OK, so it's only February but spring will be here soon so it' a great time to start thinking about spring projects. In this series we'll highlight some of our specialties, starting with Decks!
Enhance your outdoor living with a custom deck!
When you think of renovating your home, your thoughts may turn to a kitchen or bath remodel or simply refreshing the interior with a new coat of paint. While interior updates are always a good investment, investing in your home’s exterior is equally valuable and a deck is a great place to start!
Custom decks offer a wonderful place to enjoy your yard, cook outdoors, gather with family and friends, and relax. Custom decks are a favorite project of KBK Woodworking because of the aesthetic and functional benefits they provide!
Whether you have an existing deck that needs to be replaced or you are finally ready to add a deck onto your home, you have endless design options and a variety of materials to consider. Some deck design trends have grown in popularity that you may want to consider incorporating into your deck this year. Let’s look at some new deck design ideas that are gaining attention in 2020.
Adding supplementary lighting to a deck design is another trend heading into 2020. Rather than stark lighting, homeowners are opting for subtle ambient light to line their deck. Lighting that outlines the edges of the deck is a great option because it provides enough light without seeming excessive. In addition to light surrounding the deck, adding light to any stairs or built-in seating is a great way to illuminate your deck.
Industrial design is popular, and you can find it in homes, restaurants, stores, offices, and more. The mixing of rustic wood and metal is both timeless and trendy. This design style has also made its mark on the decking industry, becoming one of the most popular decking trends as we head into 2020. Industrial touches can be added to your deck by incorporating rustic colored wood (or composite) with iron railings and trim. The industrial metal paired with natural wood is one trend we love and can get behind.
Unique craftsman touches are also increasing in popularity. Instead of a basic deck, consider adding some unique touches to your design. If your deck has multiple sections, consider framing in each area with unique framing boards such as thinner or thicker boards. Framing adds a level of style and design to your deck while also making it more functional. Another way to add some unique touches to your deck is to upgrade your railings to a more craftsman style, and by adding unique light fixtures for a special touch.
If you are considering a new deck project, give us a call for a free quote. Join us here in the North Shore Advisors and you can post questions and ideas and interact with other community members!