Transform Your Deck for Less
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, protects it 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.
Light the Way with Step 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.
Get All the Shade This Summer with a Canopy
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, a canopy is the perfect way to turn your deck into a cozy outdoor den. Canopies also offer protection from the rain and chilly summer breezes. Practical and beautiful - what more can you ask for?
Light Up Your Deck with Simple String Lights
Hang some string 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, they also add a soft light for those late-night conversations with guests.
Tip: Mix and match string light styles for an eclectic look.SHOP ALL STRING LIGHTS
Get Some Backyard Privacy by Adding Lattice
Adding a lattice panel provides shelter, privacy, and an element of your personal touch to the decor. Available in multiple materials, colours, and patterns, you’ll be able to find a lattice 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 budget. Wood panels are best for this use.
Tip: Try painting a wood lattice panel a complementary colour to the finish of your deck.
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