New Deck On The Pool Patio – Cozy Cottage Farmhouse Trex Decking

Hi associates! So over a 12 months & a half in the past I introduced we have been getting a deck in our pool space off the highest of my workplace overlooking the pool. Well, it sat undone for many of 2021 & half of 2022 resulting from provide & different hangups we bumped into. Well, it’s performed! Most of it at the least. & I’ll take it!! It appears we hit a giant block on initiatives in 2019 after we turned mother and father & since then it’s been one factor after one other from the world shutting down, to not having the ability to discover staff, to produce chain points. It’s at all times one thing so our home & farm are very a lot unfinished, however I’ve a sense that this [almost] completed venture proper right here goes to set issues off in the correct path… We can hope proper! Over this 12 months there was numerous questions as we went & did updates right here and there so I believed I’d compile the questions & solutions right here on the weblog. Feel free to as extra on socials & I can add them right here as we go! I hope this helps along with your future deck initiatives & after all I hope it evokes you as properly!

What materials is the decking?

The deck material is from Trex [we got ours locally sources from West Michigan Lumber for all my local friends], however you may go [HERE] to find your local Trex dealer & it’s also possible to order samples by means of the web site as properly which is SUPER useful & I extremely advocate seeing the colours in particular person subsequent to your own home & in numerous mild. Trex is a excessive efficiency decking that appears like wooden with out the entire upkeep & every little thing else that comes together with utilizing lumber.

Why Trex & not lumber?

As we do initiatives right here on the farm, lots of them we wish to be permeant. We don’t wish to must re-do them or have them be excessive upkeep as a result of fairly frankly we do not need the time. Jose and I at all times say that we’ll spend money on comfort & one thing that’s extra low upkeep & that’s what this was. Trex is a composite deck board that gained’t rot, warp, or splinter which is simply scratching the floor of why we selected them. It’s made within the USA from 95% recycled plastic & reclaimed sawdust which I believed was so attention-grabbing! It seems like wooden which is so complicated to me, however so wonderful. I’m grateful for very sensible & artistic individuals who created this product for these of us who aesthetics matter to us, however we don’t wish to add to our workload. I really like that the colour gained’t fade, I gained’t must repaint/stain yearly, It will look the identical for years to come back & I can sit within the pool extra as a substitute of sustaining the deck from summer time to summer time. I do know you guys get it!! You can see extra about Trex vs. wood deck boards [HERE] to see if it’s the correct match for you and your venture.

What measurement is the deck?

The deck is a ten×12 foot deck which we thought was a terrific measurement to not impede an excessive amount of on the pool space, nevertheless it presents a terrific space above & beneath the deck that’s helpful for lots of issues.

What coloration is the Trex decking?

For the deck boards in addition to the hand rail & rail caps, we selected Trex in Rope Swing which you’ll be able to see [HERE].The spindles we selected to do some time, however on that be aware Trex does supply many alternative customizations for decking from the railings & deck board color combo & beyond which you can see [HERE]. I additionally simply noticed on their web site that you may design your deck with their visualizer tool [HERE] which is fairly cool!

What is thru that door on the deck?

Up on high of the deck is a door into our studio. I have to take you guys on the market to see extra of it & what we’ve got performed up there currently. Fun reality: that’s not the ultimate door that will probably be there. I used to be a short lived door as many doorways are on this space & extra on our farm whereas we anticipate our ordered doorways to come back in. I’m telling you, it’s been a ready recreation, however grateful this one seems good in the intervening time!

What will you placed on the deck?

That’s a terrific query. Right now I actually need a few chairs or rockers so we will sit up right here to observe the sundown, take telephone calls, learn, & simply benefit from the house all whereas not placing an excessive amount of up right here to crowd the house. We did put a settee up right here proper when it was completed, however I felt prefer it was an excessive amount of & I’m glad we tried it so we all know now! I’ll preserve you posted on what we do up right here. For now, she’s fairly on her personal!

Does every little thing get moist underneath the deck?

THIS IS THE BEST PART. Sorry I acquired excited there, nevertheless it really is my favourite a part of this deck moreover that incredible coloration & the low upkeep a part of course. We opted to get Trex RainEscape which is a system of gutters & troughs to divert water away from the deck. So every little thing beneath the deck stays dry, is shaded, & really seems like one other room protected from the climate. This is one other manner you may customise your deck with lighting, followers, & totally different colours of the under decking rainEscape. You can learn extra in regards to the Trex rainEscape [HERE] as they’re much better at explaining it than me & seeing what they do with it’s stunning!

What will you employ the world underneath the deck for?

This is a superb query! Speaking of upcoming initiatives, we’re taking these two outdated home windows out on the edges of the deck [now looking super off center thanks to the deck] & we will probably be placing a French door centered underneath the deck which is able to lead into our pool home [a converted garage stall] that may maintain a kitchen & a rest room for us & visitors. Stay tuned for all of this to come back!


Is the deck all completed?

Actually we have to do just a few extra issues like deciding what sort of gutter we would like popping out of the left hand facet of the highest of the deck. For now it really works nice with out it, however to complete it off we are going to add that. I additionally have to determine on a bit of trim, however I’m ready for the brand new door for that too. Of course we even have the initiatives listed within the earlier query to do as properly which is able to make the deck space look very totally different, however so far as the deck it’s trying wonderful! I’ll udpate after we get that each one completed as properly.


I hope this answered numerous your questions on our deck & gave you some inspiration on your future deck initiatives. Head to my Instagram to see extra in regards to the deck & get some movies of the venture as properly. Thank you for stopping by the weblog as we speak & each single day to see what we’re as much as! xx


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