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Top Trends in Deck Construction for 2024: What’s Hot in Outdoor Living

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Are you ready to transform your outdoor space and spend more time enjoying the beauty of the outdoors? If you answered yes, you can participate in upcoming 2024 deck design trends that will enhance your property while providing comfort and style. At Simpson Decks, we are here today to unveil the most exciting deck construction trends for 2024 so that you can turn your deck into more than a simple extension of your home. 

The Evolution of Deck Design

When many picture a deck, they think of a simple, square design made of wood with minimal character or charm. It was simply an elevated space above the ground. Deck construction has come a long way, transforming from that simple concert to being a functional and unique space with intricate designs to suit the needs of each individual. As 2024 unfolds, we are witnessing a revolution in deck construction trends, where aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability merge seamlessly. Each person can craft their own bespoke design to suit the specific qualities of their home and lifestyle preferences. 

Top 2024 Deck Design Trends

#1: A Push for Sustainable Materials

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In 2024, innovations in deck construction materials are front and center, with PVC wood leading the charge. We all saw the painful rise in wood costs during COVID. While Trading Economics has reported that it has mostly returned to the status quo, the trend toward sustainable materials, like PVC wood, has remained. This specially crafted polyvinyl chloride material offers the aesthetics of natural wood, complete with authentic grain patterns, but without the limitations of traditional wood. 

Here are two examples of PVC decking! This sustainable PVC decking stands out for its durability, low maintenance needs, and impressive lifespan of up to 50 years. It’s an investment that not only saves homeowners time and money on maintenance but also enhances home value and curb appeal with sustainability and longevity.

#2: A Fusion of Color & Style

As more homeowners have increased their time at home – either through remote working or choosing a home-first lifestyle, 2024 deck design trends have become a blend of modern aesthetics and functional innovation. On the one hand, homeowners prioritize a clean, minimalistic space but still want practical innovations that enhance their storage. 

For 2024, we can expect to see an aesthetic of modern minimalism. This concept highlights clean lines, simple color palettes, and clutter-free spaces. We also expect to see an emphasis on railings, where homeowners use them more than just as safety features but as aesthetic features they can utilize to enhance their design without adding “more” to the space that wouldn’t have been there already. 

On the functional side, homeowners are expected to emphasize multi-purpose deck furniture and storage. For example, we forecast a trend in built-in benches with under-seat storage, under-deck storage, furniture that can double as something else, and even planter boxes used as natural dividers while enhancing the greenery of the space. 

#3: Emphasizing Customizations and Personalization

Again, with more homeowners increasing their time spent at home, the need for customization and that personal touch are pushing as a top priority. To do this, homeowners first consider multi-level designs. Multi-level deck construction allows homeowners to easily divide the spaces into different functions, such as entertainment zones, cooking and dining spaces, outdoor workout and mediation, pet or children areas, etc. 

Speaking of kitchens and entertainment, we are seeing a rise in customized deck design that creates space for hosting and relaxation. This could mean BBQ stations, outdoor bars, al fresco dining tables, and a plethora of lounge designs. 

On top of all that, technological innovations have become more affordable and weather-resistant than ever before. Homeowners are taking advantage of this by “decking” out their decks! You can expect to see a rise in automated lighting systems, outdoor sound systems, smart outdoor heaters, and even Wi-Fi extenders so that people can extend their connectivity for both work and pleasure. 

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As an example of one of our recent projects at Simpson Decks, check out how this homeowner customized their deck design. They utilized deck lines to create a clear, but open, separation of spaces on the deck – one for an entertainment/fire table zone, one for lounging in the sun, and one for the hot tub. Then, they use a another deck level, separate by a railing, to lead to a storage shed for discreet but convenient use. 

Insights from Simpson Decks – How to Integrate 2024 Deck Design Trends into Your Home

At Simpson Decks, we believe integrating the latest trends into your deck design should be a harmonious blend of innovation, style, and compatibility with your home’s existing architecture. Here are our expert insights and practical tips for homeowners eager to embrace these 2024 trends in their deck renovation or new construction:

#1: Match Your Home’s Existing Architecture

Yes, there are some crazy cool designs out there you can use as a template when creating your own deck construction idea. However, one of the main things you want to keep in mind is incorporating those new trends with your home’s current architecture and style. You want them to match and blend seamlessly, like it was originally designed and built together. For example, traditional homes mesh well with classic deck designs, whereas modern homes pair better with minimalistic designs and metal railings. 

#2: Keep the Deck in Context

Contextual design considers more than just the deck and the house; it considers the surrounding landscape. You want your deck to pair nicely with your environment to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional space that doesn’t unearth trees or existing landscape elements. 

#3: Consider Your Unique Needs

Once you have a basic design concept that will suit your property, it is time to consider your individual needs. Do you want a small space just for a couple of chairs, or are you looking to spend copious amounts of time outside where having cooking, dining, entertainment, and other zones would be beneficial? Consider how you want to use your deck to define these needs. 

Pssst….Pinterest and other internet sources are great for researching 2024 deck design trends to find what is compatible with you!

#4: Select Materials Wisely

Once you have your spacing and sizing, it is time to pick a material. We suggest choosing materials that align with your aesthetic preferences, maintenance willingness, and budget. PVC decking, for instance, offers longevity and ease of maintenance.

#5: Choose a Reputable Contractor

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The contractor you choose will significantly influence the end result of the project. You will want to partner with a contractor who understands your vision and has experience in the type of deck you want. We highly suggest checking their portfolio and references as well as asking for an in-person consultation and quote. 

Book Your Deck Construction Project with Simpson Decks Today

Embrace the 2024 deck design trends with Simpson Decks and Construction. Contact Simpson Decks and Construction for expert advice and custom solutions. Reach out now to start planning your dream deck.