Take Your Deck to the Next Level With These Easy Add-Ons

Posted February 15, 2021 to Before You Buy: Tips, Advice, Checklists.

Tags: Decks

Decks have become a staple component of backyards in Raleigh. Usually, they are simple rectangles with steps with just enough space to add a table and grill or some seating. Some people want more. They want their back deck to be a bit of a showpiece. The good news is that it is not difficult to take a deck from standard to amazing.

Here are some things to add to a deck to take it up a notch:

  1. Lighting. When we talk about raising the bar on a deck, lighting definitely tops the list. There is nothing like the soft glow of deck lighting, whether it’s on the deck itself or its railings, to add ambiance to a backyard. It’s so much cozier than harsh outdoor flood lights and makes the deck safer to navigate at night.
  2. Floor pattern. Sometimes laying the deck boards in a diagonal pattern or something more interesting like a herringbone or diamond pattern can get a back yard looking like a resort. It may cost a little more in labor, but the materials are the same. It’s a big impact for a small investment.
  3. Pergolas. Vertical interest is an easy way to add flair to a deck. A pergola will do this while also adding architectural structure and coziness while still keeping an open, airy feel.
  4. Planters. Taking the forethought to add in built in planters to a deck design adds a lot of class and elegance. Yes, we know people can just buy pots and stick them in whatever corner, but by having them built into the deck, it seamlessly incorporates into the overall design of the backyard.

At Sierra Structures, we are experts at creating unique decks with that wow factor you want! Contact us to see how we can add these or other ideas to your deck.

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