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3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Deck or Patio

01 Jan 2016 by In Blog


A deck or patio is a great addition to any homeowners who love the outdoors. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and is a relatively small investment toward making your home more appealing to you and to future potential buyers. By expanding your outdoor living area with Minneapolis home remodeling, you have more room in your home to relax, have fun, and even watch from the comfortable sidelines while your children play in the backyard. And, with a nice deck or patio, you can even have guests over to watch a game or entertain during the holidays. There’s nothing better than inviting friends and family over to enjoy the 4th of July from the comfort of your backyard. Here are just a few ways to improve your deck or patio to spruce up your backyard for that next event, or for simply the next time you’d like to quietly sit and watch your family play in the backyard.

Small Decor Pillows

One of the easiest ways to spruce up a living area is to update the decor of your patio. By adding just a few new pieces of furniture–and especially some that can withstand the weather and damage that comes with being outside 24/7–you can make your outdoor deck look completely new and welcoming. Be sure to buy furniture that will withstand the elements, especially if you live in an area with lots of humidity, or lots of snow in the wintertime. You won’t want to uncover your furniture after the first big storm to realize that your outdoor couch and chair were a huge mistake. Be sure to pick out some fun-colored pillows (made from heavy duty outdoor fabric) and even a few potted plants to add some color and life to your new outdoor living room.

Screening or Railing

A great way to add some pizzazz to your outdoor patio or deck is to add screening or railing to your deck. This tends to add a defined area to the space and helps create an outdoor room, rather than just an extension of the door leading to the backyard. With a railing, you can also help protect your children and pets from falling off a patio or deck, especially if that deck is raised off the ground. Regardless of whether or not your patio is raised, a railing will add a beautiful look to an already beautiful deck. Another great addition is a screening, which can help enclose your deck. This is especially helpful to create a real look of a room and can even protect from bad weather or pests in the summer or winter. This can not only help to protect you from the elements, but can also protect your outdoor furniture, flooring, and other elements present on your deck or patio.

Flooring (Natural Stone, Concrete, Synthetic Pavers)

Another great way to update your patio or deck is to change up the flooring, especially if it has weathered a fair amount of years under the sun and snow. There are many different types of flooring available, and options will be more dependent on the area you live. Depending on the style you like for flooring, you can choose from natural stone, concrete, and wood, all of which add a beautiful look to the area. Be sure to choose a finish that will last for your flooring, especially if you live in an area that has tough winter or summer weather.

If you are looking to start a deck or patio project for remodeling your Minneapolis home, contact Sawhorse Designer & Builders for more information about what we can offer for deck and patio projects.

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