Whether your house is a rental, lease, or bought, there is an 80% chance it came with a patio or deck. Anyways, the demographic looking to add one to their homes is steadily increasing over the years. But how do you keep it looking good throughout?
If you think sprucing up an outdoor space is a daunting and overwhelming task, you are not entirely wrong.
You want a timeless look that is still functional and convenient, but how do you achieve that? Construction tech and building colors are undoubtedly evolving, and a lot more people are embracing outdoor technology.
Therefore, it is becoming much easier to maximize your space while still tipping the class and looking scale as a homeowner. So if you are looking to spice up your outdoor space this year, here are a few designs you might want to look at.
Outdoor TV Sets
At the end of 2019, this trend was on a hot trail, and it is expected to remain so throughout this year. If your deck is a covered space, it creates plenty of opportunities for a television. Even in open spaces, you can work the lighting, so it does not interfere with screen time. In addition, the market is now laden with waterproof televisions. Alternatively, you can have a protected TV mounted on a wall.
If you are looking to increase your deck’s use, this is a great way to achieve that. If your outdoor space is covered, it becomes a bonus because you can use it even during the cold seasons.
The Industrial Look
Timeless is an almost impossible look to achieve with such a versatile space. Still, nothing will get the magic done like ditching the standard, rustic finish. Instead, opt for cool colors with cleaner lines and clearly defined angles. That is something 2020 has in store for you.
Using glass rail is an excellent way to achieve this, especially if you aim for a sleek modern vibe. You don’t even have to worry about the cost; there are newer options that will easily match your budget. On the other hand, if you want more versatility, you can settle for stamped concrete. Its flexibility allows for color variation. Also, you can use stamped concrete for pillars or support structures on the deck.
Get yourself a set of complicated light fixtures and an outdoor television to create a contemporary look.
Ceiling Fans and Heaters
If you want to spend more time on your deck, then you better get it suited to match the weather or the outdoors. Reach out to your local deck contractors and find a way of blending them into your space. Unless they are also decor, you want them in a place where they won’t attract too much attention.
Ditch the old-fashioned fuel heaters and go for modern and sleek ones, preferably that run on electricity.
Getting a ceiling fan or two on your outdoor space can really save the situation on a hot day. Get a plan to know where to place these appliances, so they don’t end up being an inconvenience. If possible, get smart devices that you can activate only when you need them.
If we’re being honest, colors will spruce up space just how you want it, especially when done right. Ask your local deck contractors about composite decking and how you can use it to finesse your outdoor space. Learn color temperatures and decide on what you want to work on.
In addition, weathering and streaking designs are becoming more popular if you want a vibrant natural wood finish, especially if you want to create a focal point in your space.