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Trex & Alison Victoria

Celebrity designer Alison Victoria, star of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab,” “Rock the Block” and “Ty Breakers,” recently teamed up with Trex to identify the top trends in outdoor living and create an outdoor space at her own home. Her passion for eco-friendly, yet low-maintenance products in her designs made Trex the obvious choice for her Chicago residence.

1. Industrial Inspiration: Homeowners are finding inspiration in commercial settings like upscale hotels and restaurants. Outdoors, this trend is seen in sleek, modern railing styles, such as Trex Signature® railing featured here.

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1. Mixed Materials: Add visual interest by making nature-inspired materials such as concrete and composite, wicker and aluminum, copper and stone.

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1. Year-round Retreat: Extend the use of your outdoor space with pergolas and umbrellas for a shady escape on hot, sunny days. When the temperatures drop, heating features, cozy throws, and protective screens provide welcomed warmth.

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1. Vertical Gardens: Among the biggest trends is natural greenery. Installing a vertical garden or "living wall" can give you plenty of extra space for growing your favorite plants while serving as an attractive, artful addition to your deck.

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1. Bonus Space: If you have a raised deck, turn the area underneath into a bonus living space by installing a deck drainage system like Trex® RainEscape®, to create a dry area for relaxing and entertaining beneath an elevated deck.

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Why I Chose Trex for My Decking Project

Beauty Without the Hassle

If you know me, you know I love beauty with very little maintenance. Unlike wood decking, Trex composite decking won't rot, warp, fade, scratch or mold. I requires no sanding, staining, or sealing. All you need is some soap or water so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors instead of worrying about maintaining it.

Earth-friendly Products

It is so important to me that any product I use is good for the environment. Not a single tree has ever been cut down to make Trex decking. In fact, 95% of the material is recycled, keeping millions of pounds of waste out of landfills. Trex decking is one of the largest recyclers of plastic film in North America. They have repurposed over 1.5 billion plastic bags into beautiful, durable outdoor living products.

Natural Aesthetic

I love products that give you the looks without the hassle. With wood-grained patterns in such rich colors inspired by the outdoors, Trex looks so natural. Compared to wood and PVC, Trex has a variety of colors for flexible design.

Sample From Your Home

When I design any space, I want to see and feel the products that I am going to install. That's why I love designing with Trex. Their online sample program lets me pick the perfect shade in person. You can purchase 12-inch boards in any color and have them sent directly to your home.