Deck Ideas for Entertaining this Summer

With temperatures heating up and the winter weather behind us, you may have imagined what your entertaining at your home will be like this season. A deck on your home is an excellent way to boost your entertaining ability. Well-designed decks can add so much to your home, helping extend your home’s living space outdoors. You should love the outdoor space of your home just as long as the indoor space and decks can help you. Take your barbecues, graduation parties, and other summer celebrations to the next level. 

Expand Your Space

The more space that you’ve got to work with when it comes to your deck, the better. Decks are custom built to fit any space imaginable. With more space to offer, you can add additional seating and other furniture to your deck. The difference between patios and decks is that decks are built at a raised level, so you can take advantage of views in your neighborhood and even build one around an above ground pool. Every home and outdoor space is different, so at Gehman Design Remodeling, we custom build each deck that we design. 

Bring the Comforts of Inside Out

Once you’ve got a deck built, it’s time to begin furnishing it, arguably the most important part. It all depends on the size of your deck and what you want to do with it. If you plan to have dinner parties and get-togethers often, you’ll want to add a dining table and some chairs. Rocking chairs and wicker benches are common for outdoor seating options. A grill is a must-have for anyone with a deck. Sharing meals outdoors with friends and family create some of the best memories for the summer. The more space that you have, the more creative you can get with the space. Adding a bar or cabana will help bolster your deck too. 

Spruce the Space Up

With the designing and building of your deck finished, all that’s left to do is take care of the finishing touches. Adding some atmosphere is easy with some lights and some music. Many homeowners opt for string lights or LEDs for decks and other outdoor spaces because they’re efficient and adorable. You need your space to be lit when the sun goes down for when summer days extend into the night. Bluetooth speakers are now affordable, too if you like to enjoy music on your deck. Don’t forget to add some natural accents as well, such as a fountain or some lush greenery. A new deck and some clever design can help make your outdoor space the talk of your neighborhood and your new favorite space. 

Contact our team at Gehman Design Remodeling today to learn more about the deck installation and design services that we offer.