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4 Things to Make Your Deck the Envy of the Block

A deck is a perfect place to spend time with friends and family all year long. It’s worth investing a bit of time up front to cover all of the details. Here are a few things that will make your deck the best one in your neighborhood.

Quick and Accurate Installation

Leveling a deck is often one of the most tedious, labor-instensive steps in the installation, but it doesn’t have to be. Using adjustable deck pedestals make that process a breeze, helping to ensure a perfectly level deck surface and to expedite the installation in time for your next big event.

Attractive Lighting Solutions

Make a deck into the perfect party area with just the right kind of mood lighting. Adjustable porch lights are great start, but try adding string lights, rope lights, battery-operated lanterns or even tiki torches. Consider including some festive lighting options to decorate for special gatherings or holidays too. Whatever you chose, opt for weather-proof lighting solutions which will be able to withstand the elements.

The Perfect Fire Pit

A deck party is made infinitely more fun with a good bonfire. Check with your city code first, before you get started. Then, check out your set-up: choosing a flame-resistant surface (or creating a no-burn zone) is a good start, but you’ll also need to set it up well away from railings, plants and furiture. A special fire pit pad is also an excelletn choice for protecting the deck surface. If none of these options will work for you, a low-temperature gas-fueled pit may suit your needs, or a small tabletop fire element might be an attractive solution. If all else fails, candles or tabletop lanterns may help add a touch of warmth to your space, with a much lower risk of melting or burning something (though you should still never leave any of these fires unattended).

Comfy Outdoor Furniture

Although simple folding chairs and tables might do the trick for the occasional gathering, a more permanent solution of outdoor furniture is a better bet. Choose some weather-resistant furnishings with heavy bases to ensure that they stay put and look great all season long, or consider investing in furniture covers and anchors for when they’re not in use. Opt for fun, vibrant colors to really set the mood for your next party.

Decks are a fun addition to almost any home. A welcoming, stylish outdoor space is a worthy investment for hosting get-togethers with those you love.