Another year is nearly over, and that means that we can say goodbye to 2017 and look forward to a fresh start with excitement for what 2018 will bring.
The new year is the ideal time to start thinking about freshening up your outdoor decking, and if you start planning now, you could have the ideal outdoor decking space just in time for the summer of 2018. Many people only start thinking about adding a deck or upgrading their existing deck when the sun starts to really shine in the summer, and by that time it is far too late to have any work done in time to enjoy it, so to help you prepare for the year ahead, here are the top deck trends and ideas to look out for that will be popular for decking in 2018:
Decks are a great way to add a focal point to your backyard, but the fence posts can often obstruct or interrupt your view if you are relaxing in a deck chair, and that is why waterproof glass deck railing panels are going to be a big deal this year. You still have the protection of a normal deck fence, but you also get uninterrupted views to enjoy year-round!
Clean, simple and straightforward is the big trend for 2018 when it comes to decks, and that is why sleek metal finishes, straight unfussy fence posts and a lack of intricate design will be seen a lot in this coming year.
In juxtaposition to the previous trend, those who do like a bit of character when it comes to their deck will be using a lot of distressed wooden planks to bring a balance of old and new to their outdoor space.
Bringing indoor outdoor
There will also be a trend for bringing indoor elements outdoor, so expect to see granite countertops and metallic hardware making your deck look like a second, outdoor kitchen. Barbeques, grills and pizza ovens, coupled with comfortable outdoor furniture, all-weather dining tables, and mood lighting mean that you will get the best use of your outdoor space, that can be shared with all the family.
Do you love the look of wood, but hate the idea of the upkeep? Maybe you’re looking for the rich, luxuriousness of tropical hardwood, but the labor-intensive sanding, treating, staining and oiling is just a deal breaker, then composite decking is the choice for you! Created to look like a variety of woods of all different stains and varieties, all you have to do is install this deck, and enjoy the view!
Front yard decks
Why should all the fun be reserved for the backyard? 2018 will see decks creeping around to the front, with composite decking being a great choice to spruce up your porch, with little maintenance required. Why not add a porch swing, or a small table and chairs and some planters to really make an impact?
The folks at Pantone have announced their 2018 color palette and following on from last year’s Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, this year sees ‘Verdure’ as the perfect complimentary colors for your deck. Featuring naturally occurring colors such as celery, berry-infused purples, and eggshell blue, these are a great way to add a little accent of color to your deck, whilst still respecting the natural environment around it. Think abundant vegetation, overflowing meadows and mysterious woodland for 2018’s decking color scheme.
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