As nowadays saving money is a common tendency, many of us face a choice between going on a trip for summer holiday and simply staying at home. In recent years holidaying at home has become a really common approach, all the more so, because we usually live in a rush, have to deal with a lot of daily duties and the omnipresent stress, and staying at home helps us avoid long preparations or queues at the airports and most of all it can save us a lot of money.
The best thing about holidaying at home is that you can have a great time without spending a fortune.
If you’re not planning on taking a holiday trip, you may expect you’ll get bored – but in fact there are so many enjoyable things to do during staycations. It all depends on how you plan your time and what sort of entertainment you will be up for.
A perfect way to enjoy your summer holiday is to rest, but first devote some time to implement a project that will enable you to have a great time during your stay at home. You can create a space to rest which combines the advantages of a clean interior and allows you to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. We’re talking about a deck.
The costs of such an investment are usually much lower than those of a family holiday and it has an advantage of being durable, thus you will be able to enjoy it for long years and not only during one summer. So, if you’re about to plan your summer holiday, you should definitely consider this as an option.
Such a deck can introduce a new breath of fresh air into your garden space. Good quality decking can transform even the most boring garden into splendid outside living space. Firstly, it will it increase your living space and enable you to make the most out of every niche and corner. Secondly, you will be able to organize meetings with your family and friends in nice surroundings all year round.
Thirdly, it will make your property more attractive. And last but not least, a good quality decking has low maintenance requirements, so it will look attractive and last really long without the need to clean it very often.
What you need is good planning and several to-the-point decisions – and you’ll be able to make use of your perfect outdoor decking space all year round.
The use of the right materials will help you make sure that your decking can withstand the worst of summer’s heat and rain. If you’ve ever wanted to have your quiet corner in the garden to relax or a nice outdoor area to have fun, don’t just think about it – do it. It’s not as complicated as you may think. To plan your decking project you will need no more than a pen, some paper, a tape measure and lots of creativity.
The first thing you need to do is make a general draft of your whole outside area, including more or less accurate measurements. Even though at this initial stage making very precise measurements may be superfluous, later on you need to be very accurate in this respect.
There are several things that need to be considered when preparing a decking project. The first decision you’ll need to take is the purpose you’ll use your deck for. It is crucial to decide whether you want to use the decking to have a cup of coffee in the morning, or if you want to organize parties and invite your friends and family. By specifying the intended use, you will be able to determine its location, but also specify its size and maybe even its style.
The second important thing is to determine whether the decking should be attached to the house or free-standing. This will depend on the size of your garden, the space you’ve got at your disposal and, finally, your own likes and dislikes. But, especially if you’re an outdoor party lover and your living room or kitchen give on to your garden, it would be perfect to enable access to the deck from home.
Then, you will be able to go in and out without having to walk around, for instance to bring something. Moreover, consider the location of the sun in the morning and in the evening to ensure that you’re making the most of your garden space.
When your plan is ready, the time has come to take a few decisions more. Take a look at different wood options and think about the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. And the final thing you may want to do is install a roof over your decking. In this way, you will be able to enjoy your perfect outdoor space irrespective of the weather conditions.