The patio holds a very near and dear position in all our hearts as homeowners. It’s private because it’s in the back garden. Nobody can see us, yet we’re outside enjoying the sun and the breeze. But, there’s not much to look at and there’s also, not much in the way of neighborhood interaction. Unless you like nosy neighbors who peer over the fence of course! The solution is to have a deck, one that overlooks the neighborhood, is outside and can be a great place to hang out. You see decking all around parts of the country, particularly in the South. It’s so hot and humid, yet it’s also a culture of communities. So of course decking is ideal. What about your home?
Making Your Decking The Best Hangout Spot
A shaded area
You might think that your decking will always be shaded but, if it’s not in-built into your home, then it physically cannot be. Unless you have an overhang of your property, you’ll have to create a place of shade. This can be done through several means. Consider an open weave pergola. This is lightweight, doesn’t add anything else such as smell or temperature changes, and looks very natural. It’s also made from sustainable wood, so you are also helping out the environment. You can also have potted plants as natural shade items. They can hang from the home or you can also have basket flowers. These bowls act as beautiful decorations but also, places where you can sit under and have some peace from the sun’s rays.
Choose the best seating
A deck has to be tough. Unlike patios which have natural floors or perhaps use hard floors like concrete and or stone, decking needs to be made from wood. So does any furniture because unlike patios, you may not be able to drag the seating inside. So, tough, rugged and beautiful adirondack chairs are the only choice. These are made from very special hardwood. Usually made from cedar or teak, these types of chairs are incredibly tough and can withstand any type of weather. So you can literally leave them outside all year round and they will not erode or decay. Because of their large surface area, they can support all kinds of people, whether large or small. They are also good for adding cushions and covers, as the space they provide is very generous.
Chimes and style
No decking would be complete without a windchime! These are classic decking items, seen in every movie that shows a house with decking. They make the decking a nice place to sit as the soothing sounds of the chimes aren’t intrusive but rather, calming. You can also add a wind decoration, such as a hanging bird of prey that’s made out of origami paper. Consider adding stylistic items like an old oil lamp like the kind miners used to carry.
When you have a deck that has this much draw, it’s going to end up being the best place to hang out in the entire home. Start off by choosing the right kind of seats.