With summer officially underway you and your family are sure to be spending more time outside: enjoying the weather, the beach, and all the great amenities Long Beach Island offers. Because of this it’s important when planning a new custom home to think of all the things you might like to have outside, just as much as it is to think of all the things you want to have inside your home. After all, you will be living with it. So when planning your custom home and thinking about the great outdoors, consider the materials needed for your deck. Decks are great spaces for entertaining, relaxing after a long day at the beach, or even just a space for enjoying the view with a cup of coffee. Stonehenge Building and Development is committed to offering our homeowners the best products and features for their new custom homes, and deck materials are no exception.
We use top of the line products for all the decks we build, such as IPE decking. This durable wood material is designed to look like Brazilian Walnut. On of our recently completed homes in Harvey Cedars has IPE decking and the homeowners love it! Not only is it gorgeous but it is also rot and insect resistant, making it perfect for homes built in coastal areas. We also recommend Azek Decking materials. These are durable products that are made to withstand the sun and the salty air of the beach. Plus, they make stunning mahogany handrails. These handrails add a bit of elegance and sophistication to the outdoors, like on this home we built in Northbeach.
Other popular trends in decks are glass panels and steel cable railing. Both of these give all of the protection of railing, without obscuring the view. Both of these trends are modern and functional. Also they are fantastic on a roof deck! All of the safety, without compromising on the view, which is why this home in Loveladies was built with glass panels on the rooftop deck. After all, the view is part of the reason why you chose to build a custom home on Long Beach Island.
Another growing trend is screened-in porch systems. These are great for keeping the pests out and being able to relax and enjoy your deck at night. Mosquito free of course! Plus screen systems will keep other critters off your porch as well! Our Barnegat Light homeowners love their screened in porch for that very reason: because there is nothing better than watching the sun set without having to worry about shooing away the bugs.
We love building custom homes and creating these gorgeous and functional outdoor spaces, because they make LBI life that much sweeter. If you’re interested in building a new custom home, check us out on our website and contact us today!