Preparing Your Deck for Outdoor Entertaining

Are you already dreaming of warm evenings spent outside and dinner parties in your backyard? When you live in the Chicagoland area, it is only natural to start planning summer events and opportunities even if there is always a chance for an April snowstorm. This spring, as you start to plan your home improvement projects for the upcoming season, be sure to prepare your deck for outdoor entertaining.

Check for stability
If your deck isn’t stable, you can’t confidently spend time on it alone or with friends. As you make your rounds this spring and begin your outdoor cleanup after winter, consider if your deck is stable. If it isn’t, it is time to replace your outdoor deck space.

Check for durability
If you haven’t replaced your deck in years, you may likely have one made out of wood. Current trends and technology now support more durable decking material options, ones that won’t leave your guests full of splinters and ones that won’t require extended maintenance from you. Stop by our showroom to discuss options that would suit your budget and home design.

Check for adequate space
It might be time to evaluate if the space and design of your deck still suits your lifestyle. You may notice that your family requires more decking space to entertain or enjoy life, or that your hobbies require your deck to have certain features. Upgrading your deck is the perfect time to work with our design professionals to execute a blueprint that will bring your joy for many years to come.

Check for home value
Finally, if you are considering selling your home in the next year or so, it is wise to get your deck into selling shape. Homebuyers are searching for outdoor entertaining spaces that are welcoming, open, and easy to maintain. Choosing the correct deck design and materials can be a step in the right direction.

Don’t miss out on any outdoor time this spring; get your deck designed and installed well before you fire up your grill for the first time. We can’t wait to work with you on the perfect addition to your home.

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