Great Ways to Spruce Up Your Deck
Spring is just around the corner. It’s almost time to break out your barbeque, pull out the outdoor furniture, and lounge on your deck every weekend.
You’re going to want to make sure that your deck is in top shape for when this time comes.
Here are some things that you can do to spruce it up after a long, harsh winter.
Deep Clean It
Your deck has accumulated a lot of dirt and grime over the past few months. Now that the snow has finally melted, you should take advantage of this opportunity to give it a thorough cleaning.
Sweep off any twigs, dead leaves, and debris with a contractor’s broom.
Then, rent a pressure washer from your local hardware store. Pressure washing your deck will let you spray off the most stubborn bits of dirt, leaving it completely refreshed.
Upgrade the Doors
Is the door leading to your back deck ancient? Does it creak whenever you try to open it? Slam shut with the slightest breeze? Does it look like it’s barely hanging on for life?
Then, this is a good time to get rid of it.
What should you replace it with? Take a look at the best exterior french doors on the market — they’ll be the perfect replacements for your old back door.
French doors will add a touch of classic beauty to your back entrance. Immediately making your home look more upscale inside and out.
Their windows let in plenty of natural light and create the optical illusion of more space.
These doors aren’t just beautiful, they’re functional too!
New models of french doors are made with energy-efficient materials that will keep your home insulated from the cold weather. You won’t have to sacrifice comfort for style.
You might enjoy lounging on your deck during the day, but what happens when the sun sets? You’ll want to have some lighting set up on your deck so that you can relax outside once it gets dark.
Consider hanging up string lights along your railings and putting out lanterns on your patio table.
These will make your outdoor space feel warm and cozy. Plus, it gives you enough lighting to stay outside as late as you’d like.
Another way to spruce up your deck is to make a vertical garden along the exterior walls of your house. This decorating tip lets you add gorgeous greenery to the area without taking up too much floor space. You’ll still have plenty of room for all of your patio furniture.
Be Strategic with Design
Before you buy furniture for your deck, think about what you really want to use it for. Do you want to use it to entertain friends? Get an outdoor dining set that can fit plenty of guests and a bar cart that will let you roll out drinks at your whim.
You could even put up an outdoor screen for movie nights.
Do you want a quiet reading space?
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Then get cozy lounge chairs and benches and decorate them with blankets and soft pillows so that you can sprawl out and get lost in your favourite book.
Make the most out of your deck this spring. Spruce it up so that you’ll want to sit on it every single day.
Do you have any others tips to spruce up your deck?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.