If you have a deck, chances are you want to show it off as best as you can. And if you want to show it off, you’re going to need it to look unique so that it doesn’t look exactly like every other deck in your neighborhood. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because so many ideas have already been tried before. In this blog, we’ll go over some ways you can make your deck more unique and stand out a bit more to visitors.
1.) Add a pergola
Not only can pergolas be a great way to spruce up your deck, they make a great DIY project. Try experimenting with different types of wood that will match with your deck. Additionally, you should plan ahead of time to figure out where you will put it and how big it will be. This will ensure that you don’t waste any materials and don’t have to spend time redoing it.
2) Create a custom pattern
One way you may not have thought of to make your deck different is to build it in a unique pattern. Although this may seem simple, it may cost more and take quite a bit more time than just putting in standard board sizes in a horizontal position. However, if you’re in no hurry to build your deck, create a custom pattern and share it with your deck builder. Just make sure you have it planned out before you start so you don’t waste any materials.
3) Choose your colors wisely
The color of wood and stain you use can mean the difference between a boring deck and classy one, even if you choose a high-quality wood. When you’re planning your deck, experiment with different color combinations and determine what materials will be able to get you the look that you want. If you choose composite decking, you’ll have a lot more options for colors and textures.
4) Add a fountain
Many people aren’t willing to shell out the money for a decent fountain because they tend to be pretty expensive. However, if you shop right and buy used, you should have no problem finding one that won’t break the bank. Wall fountains, for example, are fairly cheap and can be easily adorned with vines and hanging wall planters. Depending on the shape and size of your desk, you could try using a fountain as a centerpiece, then find some way of hiding the cables below the deck.
5) Add a firepit
Alright, you’ve got the water, now you need the fire! With a firepit, you and your guests will be able to huddle around the fire and cook s’mores during cold fall or winter nights. You can either buy a portable propane firepit or have a paver firepit installed. This option will be more costly but may be worth it if you spend a lot of time on your deck. Many people don’t take the time to get a proper fire pit for their deck, so if you want it to be unique and attract people all year long, this is a great way to do it!
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