Winter is the perfect time to start preparing your home for the warm seasons. Here are five ways to update your deck and outdoor living space to ensure you’re ready to entertain in summer 2022 or even during the winter! It’s time to get creative and decorate your backyard space according to your style.
Re-Stain the Wood
Oftentimes, all your deck needs is a fresh coat of paint to make it pop and look like new. Before staining your wood, be sure to power-wash it to remove dirt, mold, or any materials that might’ve grown on your deck. It may be best to stain your wood before the snow comes.
Set Up a Beverage Station
A living space isn’t complete without a full beverage station! You may consider creating a built-in beverage station or simply grabbing a cart and decorating it to your preferences. If you plan to entertain in the winter, you may add cocktails, hot chocolate, or even tea to keep your guests warm.
Create an Outdoor Kitchen
This may take some time to build, so be sure you work with a contractor who can help you navigate plumbing around your backyard. It’s always best to work with a professional who can provide you with assistance and make sure the job is completed properly. Additionally, you may need to create a budget for this project, as you’ll need a stovetop, mini-fridge, and more, which can be costly.
Build a Fire Pit
A fire pit may be a perfect addition to your backyard space, especially if you love entertaining guests during the colder months. There are plenty of ways you can build a fire pit at home as long as you choose the right bricks. Try picking colored bricks that match the rest of your backyard to create a matching aesthetic.
Add Lighting Around the Deck
Lighting around your deck can make a huge difference in opening up the space. Try adding floor lights to create an illuminated path around your backyard. You may also consider installing porch newel posts to your deck to make the lights pop even more! The unique addition will add a touch of sophistication and style to your deck.
String lights may also add a certain level of warmth and comfort that makes the living space even more enticing!
These five ways to update your deck and outdoor living space will create a better space for you and your guests to enjoy! Before completing any work, be sure to analyze your space to determine which areas need the most work, then start there.