pergolas give you shade and privacy but don’t disrupt the view of the surrounding area. So if you’ve built a backyard oasis, you can enjoy it while being covered and protected from the elements. Pergolas come in many different styles, from more traditional to modern.
It’s a cool spring evening, and you want to spend it outside, but it’s not quite warm enough. What do you do? With a firepit, this would be a thing of the past. Cozy up with your partner or gather around it with friends and family. A firepit can make your deck a year-round element, and you no longer have to wait out the winter to spend your time there.
Hanging chairs and couches are all the rage right now, and show no signs of slowing down. They offer an airy feel that makes the person sitting in them feel like they are unconfined. It is the true essence of being in the open air.
String lights are a fun way to add ambiance to a space. They give off a bohemian vibe, especially when combined with plants. However, the lights can also set a romantic or festive mood, which makes them incredibly versatile.
Your patio doesn’t have to be a traditional space where you can set out a few chairs and enjoy yourself. Instead, you can make your deck to be like an additional room or a place to entertain guests. Consider these upgrades to your deck that are trendy for 2023 but will undoubtedly remain in style for years to come.