Need More Space for Your Outdoor Living Space? Remodel the Deck!

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It’s a new year and everyone is busy again after the holidays. Do you already have big home improvement plans for 2016? Is this the year you build or remodel your deck? Nail down your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions for home improvement with some of these great deck remodeling ideas.

Add Charm

No one knows Southern Charm better than homeowners in the greater Atlanta area. Most of us were raised to say, “Yes Sir,” and “Yes Ma’am,” and we know the importance of offering someone a nice cold beverage on a hot day. Add charm to your deck with the addition of flowering plants, a nice little bistro set, a water feature, birdhouses, or a fire feature. There are many ways to add a touch of Southern Charm to your deck, and we’re just a quick phone call away.

Add Privacy

The deck is generally a large open area with railing and decorations. We have seen an increase of privacy areas for modern decks, including:

  • A Pergola: This 3-sided structure is the perfect spot to grow trumpet vines or other fast-growing vines that act like a privacy screen. You can install a porch swing or other deck furniture in a pergola to create your own private little getaway.
  • A Gazebo: This usually-round, traditional structure is a beautiful way to add privacy and charm to your Atlanta area deck. They do add some extra weight to the deck, but we can make sure the base structure of the deck is strong enough to withstand the weight before we build it. Built-in seating increases the functionality of the gazebo.
  • Half-Walls: A half-wall is also a great way to increase privacy on the deck or for a specific area of the deck, like a hot tub. Create your own private spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors without worry that neighbors may be able to see what’s going on.

Add Depth

Create multiple tiers to add depth to the deck. The tiers don’t need to be separated by much; a six inch step is perfect for most. A multi-tier deck is absolutely stunning when it is properly cared for. Add something special to identify each specific area, like:

  • A fire feature
  • Built-in seating
  • Large containers of flowers
  • A pergola
  • A gazebo

Add Functionality

The deck is a beautiful addition to any home, but if the only function is to exist, there’s no real reason for you to enjoy it. Add an outdoor kitchen, entertainment area, wet bar, or other functional purpose to your deck so you’ll spend more time enjoying the investment.

Leisure Time Decks serves the north side of Atlanta, and we provide all types of deck and porch building services, to the north metro Atlanta area. Call us at 404-939-2201 to discuss your deck and we’ll help you choose the best options to create a truly amazing outdoor living space.