Slip-resistant decking surrounds the outdoor spa. When cool, breezy nights close in, this temperature-controlled, therapeutic tub offers a warm retreat. A copper sculpture by North Carolina artist J.A. Cobb stands guard. room for outdoor living at a beach house is essential. Ideally, you need spaces for entertaining, a lounge area to catch rays, shady porches, and quiet corners for naps. George gave the house all these functions with plenty of decking and porches. A deep porch stretches across the front and to a side, screened porch that opens onto the back porch and deck. The design team opted for durable, weather-resistant decking, furniture, and fabrics Living room design tips to keep repairs to a minimum. For longevity and low-to-no maintenance, George chose a composite decking material instead of wood. Three composites make up the system: recycled wood and HDPE (High Density Polyethylene Plastica combination of recycled plastics); a 100 percent HDPE product; and, for structural supports, HDPE and fiberglass. While it sounds complex, the systems mission is simple: a slip-resistant deck and porch that wont splinter, shrink, swell, rot, or stain. George chose gray because it resembles weathered wood siding on old beach houses.