2022 Outdoor Living Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

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As winter weather and 2022 roll in, it’s time to start thinking about deck upgrades and builds in the coming months. Whether you’re researching ideas or looking for a decking contractor, now is the perfect time to start planning ahead and staying up to date on outdoor living trends.

Every new year brings new trends and possibilities—keep reading to learn more about how to keep your outdoor living space functional and fresh in 2022.

1. Maximize & Modernize

With quarantine and COVID-19 still hanging over our heads, interest in outdoor living space is only increasing—and we don’t expect it to go away anytime soon. Homeowners are loving bringing their home outside and maximizing their outdoor space for both personal and party time.

If you have the room, why not expand? As backyards and patios become an extension of the home to relax in and entertain, homebuilders are building out with modern designs. Hop on the modern design trend with composite decking, neutral colors, and functional luxury.

2. Multi-Functional

Along with maximizing space, homeowners are also looking to maximize their outdoor living space’s potential by making it multi-functional for any season of the year. To use your deck year-round, try adding some of the following aspects to your outdoor living space:

  • Firepit or fireplace for cozy winter nights;
  • Covered TV for fall football;
  • Outdoor kitchens for summer barbeques; and
  • Waterproof furniture for spring rain.

You’re investing so much into your outdoor living space—why not make it functional?

3. Fireplaces & Firepits

Firepits aren’t just for cold weather—they’re perfect for summer marshmallow roasts and late-night fall reads. Or, for the men in the house, add a firepit for an outdoor man cave to keep you warm and relaxed as you watch a Patriots game.

Although all types of fireplaces and fireplaces have shown extreme popularity, homeowners are quicky turning to gas-powered fire features for easy use, cleaning, and maintenance. They also compliment the modern living trend, adding to the sleek and smooth aesthetic that everyone loves.

4. Monochromatic Colors

Each new year brings different color trends to the mix—in 2022, homeowners are all about monochromatic colors. This trend is accompanied by pops of color in plant pots, outdoor furniture, and other accessories, or dark accent colors like charcoal for walkways, stairs, and retaining walls.

5. Composite Decking

One outdoor living trend that will never get old is composite decking. Trex decking offers the best of both worlds: modern and sleek, easy to clean, durable, and environmentally friendly.

Trex composite decking offers the following benefits for your outdoor living space:

  • Go green. Composite decking is made from 95% recycled materials to create a look you love while lessening your carbon footprint
  • Low maintenance. Who doesn’t love low-maintenance products? Trex decking is durable against all weather elements and unwanted critters.
  • Color variety. Gone are the tiresome days of constant staining and upkeep—choose from a wide variety of colors to match your home’s aesthetic.

When renovating or adding an outdoor living space, composite decking is as trendy as it gets.

Local Boston Decking Experts with Trex Composite Decking

Outdoor living space is all the rage in 2022, so make sure you’re keeping up with these key outdoor living trends throughout the year. At New England Building Supply, our decking experts can help with outdoor kitchen cabinets, composite decking, deck railing, outdoor lighting, and more.

To learn more about the products we can provide or to browse your options, visit our downtown Boston showroom or give us a call today. Outdoor living is calling your name— combine nature and luxury with the highest-quality materials from NEBS.