Outdoor areas like decks and porches are a beautiful way to enjoy a moment of peace and make the most of your home’s outside space. However, if you want to keep these spaces in good condition, they will need updates and upgrades from time to time. Here are some simple ways to upgrade your home’s deck or porch.
The first way you can upgrade your deck or porch is by making repairs. Over time, your outdoor space can experience wear and tear from the elements and extreme weather conditions. Therefore, repairing it whenever you notice significant damage is a good idea. For example, you could fix hand railings, posts, and loose or broken boards.
Restain the Wood
Restaining the wood is another great way to update your decks and porches. Consistent sun exposure can cause your deck or porch’s wood to fade over time, making it look dull and drab. But you can fix this problem easily by restaining it. First, you’ll want to wash your deck and let it dry for 24 to 48 hours. Then, you can choose a stain of your choice and apply it to the wood’s surface.
Include Outdoor Lighting
You can also include outdoor lighting on your porch or deck to make the most of your home’s external space. Installing lights is a great way to upgrade your outdoor area so that you can enjoy it all day long, even in the evenings. There are several outdoor deck lighting ideas to enhance your space. These lighting systems will allow you to illuminate your nights with friends and family so that you can entertain and spend quality time together.
Decorate the Space
Decorating the space is another exciting and simple way to elevate your porch or deck. Decorating is also one of the best ways to make your patio more attractive. There are many interesting ways you can add decorative touches to your deck. For example, you can add outdoor furniture, string lights, potted planters, statues, bird feeders, wind chimes, and more. Get creative with your ideas, and before you know it, you’ll have a stunning space for you and your friends to enjoy.
Now that you know how to upgrade your outdoor deck or porch, you can use these strategies for your home today. Put in the effort so that you can make the most of your home’s outside space.
Marla Stone, MSW REALTOR® License ID: 01823712 Nora Gallogly Group Beverly & Co. DRE#02078273 i-deal-lifestyle.com | Direct (949) 709-7000 |
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