Selling Houses Australia

Decking Out Your Deck

A deck can create more living space and can easily add value to your home, so it's just as important to get the styling right out there as it is inside.

While there are no hard and fast rules, there are some guidelines which can help you make the most of what you have. 

The Colour

The colour of your deck is dictated by the materials used to build it, or the finish that was originally used.

Re-paint decks that have already been painted and re-oil those that were originally oiled.

Furniture setting

No outdoor setting is complete without a  beautiful sitting area. When choosing outdoor furniture, consider the size.

Avoid placing a full sized table in a narrow space, it will feel too cramped. Try to select furniture that suits the space you have so that you can move around freely.

Perfect Plants

The kind of plants you use on your deck will depend on how much sun or shade it gets. If there is limited light, Viburnum tinus is ideal. For spaces with lots of sunlight geraniums will thrive.

With a little thought and planning your deck can be more thank a place to put your BBQ, it can be an extra outdoor room for your house.


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