Is It Easy To Do?
When it comes to gardening basics, many would not associate laying decking as one of them. The truth is really that it depends on your own skills and abilities to create and then build a decking layout yourself. We are going to assume that not everyone is a master landscape designer so that you can take advantage of creative decking ideas.
To the experts, decking is definitely a gardening basic. After all, they do it every day! Some of the best design companies out there come up with some truly innovative and inspirational designs to make gardens look like they have been lifted from a fairytale.
Whether it is purely for your own satisfaction or to have a barbecue and show off, creative decking can be simply stunning.
Many decking ideas from leading designers incorporate additional elements into the design. Popular ideas include built in elements such as a fireplace or even a swimming pool or Jacuzzi. Your choices will obviously depend on your budget and the size of your garden, however the options available are endless.
Other inspirational ideas include the incorporation of lighting, which is best when utilised beneath the base decking to create a relaxing, non-invasive scene through the subtle use of light.
When many people place decking, or come up with a design themselves, often everything looks the same, all of the wooden beams are in the same direction and you are left with a very clinical looking creation.
More and more designers are now incorporating colour into their decking plans, whether it be through painting or simply treating parts of the wood to appear darker and distressed.
The more flamboyant are even experimenting with different patterns and shapes, the days of the solid geometric shape being used for all decking are firmly in the past.
As the world becomes more environmentally aware, industry adapts to these trends. More design businesses are flaunting their green credentials by using ethically sourced or sustainable wood, as well as ensuring they use non-damaging treatments such as eco-friendly paints or varnishes.
The best way to get creative with your decking is perhaps to design it yourself. Treat it as a gardening basic before presenting your needs to the design company. If you are giving them a large chunk of money they will always be receptive to your ideas, and will look to work broadly to these while also adding suggestions of their own.
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