If your deck is small consider an extendable table so you don’t fill the whole space all the time, but can easily fit the family when required.
Think of your deck as an extension of your living areas and style it with cushions and throws.
If you need to make the most of the deck and you can’t fit all of those potted herbs you want, look at a vertical garden as a way to have a green wall and not lose valuable space.
Citronella candles can be decorative, smell wonderful and keep bugs away, so you can enjoy your deck day and night, all year round.
An outdoor ceiling fan is perfect for hot days – and reversing the spin will allow you to use it on low in winter, pushing that warm air down.
Lighting is an important consideration in any space. Options for deck lighting include wallmounted fittings, festive rope lighting, solar lighting or even a large statement hurricane lamp.
If you have timber floorboards in your home, try continuing the direction of your decking boards to match those inside. This will create an easy flow and make your space feel larger.
An outside gas heater will allow you to enjoy your deck, even when the weather turns chilly.
Instead of removing that beautiful large tree in the way of your deck, build around it. You’ll create a focal point, and have a natural source of shade.
To keep your deck in tip-top condition, sweep away any pools of water after rain. At least annually, remove mould and mildew with a specific deck cleaner, and apply a topcoat of decking oil. Cabot’s new Signature Applicator range includes tools to make light work of maintenance.
All lined up Vary the direction of boards to define traffic flow and create interest.