Deck Design Tips: 7 Ways to Add Privacy to Your Deck

We love offering deck design tips and hope you enjoy them too! So, below are 7 deck design tips for adding privacy to your deck! A deck is an enjoyable place for friends and family. From cooking out to relaxing with a book it can be a place for a party or a place for relaxation. What could make a deck design even better? Perhaps a little privacy is just what you need.

Pocket Gardens

Whether you buy a pocket garden or make one, it’s a simple and unique way to add privacy. Simply hang it and you not only have your very own garden. Also, you’ll enjoy having added privacy to your deck.

Pergola

A pergola works the same way as a tree, adding just the right amount of shade and privacy to your deck design. Finally, it’s the perfect combination for those hot summer days.

Curtains

The great thing about a curtain is its versatility in regard to your deck design. Curtains come in a variety of sizes and colors. Therefore, you’re in control of your decor and the amount of privacy you want for your deck. 

Plants/Flowers/Shrubbery

For those that have a green thumb, flowers and plants are a fun way to add privacy. Choose your favorite flowers, plants, and shrubbery and add as little or as much privacy as you want!

Canopy

Awnings/Canopies come in all types of shapes and styles! A canopy not only offers privacy from second story onlookers. Also, it protects you from the hot sun.

Trellis

The wonderful thing about a trellis is the privacy it provides without restricting daylight or airflow. Add a bench like the homeowners did in the photo featured above for a day of privacy and relaxation.

Gazebo

A gazebo is a beautiful way to add privacy while also incorporating shade and even a sitting area.

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About Wahoo Decks:

Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product, DryJoist and DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.

Deck Ideas: 5 Safety Tips for Having an Outdoor Fire Pit

Looking for ways to make your deck more enjoyable? Our deck ideas can help! One of the more popular deck ideas these days is adding an outdoor fire pit to your living area. No matter what season it is,  you can break out the fire pit with friends and family. After all, “According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits, or outdoor fireplaces, are the number one requested design feature today,” (HGTV).

While portable fire pits are a lot of fun, there are some serious safety precautions to keep in mind when handling them.

  1. Your outdoor fire pit should be at least 10 feet away from any structure or combustible surface.
  2. Avoid windy conditions by checking the weather forecast
  3. Stay up to date on any burn bans that might be in effect
  4. Pick up leaves and any other combustible materials in and around the fire pit
  5. Keep a container of water nearby and a garden hose close

While you’re getting ready to entertain and considering all your deck ideas, bear in mind the location you put your fire pit. Do NOT put a portable fire pit on your deck if it is made of wood. This can be very dangerous! If you were to knock over the coals it can also ruin your deck’s walking surface. However, with AridDek aluminum deck boards, you’ll never have to worry about coals from your portable fire pit ruining or igniting your deck.

Check out this video to see how AridDek aluminum decking compares to other common decking options in a hot charcoal test:

Remember, you should always keep your portable fire pit at least 10 feet away from any structure or combustible surface. 

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product, DryJoist and DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.

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4 Perfect Valentine’s Decorations for Your Deck

Some say Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year!  Have you considered decorating your deck for Valentine’s day?   Planning something unique and creative can be hard work, so we decided to do a little research and find you the perfect Valentine’s decorations that you can use on your deck! Not only is a nice dinner on your deck romantic but you’ll be surprised what these 4 simple decorations can do to sweep your loved one off their feet!

1. Valentine Themed Wreath

Let’s start out with the easiest decoration to add…a wreath! Wreaths can be handmade (if you’re a DIYer). Also, they can be purchased at many stores and won’t break the bank.

2. Red Colored or Valentine Themed Stringed Lights

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After you’ve picked out a wreath, it’s time to string up some Valentine lights on your deck. This is a great way to set the mood for a romantic night with your significant other! So, hang them on railing and the ceiling trim for a glowing deck.

3. Flowers

Perfect Valentine's Decorations

Ah, flowers, what better way to say I love you than to decorate your deck with flowers? Take the flowers outside and use them as a center piece for your table or scatter petals on the deck.

4. Table Decor for a Romantic Dinner

There are plenty of things you can find for relatively cheap to decorate a table for a romantic dinner. For example, use more flower petals and scatter them across the table. Light a candle and add some candy for you two to dine on after your meal! Grab some wine glasses that you probably already have for a toast of love. Add a red or pink table cloth and get ready to enjoy a romantic dinner for two.

And there you have it, perfect Valentine’s decorations to celebrate a perfect Valentine’s Day with the one you love! Happy Valentine’s Day from Wahoo Decks!

4 Easy Tips for Decorating Your Deck for Fall

Fall is finally here and just because it’s cooling down, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your deck. One of the easiest deck design ideas is to incorporate seasonal decorations! Here are 4 easy ideas for decorating your deck for fall.

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1. Place a Wreath on your door.

The great thing about wreaths is they can be bought or made, whichever you prefer. Hang it on your door leading to the deck or hang them on the railings! Wreaths are an easy way to add fall flavor to your deck design.

2. Add Pumpkins

When you think of fall, what do you think of? Pumpkins, of course! You’ll find pumpkins anywhere during the fall and the fun thing about pumpkins during the fall is you can literally put them anywhere on your deck and they’ll add a beautiful touch of fall! And when Halloween gets closer, carve them with friends and family!

3. Put Leaves in a Vase

Here’s a practically free way to decorate your deck for fall. Take a vase and gather the leaves as they fall and make a beautiful centerpiece for your outdoor table.

4. Use Fall Themed Candles

The smell of pumpkin spice doesn’t have to be confined to your indoor home. Take your fall scented candles outside while you enjoy the scenery!

Happy Fall and Enjoy decorating your deck for fall!

You may also like this article on Winter Deck Ideas

About Wahoo Decks:

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product, DryJoist and DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit www.WahooDecks.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deck Design Tips: Deck Designs for Independence Day

If you have a deck, chances are you are always looking for new and fun deck design tips!

Preparing for the 4th of July, here are some deck design tips to make your deck sparkle on Independence Day…

deck designs for Independence dayThe Fourth of July is just around the corner but it’s not too late to start getting your deck design tips together so that your deck makes a bang!

Are you planning an Independence Day celebration? Your deck is the perfect place to celebrate The Fourth.

There are many simple and easy decorations that you can buy or even make to decorate your deck/patio/porch to add to the festivities of Independence Day. Here are some great ideas to get you inspired for this year’s Fourth of July!

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Bedazzle Your Table

By simply adding some red, white, blue to your outdoor table you can easily give your outdoor rooms a patriotic touch. This table kept with the red, white, blue theme by using blue decorative glasses with a red napkin folded inside the glass; a simple way to give your dining set an elegant look. Finish decorating your table by sprinkling confetti all over the table, confetti is cheap and can be bought at any grocery store or party store.

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Light It Up

Lighting your deck or patio for Independence Day will set the mood for festivities but also create a beautiful atmosphere when the sun goes down. Paper lanterns usually cost less than $10 and can be strung all over your outdoor area!

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Get Patriotic

Last but not least, the easiest yet most effective way to spruce up your deck for the Fourth of July is by adding American flags to your space. Whether you want to hang a flag from your deck railing or add some flags to your garden, an American flag will complete the look to your patriotic theme for the Fourth of July! Find American flags cheaply online or at any party store during and around the holiday.

Celebrate this Fourth of July with family, friends, and a fabulous deck for your everyone to enjoy.

Happy Independence Day from Wahoo Decks!

About Wahoo Decks:

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product, DryJoist and DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.

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3 Tips For Grilling on Your Deck This Labor Day Weekend!

Are you one of those people always looking for ways to use your deck for family or entertainment? Check out these 3 tips for grilling on your deck for Labor Day!

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Labor Day weekend is upon us and for many of us that means fun times with family and friends and probably a cook out! Here are some deck ideas & tips for grilling on your deck this Labor Day weekend!

1. Be Safe

Whether you’re having a small gathering or a party for Labor Day, one deck idea that most all agree on, is that cooking out is fun for everyone.

But safety has to come first when it comes to deck grilling – or grilling on the deck.

Here are some grilling safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:
  • Grills should only be used outdoors
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills in the trays below the grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

Click here for more deck grilling safety tips.

2. Keep it Fresh

A fun part about grilling out is you have access to try new things. For example, grilling fruits and vegetables is not only adds a different dynamic to the cookout but is also very tasty! Click here for 9 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill.

3. Enjoy the Favorites

If you’re more traditional when it comes to grilling here are the Top 10 Labor Day Meals for you try! Click on the meal for the full recipe.

  1. BBQ Beef Ribs
  2. Memphis Style Rib Rub
  3. Fresh Corn on the Cob
  4. Big Daddy’s Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce
  5. Marinated London Broil
  6. Kansas City Ribs
  7. A Carolina BBQ Rub
  8. Grilled Tri-Tip Roast
  9. Beer in the Butt Chicken
  10. Carne Asada

Wahoo Decks would like to wish you a Happy Labor Day weekend! Remember when using our deck ideas this weekend to stay safe, keep it fresh, and enjoy the favorites.

About Wahoo Decks:

Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product, DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit www.WahooDecks.com.

Sources:

https://brightnest.com/posts/succulent-savory-5-tips-for-labor-day-grilling

http://bbq.about.com/od/seasonal/tp/laborday10.htm

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling/grilling-safety-tips

https://brightnest.com/posts/you-can-grill-what-9-foods-you-didn-t-know-you-could-grill

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