Looking for inspiration for your new deck or patio? We’re here to help! Houzz, a top home design website, recently published an article of the 10 most popular decks and patios so far in 2022. We took a closer look at that article just for you, to turn the spotlight on trending deck and patio design details that will take your Archadeck outdoor living space to the next level.
Our Archadeck experts can help bring each of these 5 trends to life in your new custom deck or patio design.
Trending Deck and Patio Design Details
1. INDOOR-OUTDOOR SPACES
When the weather is moderate, there’s nothing better than blending the boundary between indoors and out. Using sliding doors and windows is a great way to open up to the outside when you want to. And when you don’t, sliding doors and windows still let in plenty of natural light and frame your view. Expansive sliding doors allow you to open up an entire wall to your outdoor living area, perfect for party time. Sliding windows also can add a pass-through spot that makes it easy to get cold drinks and snacks outside or, by adding counter seating, can create a fun bar right outside your kitchen window.
2. TV/FIREPLACE COMBOS
Outdoor fireplaces are a perennially popular fixture on lists of design trends. Whether gas or wood burning, simple or elegant, an outdoor fireplace creates a warm focal point where you and your guests can enjoy cozying up for the night. Adding a TV above the fireplace — the bigger the better! — takes the design up a notch, turning your outdoor living space into a true outdoor living room. A TV boosts the ways to spend time on your deck or patio, for movie night or to watch the big game. We recommend plenty of blankets to bundle up on chilly nights. And, of course, don’t forget the popcorn!
A pergola adds just the right amount of light control to your deck or patio, plus a design focal point that adds real wow factor to your outdoor living space. For more sun protection, incorporate plants or fabrics that create additional shade. Pergolas come in many shapes and sizes, and can be customized to your space, desired function and the look you want to achieve. Try a partial pergola along a wall to shade a seating area from afternoon sun, or add a stand-alone pergola as a design centerpiece to define and spotlight an entire seating or dining area. For extra impact, consider string lighting on a pergola to add oohs and aahs after dark.
4. CONCRETE FURNITURE
Beyond the stunning patio designs our Archadeck experts can create with concrete, concrete is now being used to create outdoor furniture that makes a statement — from tables to bench-style seating and even matching firepits. In fact, Livingspaces.com recently ranked outdoor concrete furniture as a top trend for 2022 in its article “19 Outdoor Living Trends to Try in 2022,” based on Google searches. The reasons concrete furniture makes the trends list include being weather-resistant, durable and easy to clean. Cushions on concrete seating areas will add creative design flair as well as extra comfort.
5. OUTDOOR BARS
From casual family dining to big parties, an outdoor bar is guaranteed to be a hot spot in your outdoor living space. Archadeck can help you design a bar for your deck or patio that’s simple or one that’s totally over the top. Straightforward outdoor bar designs feature seating at a countertop positioned against a wall, by a window, along a railing or as a free-standing bar with access on the other side. If you want to go all-out, add a sink and water access to create a wet bar, a refrigerator for cold drinks, overhead shade with a pergola or tiki-style thatched roof, or the ultimate full outdoor kitchen. We’ll customize your outdoor bar design to fit your budget, style and lifestyle.
For even more design inspiration for your new deck or patio, check out some of our design blogs: “Get Fired Up: Choosing a Fire Feature for Your Deck, Porch or Patio,” “How to Add Shade to Your Deck, Porch or Patio” and “106 Patio Design Ideas to Add Wow Factor to Your Yard.”
At Archadeck, count on our design experts to help you customize your deck to your lifestyle and budget and create an outdoor living area that’s uniquely you. Our local owners use only premium products and trained, licensed contractors, and are backed by Archadeck’s exacting standards, professional code of conduct and three decades of proven experience as North America’s largest deck, porch and patio builder.
Contact your local Archadeck today to get started.