Top 3 Outdoor Living Design Trends

As summer is slowly coming to an end and school is right around the corner (let’s face it, August is the Sunday of summer, right?) you’re probably thinking about all the time you’ve spent in your backyard. For us, it always gets us thinking on how we can improve our outdoor living space for the next year! We’re recommending 3 outdoor design trends for Summer ’23 so you can continue making more summer memories

Drink Rail

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Azek Building Products has really upped their game in composite railings.  They add new features every year, and if you entertain like us don’t forgo the Drink Rail.  Instead of having the classic look to the top cap of your railings sections you can now have a 3” or 6” board that matches or complements your deck that will install.  Using a deck board as the top rail not only help pull together the look of your deck but is also functional for add a place where you can sit a drink while having an outside party on your deck.

Solar Lighting

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Nothing elevates the ambiance like outdoor lighting! We’re recommending Solar Motions sensor lights from Amazon (Click Here for the Link) you can put on the riser of your stairs or even Solar powered LED string lights that you can put over your deck.  These options can give you the lighting you want for your deck without compromising your project budget.


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Do you love being outside, but hate the sun? Building a roof over your deck is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without the heat and glare of the sun. Our team can design and build a roof that is just right for your needs, from a full roof to a pergola.

If you’re not quite ready for a permanent roof, you can also add sun sails to your deck or patio. Sun sails are a great way to add shade and protection from the sun without blocking the view. Sun sails can be installed on existing decks or patios, or we can design and build a new deck or patio with sun sails in mind.

It never hurts to start planning your outdoor oasis! Contact Almar today to help you get ready for next year’s summer season!

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.