Maybe you’ve never had a home with a deck, or your parents’ deck wasn’t anything special—just a place outside where Dad could grill, and the family could hang out in the fresh air. But decks have come a long way since then. Instead of having standard square or rectangular shapes that are accessorized for the desired lifestyle, today’s decks can be custom-designed to suit your home and lifestyle. Think about it. If you could build a deck to be any kind of outdoor living space you wanted, what would you do? Not sure? Here are a few ideas based on some of the hottest deck design trends we expect to see in 2022.
A common issue for many homeowners is that they have big dreams but limited space. That’s okay. When you can’t go out, go up! Multi-level decks are a great way to maximize space and still include all of the features you want on your deck without overcrowding your backyard.
Have you ever been to a really cool café, market, or craft brewery that utilizes a seemingly random mix of materials in the décor, but it just works? When done right, combinations of wood, metals like aluminum or copper, and tile can create a unique look that gives your deck a modern and sophisticated look.
While the look of natural wood will probably never go out of style, the days of plain, drab colors are coming to a close. Instead, more and more people are opting for bold color choices for their decks to better represent their style and personality. Of course, there can be some hurdles to go through with homeowner associations, but a good deck contractor can help you work through those.
Bohemian style décor, or Boho for those in the know, hangs its hat on…probably nothing because hat hangers are too conventional. Boho style is all about bucking tradition and embracing life, art, and whatever makes you happy. Your Boho deck may not have a dining table and chairs but bean bags and a fabulous rug. An abundance of plants and cool, interesting décor items bring a Boho deck to life.
Adding the right lighting to any deck can elevate it while also making it more usable. But we’re looking at 2022, and you don’t just want lighting; you want smart lighting. That means lights that you can operate from your smartphone or voice-operated virtual assistant like Google Assistant or Alexa. Plus, you can opt for motion-activated lights or color-changing lights to really bring up the mood.
Distressed hardwoods have been quite popular for indoor décor for years now, and that trend is starting to make its way outside. Today you can get composite deck materials that are low-maintenance and resemble the look of distressed hardwood. The result is a deck that radiates character and charm but is still easy to keep up.
Creating Designated Areas
Instead of having a deck that is a single generic space where you designate the dining area by where you put the table, you can custom design a deck with specific areas for things like dining, grilling, and seating for adults or kids. You can also designate a space for a hot tub and wet bar. By designing the deck specifically for the uses you want, you can optimize your space and enjoy a natural feel for each area.
Outdoor Home Theater
Homeowners are modeling their outdoor living spaces after some of their favorite indoor living spaces like home theater rooms. A covered deck can add things like a big-screen TV, surround sound speakers, and cool seating to create a great theater or music experience while enjoying the outdoors.
Want to Learn More?
If you’re thinking about adding a new deck and you love the idea of creating a unique, thoughtfully designed outdoor living space, contact MN Contractor Pros today. We’re the premier custom deck builder in the Twin Cities metro area. If you can dream it, we can create it! We’d love to build a deck that will make your home the envy of your neighborhood.