When you think of home upgrades, what do you picture? Maybe you think of a renovated bathroom, new flooring, or updated paint. But have you ever thought about making upgrades to your outdoor space? If you are considering a home upgrade, think about adding a custom deck to your home.
A custom deck is a great way to upgrade your home and increase your livable space. But, if you are on the fence about this upgrade, you might worry that you won’t utilize this space. If you are considering getting a custom deck for your home or have already made the investment, our Surface Bella team has several ideas for using this space to make the investment worth your time and money.
1. Add Outdoor Seating
Adding outdoor seating is one of the most valuable upgrades to your custom deck. By adding outdoor seating, you increase your entertainment space. This additional seating allows you to gather outside with your family and friends. Adding comfortable cushioned seating to your deck lets you treat your custom deck like an outdoor living room. This comfortable furniture may encourage you to enjoy more time outdoors while maintaining the comfort you feel inside your home.
2. Build An Outdoor Bar
If you enjoy entertaining guests, adding an outdoor bar to your custom deck is a great way to improve your entertainment space. Having an outdoor bar means your guests won’t have to worry about entering your house whenever they need a drink. They will always be readily available to anyone outdoors. Access to an outdoor bar also means you won’t have guests walking through your home as often, which leads to a cleaner home.
3. Create An Outdoor Kitchen
Maybe an outdoor bar is not quite the investment you are interested in. If this is the case, an outdoor kitchen is also a great place to enjoy time with your family and friends and is an excellent addition to your custom deck. Putting in an outdoor kitchen provides counter space you might not have otherwise. In addition to added counter space, you can include a small fridge or sink in your outdoor kitchen. These outdoor additions will allow you to stay outside once you begin cooking.
4. Design Built-In Seating
If you have not built a custom deck, you still have time to discuss adding built-in seating with your team. Adding built-in seating gives you a better idea of how much space you will have once the deck is built. You can increase the space you will have on your deck upon completion. Additionally, adding built-in seating means you won’t have to invest in outdoor seating if you do not already have some. This additional seating means you have one less thing to do once your deck is complete.
5. Enjoy Some Music
Adding outdoor speakers is a great way to enhance the space if you already spend time on your custom deck. Spending time outdoors is a great way to improve mental and physical health; music can do the same. If you listen to music while you are outside, you may experience a significant improvement in your mental health, making outdoor speakers a great addition to your deck. In addition to the mental health benefits, having outdoor speakers is excellent for entertaining. Outdoor speakers enhance your entertaining space and make it an enjoyable place to spend time.
6. Frame Some Garden Boxes
If you are interested in starting a garden but do not necessarily have the space or time for a more extensive garden in your yard, framed garden boxes on your custom deck are a great way to use the space. You can add small garden boxes that will hang over the railing. Before committing to a more substantial garden, you can fit a handful of fruits or vegetables in these small garden boxes. These garden boxes also increase your space’s greenery, improving your custom deck’s visual appeal.
7. Gather Around An Outdoor Eating Area
An outdoor dining area is a great way to upgrade your custom deck. Like adding outdoor seating, an outdoor eating area is another wonderful place to entertain guests. An outdoor dining area is especially appealing if you live somewhere with temperate weather. The added dining area allows you to enjoy the weather you might not have the chance to enjoy otherwise. Adding this dining area lets you enjoy more meals and time outside.
8. Hang Outdoor Lighting
Hanging outdoor lighting is a great way to upgrade your custom deck. Adding outdoor lighting can create a comfortable ambiance while allowing you to utilize your new space at night. Without lighting, your custom deck may only be usable from sunrise to sunset. With custom lighting, you increase the time you can spend outdoors. The outdoor lights can wrap around poles or draped and hanging. Because of their versatility, outdoor lighting is a great, easy way to upgrade your custom deck.
9. Invest In A Hot Tub
Investing in a hot tub is an excellent way to enjoy your custom deck while creating a more luxurious feel. A hot tub will allow you to soak and create a spa-like experience while staying in the comfort of your space. If you experience aches and pains, investing in a hot tub for your custom deck may also help this. In addition to the luxurious feel, a hot tub is an excellent place to spend time with family and friends. Because they are not regular fixtures in every home, a hot tub may make your deck a popular place to spend time with loved ones.
Building A Custom Deck With Surface Bella
If you are interested in getting a custom deck, you should work with a team of professionals you know you can trust. Our Surface Bella team can help you design the custom deck of your dreams, from built-in seating to an outdoor kitchen. We are confident that your custom deck will exceed your expectations.
In addition to custom decks, we install vinyl siding, upgraded windows, and bathroom remodels. If you are interested in getting a custom deck for your home or would like to get a quote, reach out to our team today.