Winter in Baltimore County is not the ideal season for spending time outdoors, but it is the perfect time for planning a deck revamp. Whether you forgot to properly store your deck furniture, or you’re looking to give your outdoor space a fresh, modern look, start planning and shopping now. In just a few short weeks, you could be sitting in brand new deck furniture and forgetting about freezing temperatures.
Make a plan
Take a look at your desk and envision your ideal outdoor summer afternoon. Are you sharing a meal with family? Are you playing cards with a group of friends? Are you having a lengthy discussion with neighbors? Your deck can be used for such a wide variety of occasions, and the furniture you use will need to match your lifestyle. If you plan on doing a lot of eating on your deck, invest in a nice and functional outdoor dining table. If discussions are more your style, you could pair a much smaller table with a couch like seat. Think about what you’ll be using your deck for and plan out the type of furniture you’ll need to make that happen.
Choose a material
Choosing the right furniture for your deck can be a tricky balancing act. You have to weigh comfort, price, and durability, and ultimately make a few compromises. Decide early whether you want to focus on your budget or furniture quality. Plastic deck furniture is cheaper but doesn’t usually last more than a couple of years. Options like wrought iron, look great and last longer, but can be pricier. Regardless of the material you choose, you must sit on it before you buy it. If your seating choice isn’t comfortable, you’ll never use it.
Go color crazy
When you’re decorating indoors, you tend to shy away from bright colors. Sure, you’ll add a pop of color here and there, but neutrals tend to be the most popular choice. When you’re creating your perfect outdoor space, you can go color crazy. Your deck is your summertime entertaining space, and you’re allowed to make it fun. Pick a bright color scheme, and choose furniture to really accent it.
Your deck may be out of commission for winter, but soon you’ll be spending all of your free time enjoying it. An exciting makeover is just the thing to pull you out of your winter blues and get you excited about your perfect summertime deck.
Excel Fencing and Decking has been proud to service Baltimore County since 1998, giving you the very best in custom built decks, fences, and home remodeling. If you’re interested in having a top-quality deck installed then give us a call. Our dedicated teams of deck professionals have the know-how and expertise to repair or install any kind of decking. Call us at 410-803-9499 or fill out a contact form and one of Excel’s representatives will contact you promptly.