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Make Your Deck a Destination!

As the weather is finally warming up in northeast, many of us are longing to spend more of our free time outside. Whether you like to soak in some early morning or late afternoon sunshine or take advantage of the warmer nights coming our way, the best destination for any activity is closer than you think. Take a breather from the local pub or coffee shop, and turn your deck into your favorite hangout!

Create Your Own Local Destination

As one of our top 5 deck design trends of 2018, transforming your deck into something special is definitely the most fun!

    • Rejuvenating Mornings: Why go to the neighborhood coffee shop when you can head to a place that always has a table open and your coffee in stock? Keep those pajamas on and step aside in comfort to enjoy your favorite brew. Or consider the beauty of your own yoga space right outside. As the sun comes up, you’ll be well into your sequence.
    • Relaxing Afternoons: After a long day at work, time and space to unwind is a must. There’s no need to go in search of a place to go that will offer what you need. Simply, walk out onto your deck and breathe deep. Add a freestanding hammock and you’ll be ready to enjoy a peaceful afternoon out back.
    • Lively (or Lowkey) Nights: Bars have long been a destination for a night off, and breweries have become quite popular. Why not create your own vibe on your very own dream deck ready? The closest hot spot is even closer than you realize! Plus with the addition of specialty lighting beneath your rails or within your steps, you decide when last call is.

Transform Your Deck Into a Replica of Your Favorite Resort!

Beyond your local favorites, you can choose specific color combination and design your furniture choices to replicate the vibe of your dream vacation destination. From the southwest to to island flair, from Old World & Traditional to Contemporary & Modern, your deck can be anything you can imagine.

Harmony Decking: The (Destination) Deck Experts

For a deck that makes you happier than ever to be home, call Harmony Decking. We will help you create your own private oasis or happening hot spot right in your own backyard. Don’t waste another beautiful day—call us today!

How to Enjoy Your Deck at Night

how to enjoy your deck at night

Your deck is perfect for spending summer days outside. But what about summer nights? Maybe you’re lacking enough outdoor lighting to keep reading your book after the sun goes down, or maybe you find yourself constantly swatting at mosquitos.

At Harmony Decking, we want to make sure that our customers can enjoy their outdoor living spaces to the fullest, even after sunset. Fortunately, you can make some easy modifications to your deck that will allow you to maximize its enjoyment potential on those warm summer evenings. Here are some simple tips for how to enjoy your deck at night.

  • Add deck lighting. Deck lighting can be both beautiful and practical, and there are so many options that compliment the design of your deck. Add accent lights, in-deck lights, riser lights, rail lights, and cap lights to create a warm glow that will make your deck safer to navigate and provide enough light to keep the party going.
  • Keep mosquitos away. Mosquitos and other flying insects can be a real nuisance at night, and also happen to be attracted to the lighting (and the people) on your deck. Wearing bug spray 24/7 isn’t ideal. Luckily, a light wind is a very effective natural repellant, so a simple fix is to install a fan or two. If you don’t like feeling the breeze, you can try decorating your deck with potted plants that are known to repel mosquitoes (such as marigolds, catnip, and lavender). Make sure to eliminate sources of standing water, such as birdbaths, so the mosquitoes will have fewer places to lay their eggs.
  • Make it warm and cozy. Even during the summer, nights can get a little chilly. Consider having some cozy blankets stored nearby for you and your guests–look for benches and other deck furniture that contain built-in storage space. You can also consider installing a heat lamp or propane patio heater. A patio heater is an attractive addition to your deck that can also kick out some serious warmth, allowing you to enjoy your deck at night and as the weather gets cooler.

Harmony Decking is Here to Help

Summer isn’t over yet–there’s still time to make improvements to your deck while the weather is warm! At Harmony Decking, we’re ready to help you choose deck design and lighting options that will help you enjoy your deck all day long and all year round. Contact us to talk about how our experienced and friendly professionals can get the job done right.

What To Do With Patio Furniture During The Winter

What To Do With Patio Furniture In The Winter

It may be a little early for Christmas music, but before you know it the temperatures will drop and snow will be falling! As exciting as this time of year can be, it definitely leaves homeowners with a fair share of work to do to keep their homes safe and clean all winter long.

For those of us with well-used decks, part of our job when winter comes is to take care of our patio furniture. But does that mean hiding it inside completely? Or is it strong enough to brave the weather on its own?

In this blog, Harmony Decking will tell you about the different types of patio furniture and help you figure out which is best for your deck and lifestyle.

Types of Patio Furniture

With most types of deck furniture, forgetting about it and leaving it out all winter can cause a lot of damage. However, not all types need to be hidden away during the cold. If you’re thinking about buying new outdoor furniture and know you won’t have the time or energy to move it inside for winter, consider buying a variety that can withstand the winter months. Here’s a list of the different types of outdoor furniture:

Wicker: Leaving furniture made with wicker material outside during the winter is no good. Wicker can expand and contract with the snow, which can cause it to break.

Steel: Steel-framed furniture is another type that just won’t be able to handle the cold weather. Too much water and ice can cause it to rust or crack. Take it inside before it gets too damaged and touch up any scratches so it looks fresh for the spring.

Aluminum: This is the good stuff when it comes to weather durability! Furniture made with aluminum is the toughest of all patio furniture. Aluminum furniture can be left out all year round. So whether you’re too busy or just too darn lazy to bring it in, buy yourself aluminum table and chairs!

Natural Stone: Natural elements oftentimes come with cracks and crevices – which are perfect hiding places for water. Like wicker furniture, water can expand and contract and ruin what was once your favorite outdoor tabletop!

Fabric Materials: This one’s probably a no-brainer. Fabric materials should always be brought in for the winter. They’re delicate and weak when it comes to harsh weather and can be damaged easily.

Call Harmony Decking Today!

If you’re looking to get all decked out and want a patio of your own, contact Harmony Decking today! You can check out pictures of our work on our website. We’re a company started by two friends who value honesty, so with us you’ll always get great work for a fair price! Call Harmony Decking today so we can prove that when you work with us, your project is in good hands.