Trends for Denver Decks That will Take You into 2017

Does your home need a deck? Or is your deck dated and in need of updating? Today’s homes are incomplete without a well-functioning, modern deck that bridges recreation, functionality, and design. At Kona, we understand your need for a deck that looks great, you can be proud to show off to friends and extended family, and that meets the needs of your immediate family. Here are a few new deck trends to consider.

Fancy Deck Railing
New trends point to a more widespread use of fancy railings, because while matching railing to decking materials remains a reliable design option, homeowners are enjoying the opportunity to contrast colors, or even mix materials, to suit their style and taste. Decking now serves as a neutral-colored “wall” and railing is the “artwork” that gives it character. You can further express your design flair by adding, for instance, balusters in contrasting colors or post caps made of metal or stained glass.

Living Zones
Homeowners are turning their interior and outdoor living spaces into one, open-into-each-other living zone that fits their lifestyle and taste. Think big, glass “garage doors” between home and deck that can be opened up in great weather to join the two. It is also fun to create outdoor rooms in your outdoor living space, sectioning off the deck and outdoor area for personalized purposes such as cooking, entertaining, sitting around a fire, relaxing in a hot tub, a children’s play area, and meditation.

When it comes to taking decks from functional to fantastic – and even futuristic – automation is the key. We know you want your decks to be hassle-free, functional and low-maintenance. So consider grills, TVs, charging stations, and entertainment systems that are installed underneath the deck and that emerge from under water-resistant “lids” with the touch of a remote-control button.

While automation is mainly a custom design capability at this time, the leading-edge innovation clearly shows that homeowners desire to continue to explore unique ways to develop their outdoor living zone with personalized flair.

As families with children and pets spend more time outdoors, safety is becoming even more important. Homeowners are adding elements of security to their decks without sacrificing aesthetics. Two features that meet this dual desire perfectly are recessed lighting and deck gates. Recessed lighting on steps not only provides a safety feature, it also adds dramatic ambiance. The ideal deck gate for families includes durability and controlled, self-closing hinges.

Whether you prefer trendy or traditional, contact us to talk with our team about your deck vision, because at Kona Contractors, we can customize designs to your exact specifications. We serve the Denver Metro and surrounding areas in Colorado, and we’re here for you to offer support throughout the deck building process, making it as simple, easy, and stress free as possible. Call us directly at 720-935-4922. Let us guide you through the options of decks Denver residents love.

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