Get Your Deck Ready For Summer With These 5 Tips!

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That means more time to spend outside- pool parties, stargazing on a clear night, and having a cook out are just a few things to look forward to this summer. That's why preparing your outdoor area for the summer should be at the top of your to do list! If you have a deck, there are endless ways to customize it to fit your needs. Think of it as an extension to your living room-it is typically larger than your porch, has room for a table and grill and is the perfect place to entertain family and friends. We found this helpful article, so we narrowed it down to our top 5 tips on ways to improve your deck!

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Most of the time we are not in control of the views surrounding our home. If your view is unpleasant but you still want an outdoor oasis, look into screening options for your deck!
This allows you to camouflage what you do not want to see while adding a unique accent to your own back yard. (Photo Credit)

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There aren't many rules when it comes to your outdoor area. That's why choosing unique furniture for your deck would be a decision you won't regret! Don't be afraid to add bold patterns and colors! Most of your environment will be neutral so this is the perfect opportunity to show some personality. (Photo Credit)

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Outdoor fabrics can provide privacy, protection and style to your outdoor space. They are also very versatile in the fact that you can make anything your heart desires- seat cushions, pillow cases, sun shades, etc! The best part is that most outdoor fabrics are relatively inexpensive so you can change them up without spending a ton! (Photo Credit) .

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Setting up a planting area on your deck gives a cohesive feel to the rest of your backyard. It is also a great way to fill in any empty space on your deck. Try getting creative with pots varying in size and color! 
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Safety is always the first priority but that does not mean your railing can't be stylish! Instead of a more traditional railing, try to switch it up and incorporate different materials. You'd be surprised by the flair it gives your deck and the difference it makes to its overall look.
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Nothing is better than having an outdoor oasis at home that you can enjoy every day. We hope these tips help you get your deck ready for the summer! Want to save for later? Pin it!

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