Panoramic scenery and an expansive deck make for relaxed yet lively social gatherings, but it’s the little details, the design of your deck, that help set the ambiance of gatherings like these. As such, an outdated deck design is likely to dampen the mood. After all, changing designs merely reflect the shift in people’s tastes; as their preferences change, so do the dominant design trends.
To keep you up-to-date, Midtown Home Improvements, a top company in specializing in replacement windows, lists this year’s emerging design trends.
Fire Pit Conversion Area
Summer is an ideal time to hold parties on your deck; dining al fresco with your guests allows you to enjoy the bright sun, but social gatherings like these don’t have to be confined to daytime. By installing a fire pit conversion area, you can extend your deck’s functionality well into the night and beyond the warmer months. A fire pit can provide warmth on cold nights while providing a nice contrast to water elements on your deck.
The view of the expansive view of surrounding greenery, as well as the rustling of trees, evoke imagery of rustic lifestyles that provide a rare calm amidst guests’ busy schedules. This sense of calm has always been implicit, but homeowners increasingly prefer to highlight it more by adding rustic details, like distressed hardwood, to their decks.
A well-known downside to wood is the amount of maintenance it needs, but some manufacturers now offer hardwood composite deck boards that need little upkeep.
Mixing and Matching Colors and Materials
When it comes to double-hung windows or garden windows, you should avoid mixing and matching different styles and sizes. However, this rule doesn’t necessarily apply to the elements on your deck. Decks can accommodate contrasting elements, whether they’re fire and water elements or wooden and steel details.
When dealing with color, on the other hand, it’s best to stick to a color scheme. There is still room for a bit of variety, but you have to ensure the colors complement each other.
Midtown Home Improvements offers an expansive catalog of windows ranging from garden windows to double-hung windows. To get a free quote, call (316) 416-2045 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Wichita, Derby and Arkansas City, KS.