As we embark on a new year, many of us are looking to make positive changes in our homes. If there is one thing we’ve learned from the past few years, it’s that our home environment is truly our sanctuary. With the pandemic and lockdowns, we’ve spent more time than ever before in our homes, and it’s clear that the state of our living spaces has a big impact on our overall well-being.
One of the top things on many homeowners’ lists for 2023 is home improvement. Whether it’s updating a tired kitchen or bathroom, or adding new features to your backyard, the goal is to create a space that feels comfortable and welcoming.
If you’re considering making improvements to your home this year, don’t forget about your outdoor area. Creating a backyard sanctuary is a great way to turn your home into a personal retreat you can relax and entertain guests in.
So how do you create a backyard sanctuary?
1. Maintain your deck!
A critical element to making your home feel like your own personal sanctuary is maintaining your deck. Keeping your deck in good condition is an important part of maintaining your home’s overall aesthetic and safety. Unfortunately, we see many decks that have been neglected for years, suffering from warping, cracking, and fading. These decks can be not only an eyesore but can also pose a safety risk for your family and guest.
2. Turn your deck into a beautiful and inviting living space
A deck is not only a beautiful addition to your home, it also serves as an extra living space, providing an area for entertaining guests and enjoying the great outdoors. One way to make your deck feel like an extension of your home is by adding comfortable seating and outdoor decor. Consider adding a dining table and chairs, a lounge area, and some cozy throw pillows and blankets to make the space feel inviting and comfortable. Adding some plants and flowers can also help to create a serene and natural environment.
3. Add more features to your deck
Another way to create a backyard sanctuary is by adding additional features to your deck. A pergola or a gazebo can provide shade and privacy, while a built-in grill or a fire pit can make your deck the perfect spot for entertaining guests and enjoying meals together. If you’re looking for a more luxurious touch, consider adding an outdoor hot tub or a pool, to have a full spa experience at home.
4. Add lighting
When it comes to the lighting, good lighting can make a big difference in creating a backyard sanctuary. String lights, lanterns, and outdoor sconces can help to create a warm and inviting ambiance, perfect for evening gatherings
The good news is that getting your deck looking great and functional doesn’t have to be a daunting task. DeckSeal offers a wide range of deck repair, sealing and staining services to help protect your deck from the elements and keep it looking great. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry! We are here to help. Contact us now to schedule a free deck inspection. Our team of experienced professionals will take a look at your deck and provide you with recommendations for any needed repairs or maintenance.
Let us help you to create the perfect sanctuary for years to come.