Longer days and warmer weather are a sure sign of barbecues coming out of hibernation. Flowers are blooming and patio furniture is being set up. Deck and patio season upon us!
There has never been a better time to stay home and spend quality time on your sundeck. For you, that could mean a big, cozy chair to curl up on with a book. Maybe you prefer a lounger for sunbathing and sipping on cold beverages. Or maybe making your deck a pet-friendly haven for playful abandon would bring you the most enjoyment. Whatever you want to do on your deck, it’s up to you! It’s your place to enjoy however you wish.
Here are some ideas to add to the enjoyment of your outdoor living space. These simple pleasures are about getting back to basics. No need to spend a lot of money to enjoy outdoor living space at home.
How to Most Enjoy Outdoor Living Space at Home
Outdoor time with the whole household (even your 4-legged family members!)
Spending time with pets is one of the best ways to enjoy time outside. These furry companions love the sunshine as much as you do. When you have a deck surface like Duradek vinyl decking that is gentle enough for bare feet and durable enough for paws, the whole family can enjoy soaking up the sun together. See our full post about how your pets can enjoy your vinyl deck as much as you do.
Create an Outdoor Terrace Reading Nook
Take a break from the news, social media (and maybe the rest of your household), to find some solitude and curl up with your favorite book. Pull up a big comfy outdoor chair, some pillows, a throw blanket, and set up a side table with your reading material of choice to create a simple outdoor book nook.
Planter Box Library by DIY Network
If you are going to spend that time reading on your deck why not create the perfect atmosphere for it? You can enjoy outdoor living space by combining this you love. Add some greenery to your sundeck and make it the perfect place for your books at the same time. Try this Planter Box Library from the DIY Network for an outdoor little library that doubles as a planter box.
Enjoy Outdoor Living Space in a Bird Watching Patio Paradise
Have some crafting supplies laying around and a little extra time on your hands? Make one of these DIY bird feeders or bird baths to bring your local feathered friends to your outdoor living space. Birds can bring both a visual and audible beauty to help your outdoor spaces become a real escape.
Pinecone Bird Feeder by One Little Project
You don’t have to be as crafty as Martha Stuart to create an at-home bird feeder. This simple feeder is possible to make with just a little birdseed, peanut butter, twine, and pinecones! See how easy the Pinecone Bird Feeder by One Little Project is to make.
Glass Bottle Bird Feeder by Elizabeth Joan Designs
A little more skill and an empty wine bottle are required for this self-replenishing feeder for your balcony. It might take a little more focus to create, but it’s more fun gathering your supplies. Check out the Glass Bottle Bird Feeder by Elizabeth Joan Designs.
Simple Hanging Birdbath by The Shabby Tree
Don’t like the idea of bird seeds on your deck? For an easy alternative that keeps your patio seed-free, try your hand at building this birdbath. It only takes a tray, ribbon, and grapevine wreath. See the Simple Hanging Birdbath from Shabby Tree.
Stay Active on your Deck
Duradek outdoor living spaces are cool enough for bare feet and free of hazards like splintering boards or loose nails. This makes them the perfect place to break out the yoga mat while enjoying the fresh air!
Check out our Pinterest Board ‘Deck Friendly Stretching and Workouts’. It’s full of ideas on how to stay active on your sundeck or balcony.
Need Some Help to Enjoy Your Outdoor Spaces?
Outdoor places of leisure are about fun and relaxing. Plan for outdoor spaces that do not require a lot of maintenance.
Duradek vinyl decks can be used the same day they’re installed. You don’t have to worry about your outdoor living space being out of commission for long.
There are many advantages with Duradek’s long-lasting, low maintenance waterproof deck surfaces. To learn more, consult with an authorized Duradek dealer near you. Request a free, no-obligation estimate.