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Ways to Spruce up Your Patio or Deck for Summer

Categories: DIY Tips & Tricks | Posted: May 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Ways to Spruce up Your Patio or Deck for Summer

With Spring in full swing and Summer right around the corner, using your patio is the perfect way to enjoy the weather.

Screened in porches are quickly becoming one of the most popular trends in new homes in Opelika, AL; all the benefits of nice weather, minus the mosquitoes and well, the weather. Many people who have a screened in porch use it like an outdoor living room. Screened in porches can host comfy furniture, mini fridges, ceiling fans,  lamps, and accent tables as long as they can withstand humidity and changes in temperature.

Fire pits and chimneys are a fantastic way to enjoy your patio under the stars. New homes in Opelika, AL offer features like fire pits, which can either be built directly into to your patio or they can be mobile. Some fire pits take artistic measures like an inlayed mosaic design, or ornate brick pattern for a truly unique and beautiful

Stringing weatherproof Christmas lights overhead can help give your deck or patio chic and ambient light at night when entertaining guests or hosting barbeques.  Walkways and gardens can be decorated with solar-powered glass orbs, which offer a beautiful glow for hours after the sun goes down while helping guide guests around your  new homes in Opelika, AL.

Power washing your deck and re-staining it can also give it a fresh and crisp look for the Summer. A belt sander can help make quick work of rough spots, making your deck safer and more visually appealing. Make sure to choose a quality stain that will protect and seal your wood from weathering and termite damage. Sealing your deck can help protect its structural integrity and natural beauty longer.

However you decide to spruce up your deck or patio, make sure you enjoy your Summer to the fullest!

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