Revitalize Your Outdoor Living: Deckorators Deck Makeover Ideas and Inspiration

Posted 28 July 2023 2:38 PM by Michelle Hendricks

Are you ready to transform your outdoor living space into a breathtaking oasis? Look no further than Deckorators for deck makeover ideas and inspiration that will completely revitalize your backyard. We've teamed up with the renowned Certified Pro Blake Carter of California Deck Pros to bring you expert insights and tips to create the perfect outdoor retreat. Let's dive in!

Deck Makeover Projects That Transformed Outdoor Living Spaces
California Deck Pros has a stellar track record of transforming outdoor living spaces into resort-style escapes. From challenging projects that involved total backyard makeovers to revamping boring yards that hadn't changed in decades, they've delighted countless clients by exceeding expectations. The transformations include incorporating hardscape, landscaping, decks, pools and various features to create stunning, functional and inviting spaces.

Deck with palm trees 

Key Factors to Consider Before Starting Your Deck Makeover Project

Budget: Determine your investment for the project, including materials, labor, permits and additional features.

Design and Purpose: Decide the purpose of your deck makeover and choose a design that complements your home's architecture and fits your lifestyle.

Deck Size and Layout: Assess your available space and choose an appropriate deck size and layout that integrates well with your yard's features.

Material Selection: Select durable and low-maintenance decking materials that suit your budget and design preferences. Consider Deckorators mineral-based composite (MBC) decking or aluminum railing.

Maintenance Requirements: Keep maintenance in mind when choosing materials. Composite decks typically require less maintenance than wood decks.

Local Building Codes and Permits: Ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations and obtain necessary permits for a safe and legal deck project.

Deck with log cabin

Deckorators Products for Style and Functionality

Deckorators offers a range of products to enhance the style and functionality of your deck makeover:

Deck Railing: Choose from aluminum, composite or cable railing options, adding both safety and architectural appeal.

Balusters: Experiment with different shapes, colors and materials to create an eye-catching statement.

Post Caps: Enhance the elegance of your rail posts with various post cap designs, including solar-powered options for eco-friendly lighting.

Deck Lighting: Illuminate your deck with post cap lights, stair lights and under-rail lights for safety and ambiance.

Decking Material: Opt for Deckorators mineral-based composite (MBC) decking in various colors and textures for a durable and stylish finish.

Decorative Accessories: Complete your deck with post skirts, lattice, and stone post covers for a polished look.

Deck with flowers and landscaping  Deck with pool near mountains

Recent Trends in Outdoor Living and Deck Design

Blake said, “A trend that we have noticed recently in our projects is consumers are spending more money in their outdoor spaces than ever before, really taking advantage of every square foot and turning the space into a full outdoor living space, not just a flat surface that collects dust. Homeowners are incorporating kitchens, entertainment areas, pools, saunas and more.”

Deck with two chairs and table Deck with leaves

Selecting the Right Materials for Your Deck Makeover
Selecting the right materials for your deck makeover is crucial for durability and low maintenance. Premium products like Deckorators Voyage provide extreme durability and enhanced traction and require periodic cleaning. If Voyage is not within your budget, Deckorators also offers attractive entry-level composite decking with a great grain pattern. Consider the following factors when choosing your decking material:

  • Longevity at the Home: If you plan to stay long-term, investing in durable materials like composite decking is recommended.
  • Rental Property: For budget-friendly rentals, options like Deckorators Venture can be a great, budget-friendly choice.
  • Proximity to Water: If the deck will be near a pool or spa, opt for materials like Deckorators Voyage, which offer excellent resistance to water damage.

Deck by the pool

"Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or looking to hire a pro, I would do your research online. Deckorators has a great library of resources. I would also recommend reaching out to companies specializing in decks in your area or reaching out to an architect or landscape design professional.” 

With Deckorators' products and expert insights from California Deck Pros, your deck makeover dreams can become a reality. Embrace the potential of your outdoor living space and embark on a journey to create a deck that's not only beautiful but also an extension of your home's personality. Let your deck be the place where cherished memories are made for years to come! 

Blake Carter Headshot