deck renovationsSo many of us that have our own homes have dreamed about how we’re going to utilize our outdoor space. There are so many things that we can do, especially if we have a lot to work with. Building or adding onto your deck should be one of the first things that you do. Here are some ideas that you can use in order to renovate and make the most out of your deck space.

Ideas

  • Consider building a “bar” area on your deck, preferably on the railing. That bar can be used for extra eating space, so you don’t have to cram everyone at the one picnic table that you have.
  • If you want to use your deck throughout the year, consider building an outdoor fireplace that you can enjoy, complete with seating, throughout the winter months. These keep you warm and they bring that fresh wood smell out as well. They’re fairly safe as well, so you don’t have to worry about any potential issues.
  • Don’t just throw your grill somewhere! Make an area on your deck that is specially made for your grill, complete with some counter space and other things. Make it an outdoor kitchen of sorts, instead of just your grill. With some of the grills they have today, you can basically make your deck your kitchen throughout the entire summer.
  • Consider getting a table that has built in games. Carve fun board games into the wood or get tables that already have them in – then, while you’re chatting or waiting for your meal, you can play a game of checkers or cards. Or, store board games in a chest on the deck and break them out while you’re waiting for dinner to get ready.
  • Don’t forget the seating! With so many options for seating nowadays, your guests don’t have to be stuck sitting on hard wooden chairs. Get something a little more comfortable for them. There are plenty of different types of outdoor furniture that you can purchase that have cushions and foot stools and all of those great things, so get comfortable!

There are so many great ideas for renovating your deck. How can you determine which one(s) are the best to use? What have you done to your deck so that you can make it your own and can enjoy it all year long? We want to hear your ideas as well!