3 Ways to Add Personality and Function to Custom Decks

Custom Decks | Priority MarineOne of the great things about living in Florida is the nearly-year-round weather suited for the outdoors. Enjoying the outdoor lifestyle is something many Floridians love about living in the Sunshine State. One’s own yard, especially in the Ellenton area, is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the incredible weather. Whether it’s enjoying a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, hosting friends, or entertaining the family, custom decks provide a great, centralized location to enjoy the outdoors.

Creating the perfect outdoor space can be a challenge though, especially in the sweltering heat of the summer months. Other issues to consider are mosquitoes and other invasive creatures that just might wander into your backyard. It could just be that aesthetics are of the utmost importance to you. Luckily, there are many ways to add both personality and functionality to custom decks. Here are a few options to consider:

Add a Pergola

Ellenton’s summer sun can be sweltering, making it unbearable to enjoy the outdoors without proper shade. Adding a pergola is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also provides some much-needed refuge from the sun’s piercing rays. A pergola is the perfect addition to custom decks, especially if your backyard receives a lot of direct sunlight. Additionally, you can add vines or other types of foliage to a pergola to give it an extra aesthetic appeal. Many plants fare well in Ellenton, making the possibilities endless.

Decorate with Tiki Torches and Citronella Plants

Mosquitoes are a nuisance in Florida, which can make enjoying the outdoors a bit difficult. One great way to make sure your outdoor area is mosquito-free is to use deterrents like plants and fire power. One way to accomplish this while adding some personality is to line the deck area with tiki torches and mosquito-repelling plants like Citronella or Lemon Balm. The plants provide a nice, understated scent and the tiki torches add ambiance perfect for your Ellenton property.

Custom Decks with Extra Seating

Some decks include the standard outdoor chairs for seating, but sometimes a get-together requires additional options. Opt for bench seating that lines the outer edges of one or multiple sides of the deck. This adds a little flare to the area while adding functionality as well. When not being used for seating, these benches are great for displaying plants.

Not sure where to start when it comes to creating custom decks with a little personality? Contact Priority Marine today at 727-447-1373, and we’ll get you started.


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