It’s Summer: Is Your Deck Where it’s at…or Where it Was?

 

Ah…summer. Is there anything better than sitting on the deck with family and friends, cold drink in hand and burgers sizzling on the BBQ? Yes, your patio is calling. Unfortunately, it’s calling for help.

If your deck isn’t up to the demands of another busy summer season, why not give it the TLC it deserves? And while you’re at it, make it special with some of the latest fixes guaranteed to turn a has-been deck into a happening spot.

Add some variety

Try mixing and matching to revitalize your deck. Your railing doesn’t have to be made from the same material as the flooring; a metal or iron railing provides instant contrast to your existing deck. Or add post caps. These are versatile and available in any color or size to top off your perfect railing.

Nature calls

If you don’t need to overhaul the structure, accessorize; why not add some multi-functional furniture, lights, or nature to your deck? Instead of building a railing around a low-lying deck, surround it with a hedge for a private, colorful solution that is relatively maintenance-free.

Light up the night

If you already have a gazebo on your deck, try lining the inside with net lights. These tiny lights aren’t just for Christmas any more; for a small investment, you can add an intimate glow that will extend the use of your deck through summer well into fall.

Outdoor life is what summer is all about; this year, why not make your deck outdoor central?