We are lucky enough to live in a day and age where DIY and general home improvement options and philosophies are more popular and available than ever before. Homeownership is always a good sign for the economy and society at large, as is an increased interest in both home improvement and the kind of self-expression for which custom home décor allows. After all, putting money back into your home is often one of the smartest money moves you can make. If you’re planning on selling your home you naturally want it to be improved as much as possible before shopping it around, and if you’re looking to stay put you want your home to look and feel like a personal palace.
Enter decks. Deck space can be a bit hard to come by these days, so if you happen to have it, you should definitely take advantage of it. Here’s a quick look at how to do just that and make the most of a new or renovated deck in Perth.
Why a Deck?
To begin with, it’s worth asking why, with all the possible home improvement projects available, you should go with a deck. For one thing, a deck, unlike something such as a pool, is an option which can work well in terms of entertaining regardless of the season. In the summer it’s perfect for basking in the sun, while in the autumn months it’s perfect for drinks.
Wood has made a great comeback as a material for use in luxury items over the past few years, and nowhere is that more evident than in the resurgence of timber decks. The natural material and overall openness of a timber deck can feel downright summery while still working quite well come fall. This versatility is especially useful when it comes to considering decking in Perth. Ideally, your deck should be something that remains comfortable in warm temperatures, which means that having tons of reflective metal that can get hot and produce tremendous glare probably isn’t the best idea. By contrast, wood is far softer and easier on the eyes. What’s more, there are dozens of types from which to choose from Australian species such as Blackbutt, Jarrah, and Roasted Victorian Ash to international specimens such as Batu, Coconut, Merbau, and so on.
Maybe you’re not in the mood for an all-wood outdoor décor or perhaps that simply won’t work with your design. Whatever the reason, have no fear: composite wood decks can work wonders for those looking to add a little alternative spin to any exterior. These composites are generally made from a mixture of resin and wood pulp composite, and can have some advantages over plain old wood. For example, their composition makes them far more resistant to rot, decay, and damage as the result of pests such as termites. As with natural wood, they represent an eco-friendly way to outfit your backyard.
Spruce up your backyard with spruce or another kind of wood or wood composite decking.