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Give your Deck a Facelift

Give your Deck a Facelift

Wondering if you should give your Edmonton deck a facelift this summer? Feeling embarrassed to have your friends and family join you for that backyard BBQ? Lucky for you, refreshing your deck doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your hand at the makeover ideas below!

Add Lighting To Your Deck

Ambient lighting can completely transform your outside space into a relaxing, cozy oasis. Consider adding solar lights that don’t require a plugin or battery replacement. The lights turn on automatically when the sun sets, making your deck come alive. You can also consider paper lanterns, rope lights, mason jar lamps, or small twinkle lights, depending on the style and mood you’d like to set.

Dress it up

Maybe adding some flower boxes or planters will bring your deck back to life. Maybe adding a built in BBQ kitchen? Perhaps changing your seating options will make your deck feel different and dressed up. Maybe you need to hide the unsightly area under your deck with lattice. Perhaps make a better landing in your yard. Even changing the hardware on your deck may give it a different look. Sometimes the deck is not the issue. Look all around your deck to see what may spruce it up!

Build a Privacy Screen

Privacy screens come in all styles, shapes, and sizes. Consider purchasing and installing bamboo fencing or lattice panels for a quick and easy solution. Or, if you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can build a wooden frame and grow climbing plants or vines or stretch outdoor fabric in between. Whichever route you end up choosing, make sure you get the most out of your efforts by evaluating all lines sight before building. Before adding this feature, check if there are any rules with the City of Edmonton deck regulations that may apply to your situation.

Restore Your Decking

Depending on the shape it’s in, sometimes all your deck needs is a little love. If it’s still fairly new, your deck might just need a deep cleaning and a new coat of sealant. Maybe it is time to change the color. However, if it’s more worn down, the rejuvenation process may be a bit longer, including searching for larger repairs, tightening any hardware, giving it a good cleaning, applying a stain, sealant, and paint, and more.

Pay for Deck Upgrades

Getting a home equity line of credit allows you to borrow money against the value of your home. You receive usually up to 80 percent of your home’s value, minus the amount of your loan. For those thinking of pulling investment funds, be sure to check if you will incur additional penalties or tax payments. Improving your deck may be worth the initial costs in order to improve your home value down the line.

Your Edmonton deck sets the tone for your outdoor home – whether your purpose is relaxation, entertaining, grandkids playing, or watching your garden flourish – making sure your deck choices suits your needs is important. I hope this gives you some quick ideas how to inexpensively have fun with changing up your deck this summer!

 

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