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Home Improvement  /  August 11, 2016

2016 Deck Design Trends

The uniqueness and personal touch of a deck is a great addition to any home. Decks are one of the more popular places to entertain or a place to kick back with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Regardless of how you utilize your deck, if you’re considering making some modifications, upgrades, or installing a deck for the first time, we’re here to keep you up to date with some of the latest trends going on in the deck world.

Deck Railing and Expansion

One of the hottest trends right now is an expansion of the deck you currently have as adding square footage is great for the overall look, use, and home’s value. It’s fairly simple to do when properly planned and with the right help. Make sure you give Handyman Connection of Lexington a call if you’d like to expand your deck. We can certainly help with that.

Adding upgrades to your deck such as iron deck railings rather than the wooden beams is another hot trend right now. The railings stand out and really compliment the modern and contemporary styles that are continuously becoming more and more popular.

Automated Functions

Another up and coming trend is the concept of incorporating automated functions into the deck. These functions can range from automated lighting to grill enhancements to TV entertainment systems. Any type of automation upgrade is a nice addition to the deck area and will be a long-lasting, appreciated addition. There are many different styles of automated functions available, however most of our homeowners here in Lexington tend to go with more customized options.


One of our favorite new trends is another unique feature disguised as a deck.  A great example of this is something that you may have seen in a viral Facebook video: a pool disguised as a deck! How cool is that? This also incorporates the automated function concept as well. The deck flooring automatically slides towards a direction or even underneath the deck slightly to reveal a pool or hot tub. You can also use this same type of concept to apply to TV entertainment systems or other similar features.

Multi-Level Decks

An additional hot trend continues with the expansions idea, however this goes a step further. We’re starting to see an increase in multi-level decks. That can range from an actual two or three story deck, to the addition of a slightly elevated deck add-on in a corner that just seems to be missing something. Don’t forget that if you’re looking to expand your deck or add another level to your deck, Handyman Connection of Lexington is here to help!  

Two-Toned Boarding

After the actual structure of your deck has been developed and created, two-toned boarding is becoming a more popular finish. Aside from the standard stains, whether it is dark or light, two-toned boarding in unique and modern patterns is something that you’ll start to see more of as well.

We could go on and on as deck finishing and development is one of our favorite subjects to discuss. There’s always something new and fresh when it comes to updating or renovating your deck space. And Handyman Connection of Lexington is here to help make that happen seamlessly and stress-free.


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