Trending Options for Custom Decks
January 22, 2015
One of the most rewarding home improvement projects is the addition of a deck. With advances in materials technology, getting your homework done before you speak with a decks contractor can give you a leg up when designing and planning your deck project. Let’s explore the latest trending options for custom decks in Manassas, VA.
Deck Materials For Every Budget
Wood decking products are still the most popular choice for deck construction, but homeowners are discovering the advantages of composite deck materials and alternatives like decking tiles. These options are more durable and easily repaired without the heavy maintenance requirements of wood. From pressure treated woods for structural strength, to rot and pest resistant natural woods, to manmade materials like up cycled composites, stamped concrete and fabricated stone, and even metals for finishing details, mix and match coordinates are everywhere. Combining natural features with more upscale accents like stone, metal, and even glass fixtures and accessories can create a whole new sophistication for your custom deck.
Accent With Color, Pattern, and Texture
Coordinated and complementary materials add a rich dimension to your architectural aesthetic. There are a dizzying array of colors, textures, and finishes to consider. Design patterns are also a popular and low-cost way to add personality to your custom deck. But no matter your style or taste, you will find designing your deck to be an inspiring and exciting process.
Deck Accessories Make the Difference
Your custom deck is a space you will enjoy for years to come. Rather than a simple wood platform for more activity, you can make an exquisite indoor/outdoor space that facilitates entertaining, relaxing, and gracious living. Low-voltage lighting is a good option for safety and ambiance at night. Built in gazebos, pergolas, and arbors give relief from the midday sun. And seating options can either be built-in, flexible, or a combination of both.
Don’t underestimate details like post caps, task and specialty lighting, large hanging baskets and planters, and ornamental railings. These are just a smattering of accessories that will transform your deck into your favorite place in the house.
High-end Custom Deck Trends
Outdoor spas and kitchens are the latest trend in the movement to live outdoors. Hot tubs have long been the fun deck destination, but outdoor showers, pools, and landscape water features are making a revitalized appearance on Northern Virginia decks.
And outdoor kitchens are popping up all over the country. Some outdoor cooking is as simple as a fire pit, fireplace, or barbecue grill, but current trends reflect a much more robust effort to move the classic American kitchen out to the deck or patio, where ovens, sinks, and cold storage are transplanted to the most comfortable room in the house – the deck.
If you are planning a custom deck in Manassas contact the deck and patio experts at Armor Fence. Our skilled craftsmen have been building decks for clients in your community for over 20 years. When crafted properly, a new deck adds value to your home and a whole new angle to your lifestyle. No matter the material, size or accessories, we can deliver the deck of your dreams. Call Armor Fence today at (703) 361-1141 for your free consultation and estimate.