Three simple but fun ways to bring your old deck back to life

Three simple but fun ways to bring your old deck back to life

Decks are not only a wonderful way to enjoy the good weather in the company of family and friends – a deck will add value to your home and increase appeal for potential buyers.

Personalized outdoor living areas and customized decks and are popular these days so if you can afford to do your old deck up to entice more people, by all means – the investment is bound to pay off.

If, on the other hand, you are not in the position to spend too much money renovating your tired deck or building a new one, there are other ways you can bring it back to life. Believe it or not, it takes only a few hours to transform your old deck into a welcoming outdoor oasis. Here are a few affordable suggestions that you, your family, and your potential buyers will love:

  1. Give your outdoor furniture a make-over
    Don’t worry, you don’t need a design guru. All it takes is a fresh coat of paint in a color that compliments your home while still making a statement, and you have a winner! You can go for a more bohemian distressed look or if you prefer a more contemporary touch, metals can also be transformed with some sanding and high-quality spray paint. And if you are lacking precisely that – outdoor furniture, and don’t want to break your bank, keep an eye out for the many treasures you can find in junkyards and thrifstores throughout the country.

  2. Accessorize! 
    Contemporary, vibrant accents will help you disguise the least desirable areas of your deck and highlight the potential for fun and entertainment. A few outdoor pillows and some large, rustic pots is all it takes to distract the eye of the buyer from the least desirable parts of your deck.

  3. Yes, you guessed it – take it outside that box! 
    Whether it is for your own enjoyment or for to show off at open houses, always keep it interesting. How about a colourful shade or umbrella? Or a vertical herb garden? Or transform an old pot of plant into a serene fountain? 

Whether you take one or all our suggestions on board, talk to the team ad LB Handyman for practical tips to help you implement them.

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