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5 Ideas to Improve your Deck for the Summer

Deck store Calgary: Ways to improve your deck for the summertime 

A deck is a great household destination for any summertime occasion involving friends and family gatherings! An appealing deck will compel everyone you invite to your home to your backyard, where you can bask in the warm weather. For many homeowners, the deck is an optimal spot for entertaining when the weather becomes warmer and barbecue season begins! Homeowners should ensure their deck area looks appealing for their own households and the guests bound to visit during a summer holiday! Fortunately, with the help of your deck store in Calgary and other design professionals, enhancing the appearance of your deck has never been easier! 


Discover five ideas that will help you improve the look of your deck, just in time for the summer heat! 


Outdoor fireplace


To garner a sense of luxury and comfort in your backyard on your deck, installing a fireplace on your deck can be an accessible solution! An outdoor fireplace can virtually transform the atmosphere of your yard, and your deck will immediately look like a more inviting place for guests to convene. Fireplaces are the perfect addition to your home for both the summer and winter seasons, making them a versatile fixture on your deck. A gas fireplace is most often recommended for outdoor spaces as you can wield control over how large the flame is for maximum safety. 


Outdoor bar


Refining your outdoor area can be as simple as adding an outdoor bar to your deck. Serving your household and guests you have over in your home with ice-cold drinks can be a very welcoming and refreshing gesture, and this can be accomplished with ease when you have an outdoor bar in a convenient location on your deck! You can easily refurbish an old shelf in your home into a bar or pursue a simple DIY project by building your outdoor bar. 


Flowers and potted plants


According to HGTV, one of the best and most natural ways to accessorize your deck is to add potted plants and rows of flowers. This can be a particularly viable way to revitalize your deck during the summer months when your flowers are in bloom, and you want your deck to emulate your landscape. With the addition of plants on your deck, this area will pop with summer colours and will exude a welcoming appearance to all of your guests! 


Lights 


When the summer holidays approach, you’ll want to entertain your guests and household on your deck during the days and nights. Take advantage of the warm summer nights by illuminating your beautiful outdoor deck with a set of lights. Enhance the ambiance of your deck by installing outdoor fixtures around your deck, which will ensure that your guests can see those around them. You can consult your local deck store in Calgary to see what light fixtures and decor items will work best for your deck! 


Outdoor dining


A simple solution to improving your deck for the summer is to purchase an outdoor dining set. An outdoor dining table and chairs for your home will give your household and guests a place to sit, relax, and eat, all while basking in the summer weather. An outdoor dining table will also enable your household and guests to overlook the natural landscape of your property while you eat meals together. 




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