A deck is a great space for family meals, birthday parties, and simply enjoying the outdoors. Now that winter has ended, it is time to prepare your deck for the warmer spring and summer months.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that you can upgrade your deck without budgeting for a complete renovation. Here are some affordable deck upgrades you can do for your home.
One of the easiest deck upgrades is adding or replacing your all-weather furniture. Depending on how you like to use your deck, there are many furniture options you can choose from.
For instance, if you like to host outdoor dinner parties, add a picnic table or table with tempered glass. Make sure that you have plenty of seating for your guests. If you enjoy reading a book or lounging in the sun, add a chaise lounge or patio couch.
The long summer days can result in high levels of heat. You don’t want this heat to affect your guests as they are trying to have a good time. Fortunately, there is a cost effective solution. Simply add an umbrella or two around congregation areas such as the dining table or seating area.
Update Your Lighting
Proper lighting is essential to ensuring the safety of your family and guests. Make sure that key areas and pathways are illuminated. This is especially important for any areas that may contain tripping hazards or other safety concerns.
However, lighting can also be used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your deck. String lights around the border of your deck or on the deck railings to create a subtle ambiance. Alternatively, you can use lighting to emphasize your favorite features of your deck, such as your furniture or a small garden.
New Decor or Plants
New or updated decor is an easy way to give your deck a new appearance or style. You can create your own unique theme with pottery, artwork, and lawn ornaments. There is no shortage of ways to express your creativity. Complete the “look” of your outdoor living area with some fresh plants or flowers.
Add a Fire Pit
After enjoying some good food and good company, the perfect way to end the evening is around a fire. It is the perfect space for the adults to socialize and reminisce while the children make s’mores.
If you are interested in adding a fire pit to your outdoor space, be sure that it is safe to use with your deck and follows proper protocols. Consult with a deck building professional if you are unsure of these requirements.
A deck is perfect for almost any occasion with friends and loved ones. No matter how you like to use your outdoor space, these tips can help you get it ready for the warmer months for peak enjoyment.
If you are interested in building a deck for your home (or simply looking to upgrade an existing one), Breyer Construction can help. Our team has decades of experience building outdoor spaces that clients love for a lifetime. See how we can build the deck you’ve always dreamed of.