This year’s outdoor living trends

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BackyardExterior

As the heart of the home shifts outdoors, following are some of the top trends that will dominate the outdoor living landscape.

Sustainable solutions

Composite decking offers an appealing option that outperforms wood, with greater durability, less ongoing maintenance and fewer harmful environmental impacts. Trex decking, for example, is made from 95 percent recycled and reclaimed materials, diverting more than 250 million pounds of plastic film and bags from landfills each year.

Cozy and clean

Clean, minimalist looks are growing in popularity. On decks, this minimalist trend can be seen in the popularity of streamlined, aluminum railings. Another must-have is outdoor cabinetry such as built-in trash bins and ice chests that can be color-coordinated to integrate seamlessly into a deck design.

Illuminated spaces

From candles and tiki torches and integrated fixtures, outdoor lighting is another “bright” idea that is in high demand.

Decidedly DIY

Lighter weight deck boards such as Trex Enhance, as well as innovative, easy-to-install railing panels, have made creating a dream deck on your own easier than ever. For those ready to DIY, installation guides, instructional videos and detailed plans are readily available online.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.