With the clocks due to “spring ahead” on March 14th, there’s no doubt about it – spring is definitely on its way. That means it’s time to start getting serious about your plan for a new deck. While the North Shore area has plenty of lovely public outdoor spaces, it’s hard to beat the comfort and convenience of being able to barbecue, gather with friends, and enjoy the fresh air on your own custom-built deck.
Important deck design trends you’ll want to be aware of:
Deck design trend #1: Bigger is definitely better.
Blame it on the pandemic. After a year indoors, everybody can use a little elbow room. And while everyone’s eager to gather with family and friends, it’s important to be able to do so safely. While the “average” deck is between 300-400 feet, we’ve been seeing North Shore homeowners opt for larger decks – ideal for social distancing, as well as giving plenty of room for fun features like fire pits and outdoor kitchens.
Deck design trend #2: Build the happiness in.
Trying to maintain positive energy and keep your spirits high? The deck is the ideal setting to use color and design to lift your mood. One of the advantages of choosing composite decking materials is the wide variety of bright colors it’s available in. This means if you’d like a bright red deck, you can have one without ever having to worry about painting it. Want to make an even bolder declaration of happiness? One top 2021 deck design trend is incorporating multiple complimentary colors into the deck design – it’s an easy way to create a visual pop.
Deck design trend #3: Indulge your green thumb.
Did you discover the joy of gardening in 2020? Lots of people did, which is why one of the hottest deck design trends is built-in planters, raised beds, and flowerboxes for your home-grown flowers, veggies, and herbs. Make sure to talk to your North Shore deck designers for trellis options for climbing plants – it’s the secret to fabulous tomatoes.