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How to Give your Home Deck a Makeover

Daliah Okoro
April 3, 2020

A deck is one of the best places to entertain, but what about when you just want to relax in a peaceful atmosphere? With deck makeover projects, the perfect backyard experience is within your grasp. It's time to add comfort, style, and a little resilience to your deck to create a contemporary outdoor area that's protected from the elements.

1. Start with a Deck Inspection

If you have an older deck area, there could be all kinds of problems lurking beneath those wooden planks. Algae, rot, mold, and mildew are all plagues for outdoor decks. If you have any of these issues, the perfect solution is Life Deck Systems that renew, restore, and reinforce your deck area.

Since the deck is the foundation, this should be your first step for a makeover. If any wood needs to be replaced, look at these problem areas first.

2. Design Your Perfect Deck

What's on your wish list? Perhaps you want new patio furniture, or you want to make it safer with a screen enclosure. There are all different decks that you can imagine with the latest online tools.

Your new deck may need the following:

  1. Fresh paint and waterproof sealant
  2. Screen enclosure
  3. Stone steps
  4. New patio furniture
  5. Outdoor decor
  6. Optional bar and entertaining area
  7. Grill
  8. Lighting

Need some inspiration? Check out these before and after deck makeover photos to see what others have done.

3. Add Comfort and Color

When it comes to building the deck of your dreams, you have to include the patio furniture that's resilient against the elements yet doesn't look dull. We suggest looking for patio furniture sets with cushions and pillows that you can mix and match for added style.

A stylish outdoor area rug can pull everything together and protect your major walkway areas, especially if you are afraid of a slippery deck with kids and pets.

4. Lush Green Plants and Pots

All decks need a little green to set the mood. From tropical palms to daylilies or succulents, there are plenty of plants out there to dress up your outdoor area. In addition to plants, you should think about different planters and pots, as well as shelves or decorative tables for placement.

5. Outdoor Grills and Fire Pits

We believe the best thing you can put on your deck is a grill. They offer a variety of cooking ideas, but it's also just fun to have the grill going on a weekend with a couple of burgers or steaks.

For colder nights and gatherings, a fire pit is also a great addition to any outdoor deck. These provide an endless, rustic centerpiece for conversations with family and friends.

6. Lighting and Outdoor Decor

Your deck wouldn't be complete without outdoor lighting. Whether it's sconces, outdoor lamps, or torch lights, your deck should have different lights to set the mood or even secure your backyard area.

Need Help with Your DIY Deck Project?

We're ready to answer all of your questions and help you create the perfect backyard relaxation zone. Contact us today for a free consultation. We'd love learning about deck makeover projects and offering tips to make it more customized for you.