Wondering what the latest and greatest outdoor living trends are for this summer? Here at Cedarbrook, we have put together our hot list of the most searched and requested products and looks!


Low Maintenance Deck Boards

Once again low maintenance decking tops the list as we see a trend of homeowners who do not want to spend their free time sanding, staining, sealing, or painting wooden deck boards or railings! Instead, homeowners are more interested in spending their time enjoying their outdoor living space. For this hot trend we recommend the TimberTech line of low maintenance decking and railing. We are continually impressed with both their vibrant color profiles and impressive 30 to 50-year product warranties. Their colors continue to be inspiring with the brand new 2020 Reserve Collection comprised of 4 new colors. https://www.timbertech.com/products/decking/

 

 

 


More Visibility: Glass Panels and Cable Rail

Folding glass door panel systems and sliding glass walls are one of the more sought-after home improvements. These sleek and functional panels/walls dramatically change a room and blur the lines between indoors and out.  Folding panels/walls are customizable, flexible and can be manually or remotely controlled. Cable railings alternatively provide a similar low-profile appeal as you will have less obstructions of your view!

 

 

 


Better Technology

Smart technology keeps getting smarter and homeowners are loving it! Not a great cook? Try a smart grill. Smart grills learn user preference and cook meat to order! Smart lawnmowers are also increasing in popularity. These lawnmowers sense boundaries and finely clip your grass without you needing to do the work. Even pergolas have become smarter with automated screens and automated louvers or fabric shade covers!

 

 

 


Rainwater Diversion Systems

Rainwater diversion systems (RDS) on raised decks are all the rage and one of the more requested project additions to create a more useable space under your deck. An RDS is typically a system that moves water away from the space below your deck into a gutter system, to downspouts and away from your home’s foundation. Homeowners with useable space below their raised deck are installing these systems to make their space below functional. This is a perfect choice, especially if you plan to finish the space below with a patio area.

 

 

 


Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are another sought out addition that homeowners just cannot get enough of! You won’t need to miss a minute of the party because of running in and out of the house. With an outdoor kitchen everything will be at your fingertips. From refrigerators to pizza ovens, your outdoor kitchen can rival your indoor and are a must for anyone who entertains!

 

 


When you are ready to incorporate some of these hot trends for your new outdoor living space call Cedarbrook and let our design professionals get you started off right. Call Cedarbrook for a free consultation today 301-703-8728.