Summer is Here, Time to Enjoy Your Deck!

At last! Summer has finally come to Chicago! One thing that we know for sure is that it won’t last long so let’s be certain to make the most of it while it is here.  One of the best ways to do that is to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible and one of the best ways to do that is on a deck.  If you do not already have one, you need one. If you already have one, you need to make the best deck it can be, not just some boards and a railing.

For those of you who do not have a deck. Here are a few ideas of why you may want to consider adding one to your yard. Firstly, a deck elevates you off the ground, and above the mosquitoes. Secondly, a deck can add value to home. Thirdly, it provides additional quality entertaining space. Even if your back door opens close to ground level, you can still enjoy a low to ground deck and all that comes with it. And lastly, a deck can be built quickly so you will be able to enjoy it for the majority of the summer.

If you already have a deck here are a few things that you may want to think about doing to enhance what you already have. Of course at the beginning of each spring season, you need to treat and reseal your deck to extend its life, but once that’s taken care of, you have the rest of spring and summer to enjoy it.  So, on to the additions…a pergola can add a nice architectural touch. Bench seating around the perimeter adds a lot of additional seating that you do not have to store during the off season.  A screened gazebo addition provides shelter from rain while still enjoying the outdoors. Built-in planters can add a splash of color. Built-in bar seating around a grill creates an intimate yet fun entertaining area.

So while you ponder all of the wonderful things that you can do to make an inviting, beautiful, entertaining and value-adding outdoor space, give Andy OnCall a call to get started on either a brand new deck or an addition to a deck you already have.