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Refresh Your Deck for Under $300

Learn how to refresh your deck for less than $300! We have tons of budget-friendly backyard deck and patio ideas. From re-staining your deck to adding privacy panels or string lights, learn what it takes to revamp your outdoor living space at a low cost.

Transform Your Deck for Less
Makeover your patio for less with the help of an in-store specialist. From post caps to deck railings, we have everything you need to create a picture-perfect outdoor living space.
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Refresh Your Deck with a New Stain

Staining is a great way to completely transform the look of your patio on a budget. There are lots of different stains to choose from, like redwood, cedar brown, and honey gold. Staining also helps protect the wood from splintering and, depending on the type of stain, from inclement weather.

If your deck is older, it is best to stain it with a solid or opaque stain.

Types of Stains:

  • Clear: Provides basic protection against splitting, warping, or cracking.
  • Wood Toners: Includes a little bit of colour to help maintain or restore the wood.
  • Semi-Transparent: Contains some pigment to help protect against sun damage.
  • Solid/Opaque: Has more pigment but still shows the texture of the wood.
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Get All the Shade This Summer with a Sun Shelter

With a quick DIY install you’ll create a shady spot on your deck that you and your family can enjoy all summer long. Available in different sizes and colours, canopies and umbrellas are the perfect way to turn your deck into a cozy outdoor den. They also offer protection from the rain and chilly summer breezes. Practical and beautiful—what more can you ask for?


Pro Tip

Have a hard time choosing? Check out our Gazebo, Pergola, and Canopy Buying Guide.

Light Up Your Deck
Sphere-shaped string lights on a patio
Hang Trendy String Lights
Hang some trendy lights around your deck railing or patio set this summer. String lights are an inexpensive way to add an elegant ambiance to your outdoor space all summer long. Not only will they enhance the beauty of your patio, but they also add a soft light for those late-night conversations with guests.
Wooden patio with a can of exterior stain and a brush
Light the Way with Deck Lights
There are many benefits to adding lighting to your deck stairs. Not only do they increase safety, but they also come in eco-friendly options, which means you’ll be saving money in the long run too! Step lights amp up the sophistication of your deck, providing a modern feature to your outdoor living area.
Black privacy panels with a leafy pattern on a patio
Get Some Backyard Privacy

Adding lattice or a privacy panel provides shelter and an element of your personal touch to the decor. Browse through the multiple materials, colours, and patterns to find a panel that matches your deck or complements it.

You can also add lattice to the bottom of your deck to give it a more polished look on a budget. Wood panels are best for this use.


Pro Tip

Try painting a wood lattice or privacy panel a complementary colour to the finish of your deck. Need more inspiration? Check out these 7 ideas for backyard privacy.

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