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Making the Most of Your Deck This Summer

While decks are certainly a beautiful addition to any home, there's no time better than the summer to really indulge in the beauty of a deck. Whether you've recently added a deck to your home or you're on the fence about adding one, today's blog is going to provide you with some insight on how you can make the most of this new addition to your home in the coming months. After all, this addition was made for you to enjoy — we want to make sure that you're enjoying every moment this coming summer.

Grilling

One of the most common ways that decks are used is to grill. When temperatures start to warm up, and there's nothing but sunshine to soak in, grilling is one of the best ways to enjoy your deck. Aside from enjoying your deck while you prepare your meal, you can make the most of this new space by choosing to enjoy your meal with your loved ones right there on your deck, which brings us to our next point: family meals.

Family Gatherings

If you are someone that loves to host friends and family, then there are countless ways for you to make the most of your deck. One of the most common ways that you will likely be using your deck is for gatherings with friends and family. Whether that be a meal or merely spending some time at the table talking, there's no better way to soak in the sunshine and good times than to host countless gatherings on your beautiful deck.

Reading

Summer screams of opportunities to relax and slow down. Unfortunately, summer breaks are still strictly for children. So, when you've had a long day, and you're looking for a way to slow down and take a moment to relax, there's no better way than spending some time out on your deck with a good book. Between the beautiful view and the gorgeous deck that you've built, it's easy to enjoy any story that you pick up and feel like you've been whisked away on vacation.

Fire Pit

While the sunny days are the times when we are most likely to be found enjoying our deck, it's not only during these times that we can make the most of this new space. Fire pits are one of the most popular ways that decks are used during the night, and we understand why! Fire pits are an affordable addition to make to your deck, and they're one that you can continue to use for years to come. Grab a few of your closest friends, some marshmallows and chocolate, and you've got the ideal summer night.

Stargazing

Since we are on the topic of how to make the most of your deck during those summer nights, we can't forget the classic summer pastime of stargazing. This is another popular way to end the long days when you're in desperate need of a slow down. Whether you opt for comfortable chairs or you simply throw a blanket down on the deck, it's easy to get lost in the night sky and wind up spending hours gazing into the universe. Better yet, figure out when the next meteor shower is and make a night of it!

Plants Galore

Summer is a fantastic season because all of our plants come back to life. If you are someone that has a green thumb, your deck is sure to be a place that you spend countless hours this coming summer. Not only is it a great place to sit back and relax after you've spent the morning gardening, but it's also a great place to show off any potted plants that you adore.

Time With the Pets

Our furry friends could spend hours outdoors. It doesn't quite matter what age they are, a nap in the sun is any pet's ideal way to waste away a day. If you are guilty of not spending quite as much time outside with your pet, your deck is a sure way to encourage you to get outside. At that point you can choose to simply sit out on your patio furniture while they run laps around the yard or decide to spend some time playing fetch, either way, the more that you enjoy your deck, the more likely you are to enjoy this time outdoors with your pets.

Let Deck Expressions Help

When you're looking to build the deck of your dreams, Deck Expressions is there to help. We carry a large selection of deck building materials so that it is easy for you to find all of the features that you need to truly enjoy the deck that you've invested in. From privacy panels to deck balusters, we make sure to provide you with quick and easy access to the high-quality and durable pieces you need for your deck.

Whether you're building a new deck or looking to take your current deck to the next level, browse the variety of materials we carry and feel free to reach out our team with any questions you have.