How to Give Your Deck a Facelift Without Remodeling
Let’s face it: Your deck doesn’t look like it did when it was new. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to remodel. In fact, there are countless ways you can improve the curbside appeal of your deck without breaking the bank. Here’s how:
Consider a Fresh Coat of Paint
Painting isn’t pricey, especially when you compare it to the cost of a full-scale remodel. When it comes to picking the right color, focus on something that complements the exterior of your home. If you’re happy with the current color of your deck, consider matching the color to give an updated look to avoid clashing with your homes outer-décor.
Update Your Patio Furniture
Just like the furniture inside your house, your patio furniture can add – or detract – from the aesthetic appeal of your home. If you feel like your deck needs to be improved, but your patio furniture isn’t what it used to be, consider buying new furniture before you invest in a more costly project. In addition to its unsightliness, older patio furniture can be dangerous if it’s rotted or rusted. Always replace furniture if you think it’s too old to continue using.
Just Add Water
It doesn’t matter how big or small your deck is; you can find a decorative fountain to fit your space. Many fountains are pleasant to the eye and the ear, and come in a variety of styles – from ornate and traditional to modern and sleek.
Try Adding Some Accent Pieces
Exterior design is more than patio color and outdoor furniture. Check out a nearby home improvement store to find bold and colorful accents – they’ll make your deck look cohesive, cared for, and welcoming. If you use your deck in the evening, consider getting umbrella lights or other fixtures for a cozy ambiance.
Some bold, yet inexpensive decorating pieces include:
- Large, decorative potted plants
- A colorful tablecloth
- New seat cushions
- Outdoor decorative pillows
- Figurines and sculptures
How to Keep Your Deck Looking Ageless
Waterproofing your deck can keep it looking new for many years. If you’ve recently installed a deck or are considering a deck remodeling project, Capital Deck & Stair Waterproofing can help you defy unsightly wear and tear from weather and exposure. We’ll even give you a free estimate – so contact our Los Angeles deck waterproofing team today!