2022 Outdoor Living Trends

Posted 29 December 2021 4:25 PM by Jase DeBoer

Planning on tackling a new deck build or renovation in 2022? If so, congratulations! Now is the perfect time to start planning for the coming spring.

To help spark some ideas, we’re sharing some of the hottest outdoor living trends you can expect to see in 2022.

Customized Spaces
It’s no surprise that more and more people are moving away from cookie-cutter decks towards established outdoor areas designed for dining, lounging, cooking, and more. Deck inlays (What is a Deck Inlay?) are a simple yet effective way to create designated “rooms” for your outdoor space without relying on physical dividers. This will allow you to accommodate large gatherings on your deck while still maintaining an intimate feel on a day-to-day basis.

With the use of varied-plank decking, you can mix and alternate different width deck boards or add a breaker board for a polished look.

Photos courtesy of Certified Pro Premier Outdoor, LLC

Unique Composite Decking Applications

Multifunctional spaces require creative solutions. Deckorators Composite Decking can be used for more than just decking. Build your outdoor kitchen or bar area out of composite decking for a seamless look. Apply composite decking vertically or horizontally to either a ventilated rainscreen or open-joint facade system to be used as cladding. Build customized outdoor furniture such as a table or incorporate built-in seating. Add additional structures such as a privacy panel or pergola to create partially enclosed outdoor areas. These are a few ways to take your outdoor space to the next level. As always, be sure to consult a professional to see what’s feasible for your outdoor space, and don’t be afraid to push the boundaries.

Photo courtesy of Certified Pro Premier Outdoor, LLC

Photo courtesy of Certified Pro Plastio Composite


Photo courtesy of Certified Pro Unique Deck Builders

Photo courtesy of Certified Pro Cold Water Decks and Design

Demand for Low Maintenance

One common factor that all outdoor living spaces have is maintenance. No matter where you live, decks are exposed to UV rays, fluctuating temperatures, and rain or snow. Luckily, Deckorators mineral-based composite decking is made to withstand the elements. It offers the lowest thermal expansion/contraction of any composite deck board in the industry and is made with components that are unaffected by moisture, sun or microbes. Composite decking allows for minimal maintenance without sacrificing the authentic look of real wood, which will only become more desirable in 2022.

As the new year unfolds, we look forward to helping you take your outdoor space beyond ordinary. Start designing today!

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