5 Reasons Why Decking Is a Good Idea

friends sitting on the deck singing

Being in nature gives us such a revitalizing and calming feeling, so why not incorporate it in our homes? You're probably wondering how you can achieve that and I have the answer, decking! Interesting right? Well, if you want to know more about decking and how you can bring a little nature inside your home, I have 5 great tips for you. Enjoy!

It adds a new room to your home

Making a section of your garden more useful, versatile, and accessible is on a par with adding a room to your home in the summer months. It makes barbecues, garden parties, and relaxing in the (rare) sunshine so much easier and more comfortable. Open up a set of French windows onto a raised decking area, and you’re blurring the line between outside and inside beautifully. Of course, you can also consider closing the deck area with big windows and use the place all around the year.

It’s easy to install

Depending on the complexity of the decking you desire, it can often be installed by someone with a good eye for DIY but I would get a professional in to do it – don’t risk making a mess of your garden for no reason. To make it more durable and to make sure that it will stand the test of time you could consider using concrete from a domestic concrete supplier. It's not so hard to build and as I mentioned before, you can always ask a help of a specialist to build it.

It brings dimension to your garden

Gardens that have different features on staggered levels are far more pleasing to the eye than completely flat gardens. In an area where the sky literally is the limit, a flat garden can feel open and vulnerable, whereas different levels can draw it in together and make a more cohesive design.

It’s perfect for entertaining

When you’ve got your dream decking, it’s time to invite your friends over for a garden party. A deck, with suitably beautiful furniture, is a far superior place for hanging out and entertaining guests. When they’re well constructed, they’re even perfect for holding a hot tub, if that’s your cup of tea.

It looks amazing decorated

There are just so many different ways to bring color and beauty to decking. You can also look for deck decorating ideas but you can also come with your own ideas too.  Potted plants are obviously a must. Large pots containing tall plants such as bamboo are perfect for adding dimension, but also for softening harsh edges. Fairy lights and festoon lighting add a subtle glow perfect for after-dark parties and are an absolute must.

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