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Changing Your Home And Garden

I have always loved the idea of going through my home and making changes to my home and garden, but things aren't always as simple as they seem. About six months ago, I realized that I needed to do something to make some significant changes to my home, because the entire space had grown dated and unsightly. It was a lot of stress to figure out what I should do and how I could make powerful changes, but after working hard to prioritize my needs, things started to come together. This blog is all about changing your home and garden in a way that works for your budget and lifestyle.

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Renovating Your Deck: Four Unique Ideas

When it comes to redoing your deck, you may be looking for some unique additions to make the space more enjoyable. With the help of a deck contractor, you can create a stunning space for relaxing or entertaining guests. Here are some ideas to consider as you plan out your deck renovation.

Fire Pit

A fire pit provides a cozy addition to your backyard entertainment area. Consider creating a corner addition to your deck that features a semicircular shape. This provides a perfect space for situating comfortable chairs around the fire pit, and it also keeps the area away from the rest of the deck to create a separate seating area. Work with your contractor to create a custom fire pit with stone walls for a beautiful look.

Hot Tub

If you prefer to use your deck to relax, have your contractor build a deck that allows for step-in entry to your hot tub. This creates a built-in look, and it allows for the placement of seats and other deck furniture around the hot tub area for a resort-like feel on your deck. Have your contractor install lighting along the wall near the hot tub so you can enjoy the space in the evening as well as during the day.

Pergola

For a bit of added shade along all or part of your deck, consider having a deck contractor add a pergola. You can select a pergola with louvered roof, which lets you choose how much shade you want during the day. Have your contractor run electrical wiring to install lights under the roof. This provides added lighting during the night, making it easy to host dinner parties on your deck. You can also hang porch curtains from the sides of the pergola to add a cabana-inspired look to your deck.

Outdoor Kitchen

If you live in an area that sees warm weather year-round, consider having an outdoor kitchen added to your deck. This can include a built-in grill, beverage cooler, and outdoor pizza oven. This kitchen can be built in conjunction with your pergola. Have a kitchen-style counter installed on either side of the grill for a true kitchen look, and consider adding a built-in bar across from the grill for serving cocktails to guests at backyard dinner parties.

Your contractor can help you map out the available area in your backyard to determine how much you can add on to your current deck space. Use any or all of these ideas, depending on the amount of available space, and create a deck that provides versatile outdoor entertaining options.