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Behind Carmen Johnston Trex Deck Design Collection

Here at Trex, our goal is to take the guesswork out of the deck planning process. That's why we partnered with designer, Carmen Johnston, to create three designer-curated deck designs. Each design is carefully crafted to suit different needs, making them ideal for different lifestyles and home setups. Each plan comes with a material list, blueprint, and cost estimate, making it easy to get started on your project. Best of all, you can customise each deck design to suit your unique outdoor space, ensuring that you get the perfect fit for your lifestyle and needs. Let's take a closer look at each design and see what makes them so unique.

March 31, 2023

The Starter Home

This starter home is the perfect backdrop for a cosy deck that runs the length of one side of this modest home. Leaving the sides and front free of railings on this Trex Enhance® Saddle deck gives the illusion of a larger outdoor space, but the symmetrical rows of plants flanking each end act as a natural border and soften the lines of the deck as well. The design seamlessly blends into the landscape, with a trio of steps leading down to the backyard. With plenty of room for a pair of chairs and a low-profile table, it's the perfect spot for a romantic sunset cocktail or a summer dinner under the stars.

Family-Friendly Outdoor Living 

This multi-level deck is perfect for fun gatherings with family and friends! A smaller step-down area off the back of the house is a great spot to highlight planter filled with seasonal plantings while hosting a grand "entrance" to the second, larger level, both made from Trex Transcend® decking in the silvery tones of Island Mist. Traditional railing with classic post caps surround the entire space. The space is perfect for hosting gatherings, with a large table and chairs and a conversation grouping shaded by an umbrella. The traditional railing with classic post caps adds a touch of architectural interest, while the lush landscaping along the front side of the deck adds a layer of charm. A second set of steps descends to the stone patio, which seamlessly flows into the large backyard.

Do-It-All Dream Deck 

This heavenly haven has it all! An elegant pool anchored with pretty outdoor spaces, all crafted from Transcend® Lineage™ decking, Trex's coolest decking yet - literally*. With multiple seating, eating and lounging areas, this deck is perfect for entertaining outdoor enthusiasts!

Get Started Planning Your Dream Deck

If you're looking for the perfect deck design for your outdoor space, be sure to check out the Trex Deck Plans page. With a wide variety of designs to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your home and lifestyle. Plus, with Carmen Johnston's stunning designs as inspiration, you're sure to create an outdoor space that's both beautiful and functional!

*Although Trex Transcend Lineage is designed to be cooler than most other composite decking products of a similar colour, on a hot sunny day, it will get hot. On hot days, care should be taken to avoid extended contact between exposed skin and the deck surface, especially with young children and those with special needs.

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Explore our designer-curated deck plans to compare materials, explore colours, and more to make it uniquely yours.

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