5 Outdoor Living Trends

It’s no secret that outdoor living is one of the hottest trends in home building and remodeling. The demand for outdoor living spaces only grew during the pandemic, as homeowners hunkered down, increased their remodeling projects, and expanded their footprints to the outdoors.

Here’s a look at the latest design and installation trends your customers may be asking about:

1. Bringing the indoors out:

Homeowners are expanding their living space by adding decks and patios, and they want the same comforts that they enjoy indoors. This means nicer, more comfortable furniture, mood lighting, entertainment including sound systems, fireplaces, and designated areas for dining, gathering, playing, etc., similar to indoor rooms, created using borders and bands.

2. Two-tone deck color schemes:

Two tone deck color schemes add greater dimension, visual interest, and uniqueness to set the deck apart. This approach gives the deck a unique look and feel, allows installers to complement multi-tonal elements in the home’s exterior, and adds visual interest and multi-dimensionality to the space.  

Two-tone decks can be achieved in multiple ways, including with borders and inlays, with contrasting deck and railing colors, with two-tone railing, and by creating a high-contrast pairing of a richly hued composite deck with white PVC fascia and skirting.

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A geometric inlay pattern, such as an inlaid square and herringbone runway, is a modern backyard idea that creates an eye-catching focal point for your deck design. The inlay design allows for the introduction of new shapes and linework that can upgrade the look and feel of the home and yard.  

3. Mix-and-match plank sizes:

For a space that stands out while having a polished, sophisticated look, Multi Width Decking by TimberTech can add depth, flow, and variation. Multi Width Decking is available in three sizes—narrow (3.5 inches), standard (5.5 inches), and wide (7.25 inches)—for a range of combinations that bring dimension and style to your outdoor space.

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4. Railings fit for company:
For homeowners who love to entertain, a Drink Rail features a deck board top rail for a linear, horizontal profile suitable for resting drinks and small plates. It also delivers a chic look ideal for transitional and modern design styles. The deck board top rail can be installed in an over-the-post application for a continuous, flat rail or in between posts for more definition.

5. Low maintenance:

One thing that hasn’t changed is homeowners’ resistance to spending their weekends power washing or staining their wood decks. TimberTech AZEK decking helps address this need by combining real-wood aesthetics with low maintenance and a 50-year limited fade and stain warranty.

Weyerhaeuser Distribution is committed to delivering the reliable, consistent products you can rely on. Connect with your Weyerhaeuser representative today about the exterior cladding solutions available in your market.