When you invest in an outdoor deck, you want to enjoy its features throughout the year—even on those colder fall evenings. Autumn is a beautiful time of year to watch the foliage, enjoy outdoor sports, and spend time outdoors on your deck. UglyDeck.com shares tips on how to stay cozy on your deck and enhance its look and functionality for seasonal use.
Create a Cozy Décor: Adding blankets, outdoor rugs, and comfy pillows is a great way to transform your outdoor deck into a cozy space. And when a room is comfortable and inviting, people tend to want to stick around. In addition, adding throw blankets and rugs is also a great way to creatively decorate your outdoor living space on a budget.
Add a Portable Heater: If blankets aren’t enough to keep you cozy this fall, consider adding an outdoor heater to your deck area. This will allow you to create a comfortable space and will entice your guests to stay outside longer for some hot cocoa or cider. As most heaters run on either gas or electric, you’ll want to choose the best option for your outdoor deck. Be mindful of safety precautions in terms of exposure to weather conditions, such as rain; installation; and electrical cords before deciding which product is right for you.
Build a Fire Pit: If you’re feeling adventurous, why not build a fire pit near your outdoor deck. Adding a fire pit is a great way to create a tranquil atmosphere and also encourage fun activities, such as roasting marshmallows with the family. Of course, if you have a wooden deck, there’s many considerations and requirements that you’ll need to understand first. To learn more fire pit safety tips, check out our blog post on the topic.
Add a Screen Rail: Deck screen rails offer protection against the outdoor elements and also enhance the value of your home. You can either enclose an elevated deck area, or pair your deck screen rails with underdecking to create a patio room. UglyDeck.com offers deck screen rails with integrated deck railing systems in a number of colors to match the other components of your deck, which leaves you with a beautiful new space that is versatile, tough, and highly cost-effective.
For more information on deck screen rails, or to view past projects, visit our website. And if you’d like to learn about the maintenance free deck supplies, deck railings, outdoor spiral staircases, and other decking materials that we offer, contact the Minnesota deck builders at UglyDeck.com today!