Whether your garden is a blank canvas and you want to add some features, or you want to make it more useable, adding some decking is a simple way to upgrade your yard. Here are some reasons why you should consider adding decking.
- It’s usually a straightforward project
You don’t need a huge deal of DIY knowledge to install your own decking. You simply need to be able to find the right hardwood Brisbane, which you can buy cut to size, and have a few tools to install it. Decking can be installed in as little as a day, if you have a helper, but you’ll need to ensure the wood is treated and varnished to keep it waterproof.
- Decking has lots of uses
Once you’ve installed decking, there are many ways you can use it:
- Create an al fresco dining area
- Give the kids a place to play
- Add some outdoor sofas and make a pleasant seating area
- Open your back door and create more living space
Many people find they don’t use their yard very often, but once they add decking, they find a lot more reasons to sit outside and enjoy sunny days.
- Decking is inexpensive
In general, decking is usually pretty cheap to install, and its low maintenance too. You either pay for a decking kit or the wood, and then you can either install it yourself or get someone to do it for you. Once installed, it then simply needs to be treated every year, and occasionally brushed down with a stiff bristled broom to remove dirt. You can also use a pressure washer if you like.
- It can improve the look of your home
If the outside of your home looks a bit dull, then some decking can liven it up. It’s easy to get bored of the way your home looks, and decking gives you lots of opportunities to change it. Remember, you can add decking to either the front or back yard, so there are endless possibilities
Decking is an easy way to change the look of your house or yard, or create some useable outdoor space. It’s the kind of project you can often do in a weekend, and once done, it’s simple to look after. Once you’re sat on your decking having a BBQ or cocktails, you’ll be glad you made the effort to install it.