Outdoor living trends for this summer

by | Jul 1, 2023 | Home and Living

According to real estate website Zillow, a functional outdoor space is the most sought-after amenity by today’s homebuyers. For those looking to make the most of their outdoor spaces, here are six trends shaping backyards this year:

  1. Mixed materials
    Gone are the days of matchy-matchy monotony. Today’s homeowners are embracing eclectic design schemes with lots of visual interest by juxtaposing materials like concrete and composite, wicker and aluminum, copper and stone – as well as mixing colours and patterns for added personality and visual intrigue.
  2. Sustainable selections
    Sustainability is no longer a “nice to have” but a meaningful requirement among increasingly eco-conscious consumers. Composite decking is an eco-friendly choice that outperforms and outlasts natural wood.
  3. Light neutrals
    Light, neutral hues are permeating home design inside and out due to their ability to create a sense of calm and serenity. Provide a perfect foundation for an on-trend outdoor space with low-maintenance composite decking that features refined, trend-forward colours such as the Trex Transcend collection, with creamy taupe, deep mocha, coastal brown and mountain grey.
  4. Stylish seclusion
    Privacy has become a huge selling point. This is driving demand for stylish fencing, pergolas, privacy panels and lattice, which create a sense of sanctuary through visually appealing, durable and easy to maintain features.
  5. Luxe lighting
    Rising inflation will have homeowners looking for small investments that make a big impact. From candles and string lights to firepit tables and deck lighting, a little illumination can completely change the look and feel of an outdoor space without breaking the bank.
  6. Added function and value
    Make the most of your outdoor space by optimizing the area beneath the deck. With the addition of an under-deck drainage system, this space can be used for storage or as a bonus outdoor living area.

For maximum moisture protection and design flexibility, opt for a system that’s installed above the joists of the substructure. This application allows you to run electrical and gas lines safely and discreetly to power lighting, fans, appliances and entertainment components to create a fully functional outdoor room.

Find more outdoor living ideas, tips and inspiration at ca.trex.com

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