How To Get The Most Out Of Your Deck
Updated: Apr 5
A deck can be a wonderful addition to any home, helping to give you more outside space to enjoy in comfort, and giving you an area to entertain and socialize in during your free time. However, if you feel as if your deck isn’t quite ticking all of the boxes, there are some ways to enhance it and make it the focal point of your entire home. There are also a number of measures you can take to prolong the life of your deck and help keep it looking stylish and elegant for longer. Read on to know more:
Update your deck with a paint or stain job
If your deck looks tired or drab, considering painting or staining it in a colour that complements your home, or buy a large, colourful, heavy duty rug to brighten up the deck. Potted plants can also add colour, while modern furniture can be used to enhance the space, too.
If your deck has become damaged by extreme weather conditions or excessive use, then having it thoroughly assessed and restored to bring it back to its former glory, is always a sensible option. As with many other areas of the home, damage left untreated will almost always get worse over time and end up costing you even more money to repair and/or restore. So, as soon as you see any sign of damage on your decking, get in touch with a local firm specializing in decks and deck restoration, and have them fix it, fast.
Consider adding railings or a fence
Some decks that have been built in the style of a raised platform, may not look their best without the addition of some railings or a fence. Raised decks may also be unsafe for toddlers, senior citizens and pets, and a fence can provide you with the added peace of mind that nobody will fall off of it and hurt themselves.
Add a pergola
Pergolas can transform even the dullest of decks, and many homeowners choose to drape outdoor lights over the roofing grid, or grow trailing plants across it. However, it’s essential that your deck is in good condition before a pergola is added, so have it assessed – and if necessary, restored – by a local company specializing in home and deck restorations.
A deck is a fantastic and valuable addition to any Australian home, but if neglected or left unused for long periods of time, they can quickly become an eyesore. From having your deck restored if it’s become damaged or worn, to jazzing it up with colourful furniture, rugs or a pergola, your deck deserves to be the feature of your home, and with the above advice, that’s exactly what it can become.