Get “DECK”ed out and ready for summer evenings outdoors by updating your space with one or more of these great DIY projects, ranging from simple to advanced.
Install a gas-fueled fire pit to add the perfect touch to an evening outdoors with loved ones—without the hassle and mess of actually burning wood! Project inspiration via HGTV Gardens.
Install a canopy shade and string lights to add a touch of softness and even romance to your deck ambiance. Project inspiration via Shelterness.
Add a decorative outdoor rug underneath the patio furniture for a pop of color and design. Project inspiration via View Along The Way.
Create the ultimate grilling station by building a grill surround using wall block. This gives you much more space to work with while grilling AND it looks pretty too! Project inspiration via Lowe’s.
This fabulous piece of furniture doubles as seating AND storage—just what you need for your deck space. Project inspiration via Sand & Sisal.
Build a pergola over your deck to provide a moderate amount of shade, to add beauty and interest, to hang lights from, or even to grow plants on. Project inspiration via DIY Network.
Create a table from a pallet. A table like this would give your deck such a gorgeous rustic feel. Plus this is totally do it yourself!
Image from My Green Glasses
If your patio furniture needs an update, but you don’t want to purchase a completely different set. Spruce it up by applying a coat of paint!
If you are in need of some serious upgrading, try painting a fun design on your deck. This doubles as a checker board!
Image from Southern Hospitality
Install planters. Plant flowers in planters on your deck railing, it adds a pop of color to your outdoor space!