Shaping Up Your Deck |

Have a quick look at your deck, how does it look? Does it look like something out of a home and garden magazine or something out of a horror movie? One of the best selling points of a home in Florida is the exterior. With great weather year-round, people spend more time outside in Florida than almost any other state. Decks and patios are one of the favorite locations for gatherings and relaxation, and as such they are great selling points and can make or break a sale if they are properly looked after or neglected.

If your deck looks perfect then you already know the power and attraction that a great deck holds, on the other hand if it looks like the residence of a herd of zombies then you might want to do something about it. Let’s start with the deck’s surface. No matter what it is made out of, a pressure washer is your best friend right now. Blast those years of accumulated moss, grime and leaves to reveal the actual deck. Now take a good cleaning solution (make sure to get one that is appropriate for the deck surface) and get to work on making that deck shine! Don’t forget to get the right sealant for the deck. After you are finished with the cleaning, apply the sealant to preserve the work you have just done.

Now would be the perfect time for some new patio furniture. With the effort you have put into cleaning the area, treat yourself to some stylish seating! Another great addition to a deck is a trellace. It might take some time to get plants to string along the trellace but wisterias grow like fire and look great on a deck. Add little accessories like planter boxes or statues to create the perfect atmosphere for your new area. It will add great value to your home when it goes on the market.

Source by Charlie Pigeon

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