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Summer Deck Upgrades: 5 Tips to Elevate Your Outdoor Space for the Season

As the sun begins to shine and the temperate rises across Northern Virginia, it's time to transofrm your deck into the ultimate summer oasis. With a few strategic upgrades, you can create a space that's perfect for soaking up the sun, hosting gatherings with friends and family, and enjoying the warm summer eveings. Let's explore some exciting deck upgrades you can incorporate to elevate your outdoor living space this summer!



White pergola on a Deck in Northern Virginia


1. Refresh your Deck Design

If your space is already built and ready to go, start by giving your deck a fresh new look with some design updates. Consider adding vibrant outdoor rugs, colorful throw pillows, and stylish outdoor furtniture to create a welcoming and inviting vibe. Opt for materials that are durable and weather resistant to withstand the Northern Virginia summer showers while still adding a pop of style to your outdoor space.


2. Add Shade and Comfort: Consider a Pergola

Keep cool on hot summer days by adding shade options to your deck. Install a pergola or awning for year-round function or invest in an umbrella for a temporary solution (but be sure to brace it against summer storms!). A pergola with climbing vines or campoy adds shade and style to your deck. Don't forget to include comfortable seating options like hammocks, lounge chairs, or outdoor sofas where you can relax and unwind in the shade.


3. Upgrade your lighting

Extend the enjoyment of your deck into the eveing hours with strategic lighing upgrades. Incorperate LED deck lights, string lights, or solar-powered lanterns to create a warm and inviting ambiance. Lighting not only enhances the beauty of your deck but also improves safety and visiblity, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space well into the night. Don't forget to turn them off manually set up timers when you're not using them to avoid confusing wildlife!


4. Install Outdoor Cooking & Dining Features

Takey our summer gatherings to the next level by adding outdoor cookign and dining features to your deck. Install a built-in grill, outdoor kitchen, or pizza oven where you can cook up delicious meals. Pair it with a dining table and chairs or a fun picnic area where you can enjoy your food with friends and family while soaking up the sun and taking in the summer breeze. Don't know where to start when it comes to adding an outdoor kitchen? Our expert team can help you create a plan and bring it to life in no-time.


5. Create a Relaxation Zone

Transform that neglected corner of your deck into a tranquil relaxation zone where you can escape from the notorious hustle and bustle of NoVa life. Add a hammock, hanging chair, or outdoor daybed for lounging and napping in the sun. Surround the area with potted plants, fragrant flowers, and soothing water features to create a serene and calming retreat right in your backyard.


These tips are just the start, but incorperating them will take your outdoor living space to the next level and create the backdrop for unforgettable memories for years to come! Reach out to Moore Designs & Outdoor Living today to get started bringing your dream outdoor space to life.

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