Design Ideas for Composite Decking: From Outdoor Kitchens to Pools

Composite decking, made from a blend of wood fibres and recycled plastic, offers many advantages over traditional wooden decks. They are becoming increasingly popular due to their durability, low maintenance needs, and attractive designs. 

 

From outdoor kitchens and pergolas to pools and lounging areas, composite decking provides the perfect platform to get creative with your outdoor spaces. Here are some top design ideas to transform your outdoor area into a functional and stylish oasis.

 

Build an Outdoor Kitchen

 

One fantastic way to utilise your composite deck is to install an outdoor kitchen. This provides extra space for cooking and entertaining outdoors. You can keep it simple with a standalone grill station or pizza oven or go all out with a full kitchen setup, including counters, cabinets, a sink, and appliances.

 

Composite decking is the perfect choice for outdoor kitchens, as it is low-maintenance, hard-wearing, easy to clean, and resistant to stains and spills.

 

Include a Dining Area

 

To complement your outdoor kitchen, create an alfresco dining space on your composite deck to enjoy meals outdoors. A basic setup with a table and chairs works nicely. Alternatively, you can build a more permanent dining area with built-in benches, a weather-resistant table, and other amenities like a serving bar.

 

Composite decking is designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and varying weather conditions. In addition, built-in benches and seating made from composite materials will hold up well for decades without splintering or warping.

 

Construct a Pergola or Shade Structure

 

To create a more defined and sheltered outdoor living area, consider adding a pergola or shade structure to your composite decking design. This not only provides protection from the sun and rain, but also adds an architectural element and focal point to your garden. For a cosy seating nook, furnish the pergola with weather-resistant couches or chairs.

 

Composite decking comes in a range of colours to pair well with your pergola design. It also has very low expansion and contraction compared to natural wood. This prevents the loosening of joints or fasteners, so your pergola will stay rigid and stable for many years.

 

Install a Fire Feature

 

Fire features like chimeneas, fire bowls, and fire pits lend warmth and atmosphere to a composite deck. It also extends the use of your garden throughout the year. Arrange outdoor furniture around the fire feature to create an intimate space for relaxing on cool evenings. 

 

Create a Pool Oasis

 

Use composite decking to create a large deck area surrounding the pool or hot tub. This provides ample space for lounge chairs, tables, umbrellas, and other poolside amenities while creating a unified look. 

 

Composite boards provide a safe, low-slip surface perfect for wet feet and poolside lounging. They are resistant to water damage, rot, and warping, ensuring your pool area looks great for many years. 

 

Add Multi-Level Decking

 

Multi-level decking is an excellent solution for gardens with uneven terrain or those looking to create separate zones for different activities. Using composite decking materials, you can create raised platforms for dining, lounging, or even a hot tub. You can also use composite railings and to match the decking colours for a seamless design.

 

Include a Children’s Play Area

 

Design a children’s play area with the safety and durability of composite decking. Building a low-to-the-ground composite deck as the base is safer for little ones and makes it easy to supervise play. To contain the space, you can surround a kids’ sandbox or water play area with composite decking. 

 

Composite decking’s soft, low-slip, and splinter-free surface makes it ideal for playhouses or swings,  ensuring a fun and safe environment for kids.

 

Experience the Best in Composite Decking with Ecoscape

 

With its durability, low maintenance requirements, and design flexibility, composite decking opens up exciting possibilities for enhancing your outdoor areas. 

 

As the leading composite product supplier in the UK, Ecoscape offers top-tier composite decking that is as stylish as it is sustainable. We offer a wide selection of attractive, eco-friendly, and robust composite decking solutions to bring your design ideas to life. 

 

Contact Ecoscape UK today

 

For more information, advice, or a quote, contact our friendly team today. You will be enjoying a multifunctional outdoor space perfect for entertaining, play, and relaxation in no time.

Gary is the founder and CEO of Ecoscape UK. Gary graduated from Liverpool JM University in 2007 with a 2:1 in Economics. A passion for innovation, design and sustainability, Gary has put to market numerous wpc products/systems, some of which have UK and European registered designs. Outside of work Gary enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors and watching Manchester United.