Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Decks, Patios, Porches: The Best Ways to Spend the Summer.

As the temperatures start to warm up, the value of having a comfortable place to spend time outside becomes tremendous. Having a back yard is usually not enough-what truly steps up the relaxation is incorporating a deck, porch or patio of some kind. Today we explore different options in terms of creating the perfect backyard relaxation and entertainment area.

Wooden Deck
The first go to option is to create a wooden deck. Creating a space that is separate from the rest of your yard has many benefits. You can use this space to grill out, enjoy a meal, or sip on a tasty drink at the end of the day. Wood decks are also the perfect spot to put a matching hot tub, if you really want to step it up! If you have an existing deck that is starting to become out of date, consider staining the deck a bright, fresh new color. Refinishing a deck is the perfect way to give your yard an update while still keeping all of the existing features.

Stone Patio
Another option for backyard entertainment is a stone patio. You are still creating an area with the same functions as a wood deck, so the difference is mostly aesthetic preference. Stone patios are truly beautiful, and can be dressed up with matching steps, posts, columns, and tiles. If you want a unique and classic look for your back yard, a stone patio may be the right choice.

Covered Porch
If you are trying to extend the life of your porch beyond the summer months, a covered or screened in porch is the perfect option. You still get to experience the joy of being outside, but the walls offer a bit of security if the weather is a bit cooler. Covered porches are also a great option if you have kids or pets, but don't have a fence-installing a small gate is a pretty easy task.

Whether you just need to update an existing deck, patio or porch, or you need a brand new one entirely, look no further! D.J.'s Painting and Remodeling has spent countless summers helping our customers create the perfect backyard. Give us a call today!

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