2020 has been a memorable year for a lot of us, and not for good reasons. Many of us have spent a lot of time sat inside our homes recently, and we may be itching to make changes or improvements in our houses and do some DIY. If you are sick of the same sight when you look outside into your garden, it is easy to make changes to the outside of your home and add outdoor living space that you and your family can enjoy. Below are the current trends for decking in 2020 that will inspire you to get up and make those changes that your home needs so much.
Raised decking is a popular choice for 2020, and if raised high enough it can also give you a shaded and protected chill out area underneath the deck, giving you the bonus of doubling your useable space. Whether you have a small or large garden, creating a raised decking area is an excellent way to give you and your family more useable space outside your home, without breaking the bank. Depending on how high the decking will be and also how big, you may need to check with your local authority if you require planning permission or not.
Many people are starting to embrace Al Fresco dining, looking to submerge themselves fully and extend their living areas outside. With solid timber decking Melbourne homes go for, many people are able to go that one step further, creating outdoor kitchens in their home. They are able to extend their useable space and cook freely outdoors. You can create a deck area in your back yard and include a small fridge, oven, barbeque, and prep area, giving you everything that you need to cook outdoors comfortably.
Another popular option that is seeing more and more people taking up is creating an area outside that includes a TV, sound system, and maybe even a bar. You can add an area of decking, create a small bar with a fridge, and have a bracket with a weatherproof surround for television and speakers, allowing you to watch sports or enjoy music outside, perfect for when you have friends visit your home. The bar can be simple with a fridge or two, a few shelves, plenty of ice, and glasses, and you are all set to entertain at home. Your home may become the go-to destination for live events, including sports amongst your friends, and you can create a private bar in the comfort of your home that will be the envy of the neighbourhood.
If you live in an area that benefits from a pleasant climate all year round, you should make the most of your outdoor living space and create an area outside your home that all the family can use and enjoy. Creating such an area in your home can have a significant impact on your lifestyle, and your house may suddenly feel much bigger than it did previously.