A gazebo is a great idea for any deck, especially if you want to make a section of your deck mosquito-free. In addition to keeping you and your guests dry, a gazebo is an ideal place to relax with mosquito netting around you keeping the bugs away. This can be especially appealing if you want a great location for a hot tub.
If you have a deck that’s baking in the sun—and a group of guests—that don’t want to get sunburn, consider a pergola for your next deck. Not only does a pergola shield you from the sun, it also looks great covered in vines and greenery.
A maintenance-free deck clears you up for more fun (more brats on the grill with friends!). If you don’t want to spend your summers sealing and resealing your deck, choose a composite decking materials which doesn’t require any maintenance. Your contractor should be able to give you more information—as well as examples of the composite decks he or she has built in the past.
If you want to be able to see your guests—or just have some mood lighting—ask your contractor about including outdoor lighting as part of your next deck. With the perfect outdoor lighting, you and your guests can enjoy your grill grub late into the night