411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Interior design Ideas

If you’re looking to revamp your home, there are inexpensive and effective ways to do that. Think about different colours and patterns to create a...

on May 15, 2019

Mortgage, Bridging Loan or Development Finance

If you are planning to invest in a property that needs renovating or improving in some way, you may need to secure financial support. For property...

on May 10, 2019

How Do I Prepare for a Roofing Job

It is hard work when you prepare for building a house. A house needs to be a peaceful place for all family members where they could rest and enjoy...

on May 9, 2019

Are Replacement Windows a Good Investment for your Home?

When it comes to owning a home, you have a myriad of things to keep track of, from heating and cooling systems, roofing, siding, and yes...even...

on May 9, 2019

5 Easy DIY Projects to Improve Your Yard

Are you happy with your yard? When your neighbors come over, will they be impressed by what they see? If you feel your yard could be improved, with...

on May 8, 2019

Five Ways to Spruce up Your Deck

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

Although the deck has the potential to function as additional square footage to a home, it is all too often neglected or used as a catch all for miscellaneous items. With a few updates, a tired deck can be made into a stylish extension of the home for entertaining, relaxing and dining in one space. If you are ready to spruce up your deck, here are five ideas to get you started:

Refinish and repaint. Repainting or refinishing a deck creates the feeling of a brand new space, and opens the door to changing up colors for a fresh new look. With use of the right products, refinishing a deck can also extend the life of the wood.

Bring the indoors out. Home decorators often say that outdoor space such as a deck should be an extension of the interior living space in a home. Outdoor furniture, drapes, pillows and even appliances make it possible to create a personalized outdoor living area that provides the same functionality and comfort as the indoors.

Add planters. Plants bring new life into any indoor or outdoor space. Creating the feeling of nature on your deck will make the space more welcoming and relaxing. Planters can also be strategically positioned to create privacy. The wide variety of plants, pots and planters available gives you essentially unlimited options for creating a unique space to enjoy.

Enhance the atmosphere with elegant lighting. Lighting is often overlooked as an outdoor design element. When you want to create an inviting space that serves multiple purposes, a single wall mounted light source will probably not be sufficient. Like indoor spaces, lighting has a major effect on the atmosphere of a deck area. Solar lighting may be a good option since it eliminates the need to run wires to each fixture.

Build a pergola. If your deck does not have a shaded area to relax, socialize and dine, adding a pergola is a great way to enhance its functionality. A pergola may also help protect the wood of the deck from damage caused by UV rays.

Combine these ideas with creativity and a bit of elbow grease, and you will be well on your way converting a dull deck into an inviting and comfortable outdoor space!

Maria Polidoro is the owner of Ace Tool Online, a leading dealer and service center for hand and power tools as well as Occidental leather products. Please visit Ace Tool Online to find the right Occidental tool belt, bag belt free system for your needs.

General

Most Recent Articles

Random Articles

Learn How Solar Power can Work for You

Solar is the energy source of the future, and you can start harnessing this incredible energy for your own personal use right now. Over the past...

Electrical / Lighting

How to Organize the Mess of Cables behind Your TV?

The front of your entertainment center can look fabulous, but hidden behind is a world of cables and knots. It can be frightening and frustrating...

Interior Design / Decor

Do You Have Good Spring Landscaping Ideas? We do!

Paradise doesn't only look good; it smells fantastic, too! Look out of your window and open your eyes to your own private paradise! Lie down...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

8 Point Mitre Saw Buying Guide

A mitre saw is a functional tool that lets you cut through numerous angles. It is a must-have item for woodworkers, carpenters, and anyone in the...

Tools / Woodworking

Why Replacing You Vacuum Cleaner Is Better Than Repairing The Old One

Repairing an old vacuum cleaner could cost you a lot of money and if you’ve been thinking about repairing your old cleaner, you need to keep in...

Appliance / Repair

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019