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Entertaining on Your New Deck

September 8, 2019

A new deck is a beautiful addition to any home.  Being able to enjoy your outdoor living space with your friends and family makes the time and money invested even more worthwhile.  So why not make the most of your new space by creating a mecca for entertaining.  From deck accessories to deck lighting, there will be no limit to the amount of entertaining you can provide.  And when you are not entertaining, you can sit back to enjoy and admire your relaxing new oasis of tranquility.

 

Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space

Entertaining outside has become a popular reason for adding a deck to homes.  Many homeowners like the option of being able to move their get together outside, particularly if they feel that there is more space to entertain.  Quaker State Construction suggests the following ways to make your new investment the go-to spot for relaxation and entertainment.

 

Install Deck Lighting

Deck LightingWho wants to end the party when the sun goes down?  With the right amount of deck lighting, you can entertain and enjoy your deck at any hour—making the most of your investment.   For those living in the Pittsburgh area, deck lighting allows you to entertain in the warmer fall weather, even after the sun goes down.  Simple lighting can do the trick, but exploring with accent lighting, perimeter lighting and decorative lighting can really make a statement.

 

Add Deck Coverings

Consider adding a canopy or a retractable awning to provide shaded areas on a hot, sunny day.  Additionally, deck coverings are a great way to add an element of privacy.  If you are looking to cover a smaller area, deck umbrellas in many sizes and styles are also an option.

 

Built-in Seating

Depending on the size of your deck and the amount of entertaining you plan on doing, built-in seats are a great way to add more seating areas without taking up too much space. If you did not have seats originally installed, a professional contractor like Quaker State Construction can easily add them to your existing structure.

 

Fire Pit

One of the hottest features, quite literally, in backyards these days are fire pits.  Not only do they create warmth on cooler evenings, but kids and adults, alike, enjoy cooking S’mores over the open flame.  There are many dos and don’ts when adding a fire pit to a wooden deck.  Having a professional install your fire pit will ensure hours of safe enjoyment. And don’t forget to check with local ordinances on having an open flame at your residence.

 

Deck Accessories

Ceiling FansFrom area rugs to ceiling fans to big screen TVs, your outdoor deck can be equipped with all of the comforts of “inside” your home.  Areas rugs are an easy and inexpensive way to add an extra pop of color. Ceiling fans, installed under covered decks, are a great way to provide needed relief on those extremely hot summer days.  Also, potted plants are a simple, inexpensive way to add color and life to your outdoor living space.  Some homeowners even plant a mini-herb garden that can be incorporated into that fresh dish you plan on serving your guests.  With deck accessories, the options are limitless.

 

Pittsburgh’s Deck Building Specialists

At Quaker State Construction, we build outdoor living spaces that our clients can only dream of.  For nearly 6o years, we have been offering home remodeling and deck construction, with peace of mind installation, for customers in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.   From deck installation to the latest in deck accessories, Quaker State Construction is here to help you enjoy your leisure time in countless ways. For more information, please call 800-262-DECK. Our success depends on your satisfaction.