Let’s face it, sometimes it’s not only the interior of your house that needs a makeover. We’ve compiled some inspiration to help you find the way to your dream deck.
An often forgotten space is the area below the deck. renovating the sub-deck space into a small patio will provide another area to relax, party, grill, roast marshmallows or escape the summer sun. Simply adding some furniture, a fire pit or decorative pieces can bring this area up to par with your needs.
Suggestion: Pour some concrete, add furniture and close it off with a screen or curtains for a quick fix until you find the perfect grill or fire pit to top off the area.
Sometimes all that’s needed is a little landscaping. This can be a quick facelift
that beautifies not only your deck, but your backyard as well. Make sure that the height and layout of the plants complement your deck. For minimal upkeep, find plants that bloom yearly and fit with your local climate.
On occasion, it is the cosmetics that need to be updated. People often change their wall colors or throw pillows when they wish to change the interior of their house, so why not do the same for your outdoor living area? Some key cosmetic redos you can do are: paint, re-upholster furniture, add curtains, refurbish the wood, or update the railings.
A relatively new concept that has gained much popularity is replacing an awning by building a pergola roof. These are great architectural features that can have several added uses depending on what function you want your deck to have. Some have hung flower pots on them, others used them to hold mini surround sound speakers, many have grown vines on them for summer shade.
An expansion is also a great way to upgrade your deck. It’ll provide more space for you to fully enjoy being outside. This can be a simple wooden floor addition that transitions into stairs, or it can be an entire other deck for a separate eating/ relaxation center.