No one wants to stay cooped up in their house all day long. But if your outdoor space doesn’t have much to offer, you don’t really have a choice. And if you have a tight budget, there’s not much you can do to improve the landscape of your backyard.
But if you have a spacious, albeit barren, deck, there are a few cost-effective ways to improve its look and expand its functionality. Genesis Roofing, a top roofing contractor in the state, lists some of them down below. Outdoor Grilling Area
Adding a grill can make your deck seem more luxurious. By itself, a simple grill wouldn’t normally be considered a design piece. But placed alongside cabinets and sleek storage, the grill becomes the focal point of a dedicated space for barbecues. Vertical Gardens
Another feature of luxury outdoor spaces is verdant landscaping. A few potted plants on your deck would pale in comparison. However, strategically placing a few ornamental plants in terracotta pots around your deck can help mimic that same feel, with little to no cost. Lighting
If, however, you prefer a more homey feel to your deck, you can hang Edison light bulbs over your deck. Against a dark backdrop, the warm glow emitted by vintage lighting seems inviting. Modern, Minimalist Designs
The increasing popularity of minimalist designs in the recent decade has been a boon for homeowners with a tight budget. The spike in the design trend’s popularity meant that you didn’t need to have a lot of pieces on your deck for it to be considered aesthetically pleasing. Now, all you need on your deck are the essentials.
But since only the essentials remain on minimalist deck, you need to make sure all the pieces are coordinated. That means you should avoid messy or overly complicated patterns and instead adopt a neutral color scheme and streamlined geometric patterns in your design.
Keep in mind that although it isn’t as visible as the more prominent parts of your exterior, your new deck design, like a roof replacement or any new home addition for that matter, should complement the rest of your exterior.
If you’re having a hard time trying to coordinate settling on a design, it would be a good idea to consult a contractor or a design professional. When it doubt, it’s always better to consult a professional.
Genesis Roofing, a top-rated contractor on HomeAdvisor, offers a wide range of home improvement services, including roof repair services. To get a free estimate, call us at (515) 200-1973 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Des Moines, IA.