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4 Renovations for Your Deck or Patio

Decks and patios can be an attractive addition to any home or business. They can be ideal for barbecues, meetings or simply just lounging around on a hot summer day. While you may feel comfortable with your current construct, there are ways you can renovate it for purpose as well as aesthetic appeal. You don’t have to be committed to a plain and faceless deck or patio.

Deck System

Hot Tubs and Spas

If you have the room available, hot tubs and spas could make excellent additions to the deck or patio. Not only do these units offer a sense of class, but they can be therapeutic and entertaining as well. Hot tubs and spas are used in a variety of therapy from stress relief to easing physical pains such as arthritis. When it comes time to sell the home, it could become one of those features that attract a potential buyer immediately.

Leveling the Deck

After time, the deck could begin to shift and become sloped from settling. This could be unsightly while causing various furniture to lean one direction. Using floating deck footings, you can create a flat surface that is perfectly level. These devices allow proper drainage for water while giving the deck a more pleasing appearance. Instead of the barbecue rolling down the slope, everything can be placed on a level surface.

Built-in Seating

Outdoor furniture can be a pain to maintain over the years. By building the furniture directly into the deck, you don’t have to worry about wind blowing them away. You could go so far as to add a built-in table and create an outdoor dining experience for yourself and the family.

Screens and Roofs

Adding screen walls and roofs can give the deck or patio that outdoor feel while keeping the bugs from invading yourself and the guests. It can also provide shade and cover from rainstorms as you sit with your favorite book and enjoy the sound of drops without getting wet while reading. Even thatched roof styles provide visual appeal while delivering some shade for those sitting outside.

Renovating your deck or patio can add a great deal of curb appeal for the value of the home as well as engaging visitors. From elaborate water systems to flower pots and trellises, there is a great deal you can do for outdoor construction. Add more to the home’s appearance and enjoy your renovated deck.

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