July 22, 2015
All Decked Out!
With summer now in full swing, people are getting outside and enjoying their decks even more! If you don’t have a deck, you’re probably considering adding one right now. Nothing seems more inviting than dining outside, unless it’s throwing a party or shooing your children outside so you can have a few moments of peace and quiet. If you’re lucky enough to already have a deck, you know that the possibilities for relaxation and entertainment are endless, if you know how to make the most of this unique living area. Need some tips for decking out your deck? Here’s some great ways to ramp it up! Furniture Go beyond the standard puff-cushioned wire chairs surrounding a scroll table or bulky wooden Adirondack chairs. Today’s outdoor furniture comes in so many styles and colors that you can truly tailor your deck décor to match your personality. Consider water-resistant wicker, comfy chaises or even a free-standing hammock like this one. Like napping on your deck? Try a patio daybed. Always short on seating when entertaining? Portable, playful poufs are instant chairs that kids, teens and even adults love! You can even be the envy of your neighborhood with a full-service outdoor bar! Lighting Tiki torches or white holiday lights are fun, but for a more sophisticated touch, think about post and stair lighting (which you can put on a timer, if you like) or solar powered accent lights. Bistro lighting is the newest craze – this European inspired trend is hot, hot, hot! Awnings If you’re looking to beat the heat, nothing is better than staying out of the sun! A retractable awning can provide essential shade during the day and then disappear when the sun goes down. Enjoy the shady times ahead! Deck Boxes These handy high-fashion pieces store cushions, lawn games, children’s outdoor toys, gardening tools or other outdoor essentials, but they also serve as handy benches! Keep tidy and be comfy at the same time with a stylish deck box. Deck Gardens Lovely to look at, nicer to sniff, bright and fragrant flowers are always a plus on your deck! Grow your own herbs for extra-fresh flavor on your summer dishes or think about tomatoes, strawberries or other easy to grow fruit or vegetables that thrive in a small space. This is a fun activity for your kids as well – they love to see their gardens grow, and it’s a great way to get them to eat their veggies. Invite Rover Over Give your pooch a break, too – install a pool for your pup right on your deck! Why should you be the only one swimming this summer? Add a Water Garden or Fountain Tranquil, relaxing and serene, a water garden or fountain adds a touch of class to your outdoor oasis. Grill Safe Everyone loves to grill on the deck, but there are always concerns about a fire flaring up. Consider one of these super-safe wood pellet grills or purchase a grill mat to use under your grill. You can also use these handy hints from DeckBright to stay safe when grilling on your deck. Our Sales Team can show you lovely deck options available with several of our floor plans, and can also recommend which models could easily accommodate a “DIY” deck. We’re happy to help you enjoy your summer in the great outdoors – drop us an email or call us today at (912) 756-4135.