Make Your Deck A Delightful Space For Entertaining

If you enjoy entertaining and want to be able to entertain your guests outside more often, consider customizing your deck to make it more conducive to entertaining. There are little changes that you can make to ensure that your guests are able to enjoy your deck as much as possible when they come over for get togethers. The following guide walks you through a few changes to make your deck to create a more enjoyable area for entertaining.

Add Citronella Plants

You can add citronella plants in flower pots or flower boxes around the edges of your deck to make the entertainment area more enjoyable. Citronella plants serve as a natural mosquito repellent so that you do not have to worry about your guests getting bitten by mosquitoes while they are enjoying your get together. The citronella plants are very easy to maintain, look beautiful, and smell great, making them a welcome addition to any deck.

Add Lighting

Add rope lighting around the edges of the deck to create ambiance and ensure that everyone can see when nightfall starts to hit. You can use brackets to secure the lighting under the rail of the deck so that no one can see the brackets when you are done. You can choose to use white lights or colored lights, depending on the look you are trying to make.

Add Outdoor Heaters

Outdoor heaters can be great for parties during the winter and during the summer. There are some nights during the summer when the air can be quite crisp, and having a little bit of heat available for guests may make them more comfortable.

Add Outdoor Entertainment

Add an outdoor television and sound system to the deck. These elements can allow you and your friends to enjoy sporting events or simply take in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature while enjoying a great movie. If you want to make it so that everyone can play their favorite songs during a get together, consider using a Bluetooth compatible sound system so that people can wirelessly connect to the system and play any music they want whenever they want.

Once all of these elements have been added to your deck, it should transform into a great place to entertain during any part of the day. All of these suggestions are easy to install so that you can make the transformations on your own or hire a professional to do the installations for you quickly and easily. For more information about updating your deck, you may want to contact a local decking company like Distinctive Deck & Rail Ltd