We often write about how investing in an outdoor space will increase your home’s value. While this is true, there is also a powerful investment to be made in enhancing your quality of life! Studies show there are many added health benefits to being outdoors. According to the EPA a surprising 90% of our lives are spent indoors. With that said, it’s no wonder why an outdoor living space is such a great investment.
For your new deck project, you’ve decided that installing a traditional pressure treated wood deck is not for you. Instead, you have decided to enjoy the low-maintenance living of a capped composite or capped polymer (PVC) deck. Great choice! This article is for you.
An Outdoor firepit is a terrific addition to your deck or patio project. This feature tends to draw a crowd, which is great for hosting parties! Firepits can be used as a focal point for the design element of your outdoor space, and of course they keep you warm.
While planning your new outdoor space, choosing the lighting that works best for you can leave some overwhelmed with options! Considering the multiple lighting styles, voltage options, and potential locations, the choices can be seemingly endless. Here at Cedarbrook, we have compiled some of our preferred options and suggestions for lighting your new custom outdoor space!
Here at Cedarbrook, we get excited for an outdoor space complete with finishing touches, such as lattice work and cladding! These design features are designated to covering any exposed wood from the framing. For decks 8’ or higher off the ground, we would recommend installing a rain diversion system complete with wood frame trim on all posts to create a fully usable space under the deck. However, with decks that are closer to the ground, we recommend lattice or cladding work to finish your space.
Your outdoor living space isn’t complete until the furniture and décor is in place! While there are many different materials to consider, Cedarbrook has compiled some information about the more popular furniture materials for your considerations in this blog.