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4 Tips for Creating a Versatile Outdoor Living Space

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From your morning coffee and a yoga session, to a summer barbecue and everything in between, a deck or patio can add value to your home and your quality of life. A deck can be the most multifunctional space in your home if you design it properly! Whether you’re starting from scratch or just browsing for new ideas, here are four simple tips to transform your deck space into a multifunctional outdoor living space.

  • Fire ring, chimenea, torches, etc.  Everyone enjoys hanging out by a fire no matter the season. A fire source makes a great gathering place, as well as a spot to relax on your own. And how about s’mores?! A fire source creates the perfect hangout spot all year round! (Please be sure you follow proper fire safety measures at all times, and always have a working fire extinguisher nearby.)
  • Seating.  Whether you prefer a full dining table, comfy lounge chairs, or a bare floor with yoga mats, your version of comfortable seating will transform your bare deck into a living area. Consider what kind of activities you’ll be doing on your deck, as well as how many people you want to comfortably accommodate, and choose a seating arrangement that best suits your needs.
  • Umbrella/shade/weather protection.  Like a fire pit, protection from the elements extends the amount of time you can comfortably spend on your deck. Consider table umbrellas or awnings and enjoy time outdoors rain or shine.  You might even consider roll-up or retractable mosquito netting for those buggy summer mornings and evenings. Imagine unwinding with a cup of tea next to the fire under a soft rain. Heaven!
  • Plants. Plants bring lively energy to any space, and they can be fun to care for too. There are dozens of options for plants, including potted plants, hanging plants, or a small vegetable garden. How about a garden that yields fresh summer salad ingredients to be enjoyed al fresco? On your deck, of course!

The good news is that you can make your deck a beautiful outdoor area that reflects your interests and personal taste. With a bit of imagination and creativity, you’ll be enjoying days outdoors all year round!

Harmony Decking is here to help you with your deck from start to finish. Have a particular idea that’s a little wild or unique? Ask us about it! We’ll custom design and build the deck of your dreams. Get some ideas from our photos!

Harmony Decking
532 Cornell Drive, Warrington, PA 18976

Phone: 215-290-7727
Email: harmonydecking@verizon.net

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