Some people like snow, cold and freezing winds. And for much of the year, Western Massachusetts delivers exactly what those people love. But now spring is here, and those of us who love sunshine, warmth, and being able to go outdoors without ever once thinking about developing frostbite can begin enjoying the great outdoors. Here are some tips for getting your deck ready for spring:
- Start with a Spring Cleaning: PVC and composite decking is a snap to clean. A quick spray with the hose will leave everything looking good. Patio furniture should be thoroughly wiped down with a cloth to remove any loose dirt or cobwebs. Any toys that spent the winter outdoors should be inspected to make sure they didn’t break or crack. If your child has outgrown a toy, donate it & reclaim that space in your deck storage bins.
- Look at Your Lighting: Spring days are shorter than summer days. Stretch the amount of enjoyment time by having your Massachusetts deck builders add features that brighten your space, such as illuminated deck columns or an outdoor kitchen. Choosing the right outdoor lighting fixtures is so important.
- Go Green: Pantone’s color of the year is Greenery, a natural verdant shade outdoor living designers love. Expect to see this cheery green color in patio furniture cushion covers, umbrella and outdoor linens. Another way to add greenery to your deck is with the addition of living plants. Your Massachusetts deck builder can install custom planters and flowerboxes to your deck design. Grow roses! Grow tomatoes! Grow whatever makes you happy – that’s the point.
- Everybody Eats! BBQ is only the beginning of enjoying outdoor cuisine. Talk to your Massachusetts deck builder about your outdoor kitchen options. Features can be added to an existing deck, or you can choose to have an outdoor kitchen designed as an integral element of a new deck you’re adding to your home – back yard decks are the top choice for families who have kids who play in the back yard!