Want to make the most out of your deck this summer? There’s still time! Take a look at some ways you can enhance your deck to ensure more enjoyable summer nights and early fall outdoor activities at home.
Enhancements for Cooling Off
Want to enjoy your deck, but feel as if it’s too hot to do so? Luckily, you have some great options for enhancing your space that protect you and your deck from the sun and heat while still allowing you to spend time outdoors.
Pergolas – These are freestanding structures that allow deck owners to enjoy light sunlight and breezes while protecting against the harsh glare of direct sunlight. Want to add more greenery to your deck at the same time? A new pergola can also be used as a structure for beautiful vines and other plants to grow.
Awnings – Awnings are installed on your home’s siding and serve as a partial covering for your deck. Prevent sunburn and make your deck a place to stay cool in the summer heat by having an awning built this year.
Ceiling Fans – Does your deck already have a screened-in space? If so, ceiling fans can be installed to the indoor roof to allow for even better cooling of your protected deck space.
Enhancements for Entertaining
If you like to host friends and family get-togethers, here are a few great deck features that you can add to better entertain your guests.
Outdoor Kitchen – Why miss out on all the action that’s going on outside while you cook? With an outdoor kitchen, you can keep the conversation going and even get a hand with preparing snacks and meals on the grill.
Dining Area – The outdoor cooking experience doesn’t have to be interrupted by moving the meal indoors! Outfitting your deck with a dining table and built-in seating can allow you to make efficient use of your deck space while keeping the outdoor party going all night long.
Firepit – There’s nothing better telling stories and roasting marshmallows around the campfire with the ones you love. Enjoy those cooler summer and fall evenings even more by adding a firepit to your space. Just be sure to know safe practices for starting, maintaining, and putting out fires in a pit on your deck.
Enhancements for Visual Appeal
If your deck looks average, you can easily improve its aesthetic with these features.
Raised Garden– If you like to garden, you can create a space to showcase your flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Put all your plants on a stage with a raised garden.
Potted Plants – Don’t want your flowers confined to one space like in a raised garden? No problem; use potted plants and flowers to add to your deck’s greenery and appeal.
Lighting – Lighting creates ambiance, especially at night. Consider adding different types of lights throughout your deck
Let’s Enhance Your Deck
North American Deck & Patio can take your deck from basic to stunning in no time. As a professional deck builder in Crofton, MD for over 25 years, we’ve helped plenty of homeowners redesign and add to their outdoor spaces with decks and deck features that complement their homes beautifully. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.