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Making your Deck an Inviting Space

Jenn Tolson
March 3, 2017

Make the most out of your deck by turning it into an inviting space. One option is to create an outdoor dining destination. Instead of just some patio chairs, you can add an entire dining table with an umbrella to keep the sun at bay. This way, coming outside for a meal is made simple as no one has to balance plates of food in their lap or on a crowded surface. Another great way to make an outdoor deck more inviting is by adding lots of plants, bushes or flowers. Simply adding a mix of tall grasses, vines, and plants can go a long way to making the deck feel more inviting. In addition, these types of plants often need less maintenance than flowers. If you would like to add a bit of color however, small potted flowers can add a splash of color can are not too difficult to keep up.

If you are looking for more options to get your deck to be more inviting, consider adding potted herbs around your deck. Not only does this aesthetically look good, but it also serves a practical purpose as well. Now you can have fresh herbs right outside your backdoor to use in meals and the herbs add aromatherapy to your seating area as well. In addition to the dining area, it is always a good idea to add an area where you can relax and cozy up. This spot can be an excellent place to enjoy your morning coffee or to read a book when the weather is nice out. Add a throw blanket or pillows to the area for added comfort. Also consider adding lights to your deck for those nightly outings.

If you take the time to add all these beautiful features to your deck, make sure that you also take the time to keep your deck waterproofed. This small thing that you can do significantly helps to decrease future maintenance and repair costs that may occur when your deck isn’t waterproofed.