Deck Building Trends and Amenities

trends in decksA there’s no doubt that a deck enhances the beauty and function of your home. Today, home owners find all kinds of uses for decks, making them an extension of the kitchen, dining room, living room and/or rec room. In our fast paced society, finding a quiet space to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors is important and a deck offers all of that.

Deck Trends

If building a relaxing deck space sounds appealing or you have ideas of enhancing your current deck to make it better fit your lifestyle, then some of the new deck trends may be something you want to explore. Recent innovations offer amenities such as maintenance free materials, lighting, shade, built in seating, and much more.

You don’t have to settle for a boring rectangular deck. Decks can be any shape and multiple levels. They can have water features such as fountains or contain built-in storage areas for cushions and gardening hoses. Many people are adding outdoor kitchens, heating, and view-through railing systems. A decision to build or remodel a deck should take into consideration the amount of time you plan to spend on the deck and how you want to use the space.

We’ve found many customers really love the maintenance free options available with the Trex decking system. A great resource for ideas is available at, and we’ve incorporated many of these into recent projects. We invite you to take a look at some of the deck options available, and then give us a call to discuss your ideas. And of course, never begin a deck project without considering these factors.

What does your future deck look like?