Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingy deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your hand at the makeover ideas below and give your deck a facelift it deserves!
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 only need a deep clean and a new coat of sealant. There are plenty of deck finishing and cleaning solutions on the market to choose from. 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.
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.
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’re 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.
Utilize home equity
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.
Homeowners can consider pulling money from a 401K or IRA account, even though they aren’t specifically meant to cover a home renovation. This option might incur additional penalties or tax payments, but could be worth it when making improvements that will benefit them financially in the long run.
And that’s about all I have to say on how to give your deck a facelift! If you’d like to hear more of my barely coherent ramblings, peruse more blog articles here. If you’d like to witness the magic in person, give me a shout and let’s get together! But mostly, thank you for a bit of your time and have an awesome day.