A beautiful, safe, useful deck is an excellent addition to any home. It can become an extension of your indoor living space, offering you an area to relax, unwind, or entertain guests. It also can become an extension of your kitchen, offering a place to host parties, cook, and even eat. If you want all of this out of your deck, it needs to stand out from the crowd. Here are some fantastic deck design tips for setting yours apart from all the rest.
Choose your material not just based on price, but also on how much maintenance it will need and how long it will last. The less hard work you have to put into it looking nice (hello, composites), the more likely you are to have a party-ready, beautiful deck when you want it.
Don’t forget the rest of the yard in all of this, by the way. A great deck is essential, but if the rest of the yard is uninviting, no one will want to spend time there. Make sure that your landscaping fits the deck, and gives a pleasant view.
If you’re investing in a new deck, don’t cheap out on the furniture. If there isn’t a comfortable place to sit (or there isn’t enough seating), your family and guests won’t want to stay out there and party. Choose sturdy, comfortable furniture, like chairs and tables, and a quality grill. Then, accent with torches, pillows, and outdoor rugs to make the space more inviting.
Nothing will ruin a great deck as fast as uncomfortable furniture. But the color of the deck comes in close. If the color of the deck clashes with your home or merely looks unappealing, no one will want to spend time out there. Opt for safer colors like tans, reds, grays, and browns and add pops of color through furniture and accents.
Rain is an integral part of summer, but it doesn’t have to ruin your deck party. Make sure that your deck is ready with space for people to wait out those summer rainstorms, and they won’t all go running inside or home. A large umbrella over each table should be enough for light showers (and will even help with the sun), or you could include awnings in your deck design.
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