3 Inspiring Deck Styles to Elevate the Overall Look of Your Home

December 23, 2020
HomeOutdoor Living Ideas3 Inspiring Deck Styles to Elevate the Overall Look of Your Home

When it comes to actualizing your ideal outdoor living space, achieving an elevated design doesn’t have to be hard. A great way to capture a unified look and feel? By exploring deck styles that align with the architectural style of your home.

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Deck Styles: Craftsman-Inspired

Deck styles for Craftsman-style homes
Pictured: AZEK®
Siding and Trim

What Defines This Look?

Craftsman-style homes are named for their emphasis on, well, craft. Specifically, these homes show off hand-worked structures full of character and far from the mass-produced. The most common characteristics of a craftsman-style home include:

  • A covered front porch.
  • Tapered columns that support the roof.
  • Exposed rafters under the eaves.
Deck styles for Craftsman home featuring TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection in Slate Gray
Pictured: Classic Composite Series, Premier Rail, with TimberTech® AZEK® Harvest Collection®, Slate Gray

What Are the Benefits?

It’s all about craft, so choose deck styles that play up the architectural craftsmanship of your home. Deck styles that pair well offer benefits like:

  • Aesthetic variety: Craftsman-style homes are less about a certain color palette and more about the architectural shape. That means you can make many colors work.
  • Option to match your decking to your trim: If you have crisp white siding, durable PVC trim will both elevate your home’s design and protect your deck.

Get the Look

Installing PVC Trim Support Beams AZEK Exteriors

Trim in Crisp White

Match your deck to your home’s exterior with AZEK Trim in crisp white. Points of ground contact naturally introduce the potential for weathering given direct exposure to dirt, mud, and moisture. AZEK Trim is approved for ground contact thanks to its superior moisture resistance – so your home stays enduringly beautiful.

Outdoor lighting featuring TimberTech under-rail light & riser lights

Spotlight the Craftsmanship

Bring style and safety to your outdoor living space with deck lights. The TimberTech lighting portfolio:

  • Quite literally, shines a light on the craft and finesse behind your pristine outdoor living space.
  • Offers variety to fit your build: With multiple options, from riser lights to lighted island caps, we have the lighting solution you need.

Pictured: Under-rail light and riser light

PREFER TO THINK IN COLOR FIRST?
We’ve curated deck board colors paired to the style of your home. FIND THE RIGHT DECK BOARD COLOR

Deck Styles: Coastal Getaway

Deck styles for coastal getaway home

What Defines This Look?

Coastal homes are those that of course came into style on the waterfront. These homes are built to hold up to the weather while still showing off their handsome elegance. They’re defined by elements like:

  • Light and fresh colors – just like a crisp ocean breeze.
  • Covered porches.
  • Gabled roofs.
  • Often, white siding and trim.
  • Often, balconies.
Deck styles for coastal homes featuring TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection in Brownstone

What Are the Benefits?

When you and your loved ones come back from a laughter-filled day at the beach, you’ll want to have picked from coastal deck styles defined by:

  • A cooler foot feel: Choose from the coastal-inspired grays or browns in the TimberTech® AZEK® decking portfolio and enjoy decking up to 30° cooler than competitive composite products.*
  • No splinters, better traction: TimberTech AZEK decking also stays splinter-free and delivers up to 40% better slip resistance.

Get the Look

Deck styles for coastal getaway with White RadianceRail Express Composite Railing

Polish Your Perimeter

Capture coastal-style millwork details with the TimberTech Classic Composite Series. Customize:

  • The top rail: The portion you hold when using the rail.
  • The infill: Composite or aluminum balusters, CableRail, or a glass panel.
  • Your colors.

Pictured: RadianceRail Express® in white

Coastal beach decking featuring TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection in Slate Gray

Go for Coastal-Cool Decking

Deck styles defined by coastal-inspired hues like contemporary grays or breezy browns not only keep your deck looking cool – but feeling cool as well. Look for TimberTech AZEK decking in hues like:

  • Coastline® – The Vintage Collection®
  • Weathered Teak® – The Vintage Collection®
  • Slate Gray – The Harvest Collection®
  • Brownstone – The Harvest Collection®

Pictured: TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection®, Slate Gray

CURIOUS ABOUT DECK SHAPE?
The shape of your deck can play into your exterior’s overall look and feel. Learn which shapes pair well with different aesthetics. EXPLORE OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE PLANS

Deck Styles: Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern home with AZEK Exteriors Cladding & PaintPro
Pictured: AZEK® Cladding and AZEK Siding with
PaintPro® Technology

What Defines This Look?

As its name implies, mid-century modern architecture emerged around the time of WWII. The style is defined by:

  • Large windows.
  • Angular planes.
  • Nature-inspired building materials.
  • Lots of right angles.
Mid-century modern home with AZEK Exteriors Cladding & PaintPro Technology
Pictured: AZEK® Cladding and AZEK Siding with
PaintPro® Technology

What Are the Benefits?

Since mid-century modern builds prioritize nature-inspired building materials, this is an excellent opportunity to choose decking (and cladding) that:

  • Bolsters the value of your home thanks to a real-wood look.
  • Captures a timeless and attractive aesthetic.

Get the Look

Mid-century modern homes are all about crisp lines and layered textures. To complement a mid-century modern home, take inspiration from options that utilize a natural palette, mixed materials, and lots of angles.

Mid-century modern deck TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection Cypress

Opt for Color-Blended Composite Decking

With TimberTech® decking, you can capture all the beauty and character of color-rich hardwoods or reclaimed wood, with none of the costly upkeep. Find reclaimed wood-inspired and designer-level choices in:

TimberTech® AZEK® Vintage Collection® in Cypress®

Mid-century modern deck in the woods

Choose Angular Shapes

Right and acute angles are a major touchstone of mid-century modern design-think square or rectangular decks. Even if you have a differently shaped outdoor living space, combining nature-inspired decking with the right railing will lock in an aesthetic Frank Lloyd Wright would approve.

Mid-century modern railing featuring TimberTech Classic Composite Series Drink Rail & Cable Infill

Pick Industrial-Style Railing

Capture the clean sightlines and minimalist aesthetic prized by mid-century modern enthusiasts with these railing ideas, or mix and match.

Pictured: Classic Composite Series Drink Rail with cable infill, TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection in English Walnut™

Now that you’ve explored ideas for deck styles to align with your home’s overall look and feel – and started visualizing your project in 3D – you’re ready to see and feel the TimberTech difference for yourself. Order up to four free samples, delivered right to your door.

See & Feel the TimberTech Advantage

Our capped polymer and capped composite decking lines combine recycled material with all the beauty of traditional wood.

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