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Deck the Home

Most islanders take advantage of their outdoor space as much as possible year-round. Instead of viewing the deck as a separate entity, why not see it as an extension of your home—an exterior living space that expands your enjoyment of the home interior. After contemplating your budget and maintenance capabilities, decide how you most want to use the deck. Perhaps its mainly for entertainment purposes or in fact a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. Inspiration online and here abounds.

20 Deck Ideas for Your Home

Primarily, design a deck that takes advantage of stunning outdoor views. From an ocean vista to a forest panorama, build a deck that allows guests to soak up spectacular views of nature.
  1. If you or someone in the family is a gourmet chef in the making, why not design a deck with a full outdoor kitchen? With a built-in grill, countertop, cabinets, sink, and fridge outside your back door, you can enjoy eating al fresco at your leisure.
  2. A spa-themed deck with swimming area, hot tub, and party lights is an excellent choice for stressed out souls. Luxuriate in thick spa towels, overstuffed lounge chairs, and a heavenly outdoor sound system emitting spa music for pure deck hedonism. Hang a hammock just for fun.
  3. A private deck oasis teeming with potted plants, privacy screens, and oversized outdoor furniture and pillows provides a delicious sanctuary for reading the days away.
  4. Decide on an open deck for unobstructed views of landscaping or an enclosed deck with railings for safety.
  5. A covered deck permits entertaining in any weather. A glass enclosed deck or a pergola does the trick nicely.
  6. A multi-level deck space allows for separate dining, lounging, and hot tub soaking areas.
  7. Tastefully combined wood and stone decking adds a visual dynamic to your outdoor living space while blending in beautifully with nature.
  8. Choose to refrain from staining a deck and leave it in its natural state for a more rustic ambience. Alternately, stain a cedar deck in any colour of the rainbow to match the home exterior.
  9. Raised wood garden beds with wheels are a great addition to decks for garden enthusiasts. They may be moved around your deck for more sunlight or protection from voluminous rains.
  10. A deck that incorporates a soothing water feature drowns out unwanted noise. Either a water fountain in an attractive container or a rock water wall designed into the deck can provide years of auditory bliss.
  11. If it’s more intimacy you desire, gather loved ones around a warm fire pit placed in the deck lounging zone.
  12. Wide stairs provide safe and spacious outdoor walking zones when built strategically around the deck. Deep deck steps also allow room for lush flower containers.
  13. Additionally, integrate deck lighting along stairs and around landscaping. You’ll feel as if you’re on holiday every time you head out to stargaze.
  14. Cedar benching built onto the deck adds harmony and extra seating.
  15. Instead of customary straight edged decking, why not choose curved edges?
  16. A built-in gazebo or pergola on the deck provides decorators with plenty of options for hanging baskets and ambient lighting.
  17. For those who adore clean, open spaces, go symmetrical for a structured deck.
  18. Mix elements of nature by incorporating natural stone walkways or walls with cedar decking.
  19. Reduce the threat of fire on your deck with Fire Retardant Treated Wood and keep your home and family safe and sound.
Gorgeous coastal softwood cedar is ideal for constructing sustainable, durable decking. Longhouse provides green-friendly Yellow and Western Red Cedar that withstands harsh weather and insects. Building a deck for your home increases the value and your family’s enjoyment of the home. Furthermore, decks provide a special space for entertaining guests, peaceful relaxation, and even a gardening area for a more self-governing lifestyle. Depending on what you desire in your outdoor living space, the staff at Longhouse is here to meet your needs. Deck your home in time for the holidays and you may be roasting your holiday dinner on your delightful new deck.  

Ten Benefits of a Cedar Deck

The major ingredient of building a new deck is deciding which decking material to use. While every building material has its pros and cons, you should ideally select the material that suits your particular lifestyle and seamlessly matches your home design. Although Cedar wood decking can be pricey, it offers significant benefits to any renovation or new build. And with routine maintenance, a cedar deck maintains its warm colour and finish for a long time.
  1. Cedar is popular and aesthetically pleasing in all modern builds. A stunning cedar deck is an attractive selling feature and will hold its resale value when listing a home.
  2. Cedar decking won’t warp and split in a high moisture atmosphere like several other decking materials since it naturally repels moisture.
  3. Additionally, Cedar softwood is naturally resistant to insects and rot; therefore, it doesn’t require potentially toxic chemical treatments.
  4. Cedar decking requires less maintenance than certain other decking materials, an advantage to busy homeowners.
  5. The distinctive colour and look of cedar offers a pleasing atmosphere in which to relax and blends in exquisitely with nature.
  6. The aroma of Cedar is truly amazing—much nicer than many man-made decking materials.
  7. Homeowners and builders have the option of staining cedar in any colour of their choice, making it ideal to match with an existing building.
  8. Cedar can be left in its natural state and does not require pre-staining. Homeowners who appreciate the natural aesthetic will be pleased with the rustic appearance of an unstained cedar deck.
  9. Resistant to extreme temperatures and harsh weather conditions, property owners can rest easy knowing the durable cedar deck will still look great over the years with regular maintenance.
  10. The variety of grades in cedar decking boards provide a distinct look that will be unique to each build and not look like anyone else’s deck.
Cedar wood is timeless and organically beautiful with a pleasing scent of the great outdoors. The advantages of a Cedar deck are clear and that’s why homeowners and professionals often choose it over and over again. Undoubtedly, a gorgeous cedar deck will deliver years of enjoyment to you and your family and friends in your outdoor living space. Contact Longhouse today to get started.