Give Your Deck an Inexpensive Makeover

Decks, being outside structures, take a lot of beatings from the weather as well as from foot traffic. However, you don’t have to live with a battered deck. With some simple tricks you can give your deck a makeover without spending a lot of money. In fact, you may be able to do a makeover for less than $300.

Give Your Deck an Inexpensive Makeover

The Flooring

The floors of many decks need some attention periodically. Washing and re-staining deck flooring is a great way to keep the structure looking new and inviting.  The rails could also be painted as needed or stained to change the look of the deck.

You can also add an extra touch by installing a faux rug for a more comfy look and feel. You can easily paint a section of the floor to look like a rug. If you want a real rug, you can buy an outdoor rug at a reasonable price.


The variety of lighting fixtures on the market means you have choices. You can choose energy efficient lighting, especially if you plan to spend nights outside when the weather is good. Solar lighting is a great option if you live in an area where sunlight is readily available during the day.


Nothing adds a sense of warmth and color to any room or space like flowering plants and greenery. Choose strategic positions for plants, and you can move them around when necessary. Use ornamental grass or flowering plants for that splash of color.

Retractable Cover

Installing a retractable cover makes it possible to have shade during the hot summer days by simply pulling the covers over the structure. In the evenings, you can remove the retractable cover so that you can enjoy the outdoors while admiring the night skies. This retractable cover also helps to convert the deck into another living space if needed.

Color Scheme

The color of furniture used on the deck can easily give new life to the structure. Use cushions to reflect the seasons, such as yellows and greens during summer. Changing around cushions is a great way to keep refreshing the look of your deck without spending lots of money.

Of course, you may want to use a professional contractor with deck experience to do some things.  Even if your deck is not visible from the road, a nice one can increase the value of your home instantly. If you are unsure how to approach making over your deck, talk to your contractor to get guidance. We’re located in Greensboro and provide all types of design, build, and remodel services to homeowners and commercial property owners in the area.

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