Rapid reno star, and good friend of Interiors Addict, Naomi Findlay is back this month with a fabulous outdoor deck makeover. Here, she talks us through her latest project – one that was completed just in time for the warmer months.
“I’m a big believer that your outdoor space isn’t complete without a gorgeous timber deck. But in our Australian climate, our decks are under a lot of strain from the elements, which can result in serious maintenance for homeowners,’ season after season,” says Naomi who decided to use a wood-composite option for this renovation, rather than traditional timber.
“I did it to minimise maintenance. Specifically, I used Trex’s ‘Transcend’ decking system and, I’m so glad I did!” says Naomi.
For this transformation, Naomi decided to simplify the process and lay the new deck over part of the existing sub frame. This meant that all she needed to do was rip up the old boards, and prep the sub frame for the new one. “It was really easy to install the decking boards. I did have a team to help but those of you who love DIY, I think you could lay these yourself,” says Naomi.
As for her colour choice, Naomi chose Island Mist – a colour that would complement most outdoor spaces. “It can suit contemporary, rustic, country or even cottage style homes which means it’s super versatile for any property,” says Naomi.
With no screws popping up out of the boards, the deck is completely streamlined and has that lovely concealed finish. And, aside from looking slick, the design means that you don’t need to worry about stepping on loose nails either.
“To finish the outdoor space, I brought in lush greenery, a divine concrete table and chair setting, plus art and accessories to complete the look. It’s so important to style your outdoor space the same as you would for your indoor space and now it feels like the perfect entertaining area, just in time for summer!”