Designing a backyard deck doesn’t have to be dull. For about a decade now, making the most of deck designs has been all the rage. Decks can be full of interest visually as well as functionally, and one of the most fundamental ways that deck designs are so is the mixing and matching of deck materials. Mixing and matching deck materials is a great way to make the most of cost, durability, maintenance needs, and appearance.
Using two materials for your deck design is a great way to cut down on material costs while still getting the deck durability you want. The most cost-effective deck material is wood, especially pressure-treated wood. It is common to mix composite decking with wood elements.
Another option is to build a wood deck but add structural elements of another material that bolster deck strength. For example, a wood deck might have aluminum balusters set in a wooden deck railing frame. Freedom Fence can help you explore all the potential options for your deck!
Mixing and matching deck materials is also a good way to add interest through color. Two-toned cabinetry is already in style, so why not try a two-toned deck design? If you combine wood and composite, your composite elements can remain one permanent color, or you could stain your natural wood for variety over the years.
Using wood in combination with another deck material is a smart way to save on maintenance needs. Natural wood requires the most maintenance out of all other types of deck materials, which may only need routine cleaning. Adding a different element helps to bolster durability and lessens the need for upkeep overall.
There is more to building a deck than planks of wood. Your deck design can look its best with many creative options, such as mixing and matching deck materials, choosing different deck colors, and adding features like deck lighting and outdoor structures. If you have a chance to make your deck more interesting and practical, you have good reasons to do it!
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