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Biggest Trends in Deck Design
Tuesday, November 26 2019

Outdoor living spaces are growing in popularity, and deck and patio designs continue to evolve into luxurious and impressive living areas built for lounging and entertaining. If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for your deck or patio remodel, you might want to consider some of the biggest trends listed below.

Bi-Fold Doors Create California-Style Outdoor Rooms

The biggest outdoor living trend by far are bi-fold doors. Bi-fold doors create open-air living spaces and erase the boundaries between inside and out. Large door systems extend the indoor living area to the outdoors, creating this California-style outdoor room built for entertaining.

Kitchen Passthrough Windows for Easy Outdoor Dining

Another deck and patio design trend that has increased in popularity is the bi-fold kitchen passthrough window. This popular design creates a servery window from the kitchen to the outdoor deck and makes it easy to pass food and drinks from inside to out. The window is often placed above the kitchen sink and the kitchen counter extends through to the outside and creates a bar counter with extra outdoor dining space.

Outdoor Kitchen and Bar Area

Outdoor kitchens have always been a desired feature and with the growing trend of outdoor living they have become one of the top design features homebuyers want. An outdoor kitchen with a grill, gas burners, and a sink make hosting barbecues an easy and effortless task. A kitchen combined with an outdoor bar set-up will allow for the ultimate outdoor entertaining space.

Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Some of the most luxurious deck designs include outdoor fireplaces and fire pits for entertaining. A fire feature can make a beautiful design statement with unique stone or tilework. Plenty of comfy seating surrounding the fire creates a gathering area for family and friends to relax and enjoy the warmth.

Ceiling-Mounted Electric Indoor/Outdoor Heaters

Another popular patio and deck design feature is a ceiling-mounted electric heater. These heaters are easy to operate and can keep you warm on a cool night when lighting a fire seems like too much work.

Outdoor TV Area

Deck designs are seeing more outdoor TV areas built for relaxing outside. You can host outdoor movie nights or sports viewing parties and enjoy the weather while barbecuing and hanging outdoors.


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String Lights for Outside

Another outdoor living trend is the use of string lights to illuminate outdoor spaces at night. These lights create a relaxing and mystical atmosphere perfect for outdoor parties in the late evening.

A deck/patio is an extension of your home and should be used as an addition living space. Having an outdoor living space where you can relax and entertain will improve your lifestyle. To create the outdoor living space of your dreams using bi-fold patio doors, complete this form to talk to an expert about your project.

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