Now is the time to create an outdoor living space that you and your family enjoy. If it’s time to update your patio or you’re thinking of building a new outdoor living space, you may need some inspiration. From colorful accessories to sophisticated lighting, here are five best deck and patio trends for 2021 that we love.
1. Weather Protection
Of course, the point of building a deck or patio is to enjoy the great outdoors. But, what if you could do so and be protected from the elements? In 2021, you can! Many homeowners are deciding to incorporate weather protection into their deck and patio design. Whether that means an enclosed patio, awning, or closable pergola, find a weather protection design that works best for you.
Why stop at one when double the space is twice as fun? It’s predicted that the trend of multi-leveled decks will continue throughout 2021. Consider a two-story deck. Everyone will have room to enjoy the deck, and you can even create designated sections. Maybe the upper level will be for barbecues and entertaining a small number of people, while the lower level will be the place for roasting marshmallows and morning yoga.
3. Lighting for Dusk
The fun doesn’t stop once the sun goes down. In fact, that’s when the party is just getting started. Make sure your deck has the appropriate lighting to continue the fun well into the night. There are several lighting options to choose from, such as:
- Recessed lighting
- String lights
- Tiki torches
- In-floor lighting
- Under rail lighting
4. Easy Maintenance
Even after the year we just had, people are still looking for ways to do less work. A high maintenance deck is not only a lot of work, but it can also be costly. Save time and money by following the 2021 deck trend of low-maintenance decks and patios. Synthetic decking materials, such as composites, require minimal maintenance and last for decades.
5. More Accessories
There’s no better way to personalize your deck or patio than by incorporating unique accessories. If you love nature, you can accessorize your deck with an abundance of flowers. For those who enjoy decorating for the holidays, you can swap out accessories depending on the holiday. No matter the season, your deck or patio can always look great.
We’ll Help You Follow the Trends
No matter what trend you decide to follow, the experts at North American Deck and Patio are here to help make it a reality. As a Calvert County patio builder, we can build virtually any kind of deck or patio you desire. Contact us today to request a free consultation!