A deck is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. Mr. Build can help you plan a renovation to upgrade an existing deck. There are several ideas that will help to enhance this extension of your home.
Deck Renovation & Landscape
There are many designs that will blend in with your yard. A pool and the beautiful landscaping is enhanced with a deck that allows you to enjoy the view. Whether your deck is on the ground floor or an extension of a second floor, it should allow the best use and view of your yard. Maybe your deck will lead to your pool. When you add a barbecue area, it creates the best place for spending warm summer days. If your home is in on a hill, a second-floor deck will provide a great spot for a view of your property and the surrounding terrain.
Types of Decking Materials
Choose from a variety of materials for your deck repair. Wood, vinyl, concrete, and composite decking are all options that can be chosen. Consider which one will provide the best look and the ease of maintenance you desire. If you like wood but want something that requires less maintenance, solid composite can give you this look with many benefits. It is not prone to splintering. It lasts longer and is made from recycled materials. Vinyl decking is another option that can give you the look of wood – it is very durable, and will withstand extreme cold and heat.
Railings for Decks
Deck renovations should include new railings. They are just as important as the deck to give the renovation the finishing touch. There are all types of railings that can be used including:
- Ornamental iron
Choose railings that will not only offer a good look for the deck but can also provide safety. If small children will be spending time on the deck, the railings should be chosen with this in mind.
Décor for Your Deck Restoration
Once your deck repair is completed, you will want to furnish it with everything needed to make it a place to enjoy. There are all types of seating that you can consider. Benches, patio sets, loungers, Adirondack chairs, and even rocking chairs are a few of the types that can be used to provide comfortable seating for you, your family, and guests. Plants add beauty to the deck. Mix and match different types with large plants that sit on the deck floor, some that hang, and smaller ones that can be placed on side tables or planter boxes.
How Your Deck Integrates with Your Home
Making certain your deck repairs have accomplished what you wanted is important. Does the deck go well with the home design and color? The accessories should be chosen to enhance the home. For example, if you have a log home, add rustic accessories to create a great look. If you are adding lighting to your deck area, match it to existing outdoor lighting. Choose railings of the same type as steps if your home has them.