Top Exterior Remodeling Trends for 2024

In the ever-evolving world of outdoor living, staying ahead of the curve is key to creating spaces that are not only stylish but also enduring. As we look towards 2024, several exciting exterior remodeling trends are emerging, shaped by technological advancements and a shift in homeowner preferences. Deckscapes of Virginia is here to guide you through these latest trends, helping you make informed decisions for your beautiful outdoor spaces.

View of backyard in Northern VA with pool, deck, and under deck living space by Deckscapes

The Rise of Transitional Designs

Transitional designs have been garnering significant attention, particularly in larger-scale projects. This style, which harmoniously blends contemporary and modern aesthetics, has become popular among homeowners seeking a balance between classic elegance and modern simplicity.

  • Covered Structures: The trend is most evident in covered structures like porches. These spaces are now seen as extensions of the indoor living area, blending indoor comfort with the allure of the outdoors.
  • Facelift for Facades and Flooring: Facades and flooring patterns are getting a makeover to align with transitional aesthetics. The use of mixed materials, such as combining natural stone with composite decking or introducing geometric patterns in paving, is on the rise. 

Streamlining Options: A Response to Supply Chain Challenges

The past few years have been a testimony to the resilience and adaptability of the design and construction industry, especially in response to global supply chain challenges. A significant trend emerging from this scenario is that manufacturers are streamlining product offerings.

  • Focused Product Lines: Major players like Trex and Unilock have narrowed their offerings, focusing on fewer, more impactful products. This strategy is not just a response to logistical challenges but also aligns with a growing consumer preference for simplicity and quality over sheer variety.
  • Impact on Design Choices: This reduction in options has influenced how homeowners and designers approach outdoor projects. There's a shift towards selecting materials and designs that offer versatility, longevity, and timeless appeal.

Leesburg, Virginia multi-level deck and patio on back of home with white staircase by Deckscapes

Evolving Color Trends in Outdoor Elements

As we move into 2024, color trends in outdoor remodeling are witnessing a notable shift. While grays have dominated the scene for a while, there's an emerging inclination towards earthier, warmer tones.

  • Introduction of Browns: Warm and neutral browns are becoming increasingly prominent in materials like pavers and composite decking. This shift is a nod towards a more natural, grounded aesthetic that many homeowners are now seeking.
  • Transition in Composite Decking: Companies like Trex are at the forefront of this change. Trex's introduction of the Lineage decking line is a prime example of how color trends are evolving. The Lineage series offers stunning options designed to stay cool even when the heat is on. 

The Advantages of Steel Framing in Outdoor Structures

As more homeowners become environmentally conscious and seek long-term value in their outdoor spaces, the shift towards materials like steel is expected to become more pronounced in 2024.

  • Benefits of Steel Framing: The key advantages of using steel framing include its resistance to warping, rot, and pests. Steel is also a more sustainable choice as it's often made from recycled materials and is itself fully recyclable.
  • Applicability in Various Projects: Whether it’s decks, porches, or even outdoor kitchens, steel framing can be applied to many outdoor structures. Its versatility, coupled with its strength, makes it an ideal choice for homeowners looking for long-lasting and sustainable outdoor solutions.
  • Partnership with New Castle Steel: Deckscapes’ partnership with New Castle Steel highlights our commitment to this trend. New Castle Steel's framing solutions provide an incredibly durable and safe foundation for outdoor structures.

Steel framing detail for outdoor living project in Northern Virginia

The Growing Popularity of Struxure Pergolas

In 2024, the desire for adaptable and customizable outdoor spaces continues to grow, with Struxure Pergolas leading the charge. These innovative structures are not just about style; they offer practical solutions to common outdoor space challenges.

  • Versatility and Customization: Struxure Pergolas stand out for their ability to adapt to different weather conditions. With push button controls, homeowners can adjust the amount of sunlight or shade, making the outdoor space usable regardless of the weather.
  • Integration of Modern Technology: These pergolas can be equipped with a range of accessories, from lighting for ambiance to heating systems for cooler evenings and even wind and rain sensors for automatic adjustments.
  • Deckscapes’ Struxure Pergolas Projects: At Deckscapes, we've seen a significant uptick in requests for these pergolas. We integrate them into our designs not just as standalone structures but as integral parts of the overall outdoor living space, enhancing both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

White pergola built on deck with chairs surrounding fireplace beneath by Deckscapes of VA

Outdoor Features That Add Value

As homeowners continue to see their outdoor spaces as an extension of their indoor living areas, there's a concerted effort to add features that enhance the experience and add significant value to the property.

  • Key Value-Adding Features: Elements like outdoor kitchens, state-of-the-art lighting systems, and louvered pergolas are highly sought after. These features improve the usability of outdoor spaces and contribute to the property's overall curb appeal.
  • Focus on Frontage Designs: In addition to backyard features, attention to frontage design is also on the rise. Well-designed front porches, landscaping, and exterior lighting can dramatically improve a home’s first impression and, consequently, its market value.
  • Deckscapes’ Role in Adding Value: Our approach at Deckscapes involves carefully considering how each element in the outdoor space contributes to both the aesthetic appeal and the property's functionality. Whether through innovative design, choice of materials, or technology integration, our goal is to ensure that each project adds tangible value to the homeowner’s property.

High-end outdoor kitchen by Deckscapes of Virginia with grill, smoker, and wood storage-1

Trends on the Decline: What’s Heading Out in 2024

As we embrace new trends in 2024, it's equally important to recognize which styles and features are fading out of favor in the world of exterior remodeling.

  • Overly Sleek Designs: The trend of minimalist, overly sleek outdoor designs is seeing a decline. Homeowners are now leaning towards more warm, inviting styles that incorporate natural elements and textures.
  • Traditional Wooden Decks: With the rise of composite materials like Trex, traditional wooden decks are becoming less popular. Homeowners are opting for materials that offer longevity and lower maintenance.
  • Monochromatic Color Schemes: The shift is towards more dynamic and natural color palettes. Monochromatic schemes, particularly in decking and paving, are being replaced by varied hues that offer a more organic and visually interesting look.

Your Northern Virginia Exterior Remodeling Project Deserves the Best

At Deckscapes of Virginia, we're excited to incorporate these trends and your vision into our projects, ensuring that your Fairfax county outdoor space is a reflection of contemporary style and a personal haven that stands the test of time. Connect with us to bring these trends to life in your home. We cannot wait to meet you!

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