How to Transform Your Backyard into a Luxury Oasis

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Fall is one of the best times in New England to consider your next home improvement project and transforming your deck into a luxury oasis is tops at the list. The weather is cool, the leaves are turning and best of all, you will have the entire spring to sit back, relax and enjoy your completed project.

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Knowing when to replace your deck takes more than a little imagination and creativity. When it comes to New England weather with its blustery wind and heavy rains, not to mention record breaking winters, it’s important to choose a decking material that is as beautiful as it is durable. Also, keep in mind that your outdoor space should reflect your own unique personal style. In New England, a wood-alternative outdoor product like Trex’s Transcend collection can provide a natural look and feel complete with wood-grain patterns for a smooth transition from interior to luxe exterior.

Composite decking also offers better durability, is a low to virtually no maintenance alternative to wood and has eco-friendly qualities. Gone are the days of having to paint, stain and/or seal your deck that are often a regular necessity here in New England. Even better, these decks can be easily cleaned with just soap, warm water and a brush.

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Next up, it’s time to think about colors and styles. Choosing the design of your dreams is easy when some selections are already planned for you. Check out the Decking & Railing Duos that include pre-designed railing and decking materials. The pairings use Trex railing, durable mix-and-match components in composite and aluminum so the finished look is as durable as it is luxurious. We love the low-sheen Lava Rock (reddish-black) boards complemented by a contrasting combination of posts and rails in classic white and balusters in charcoal black.

Architectural curved or round aluminum balusters are available in charcoal black, and traditional painted-look spindles come in classic white. (Glass panel kits may also be added to emphasize the beautiful view of an outdoor living space). You can mix or match decking and railing components to create a customized look specifically tailored to your outdoor space – making that choice is the only difficult decision you will have to make.

For added decorative enhancements, consider installing lighting to further complement the design. From stair riser lights to path lights, there are a variety of outdoor lighting products available to brighten up your outdoor space and transform it into a true backyard oasis..

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A modular construction also provides design flexibility that allows contractors and homeowners to mix and match balusters, posts and top rails to create a customized outdoor living space. This composite decking is designed to resist fading, staining, scratching and mold; and will not rot, warp, crack or splinter so you have peace of mind knowing your deck will look the same in a year as it does when it is installed.

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Choose from 12’, 16’ or 20’ boards and then determine if you prefer square or grooved profile options (grooved boards accommodate a hidden fastening system) for a smooth finish, free from visibility of nails and other fasteners. The system’s clips create a seamless look with no screws or screw holes for a beautifully smooth texture. Even better, the Trex Transcend decking collection is backed by a 25-year Fade and Stain Warranty so you know you never have to worry.

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A decking renovation can easily be completed in about a week’s time from tear-down to new construction so there is still time to complete your project before winter.

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