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A backyard deck has its own enchanting allure, beckoning you to unwind in its embrace. Whether it's the hub of vibrant dinner gatherings on warm summer nights, a tranquil haven for morning coffee rituals, or a serene spot for afternoon reading, your deck holds immense potential. By infusing it with thoughtful touch-ups and a sprinkle of creativity, your outdoor haven can transcend its mere functional purpose.

What makes this transformation all the more appealing is its efficiency – many enhancements require only a few hours or a single day's effort, yielding a rejuvenated space that feels entirely new. This makes it an ideal project, particularly if you're constrained by a tight schedule. These insightful tips are tailored to help you navigate this transformation seamlessly, guiding you towards crafting a deck that radiates invitation and style.

Embark on this journey to reimagine your deck as an alluring retreat, where cherished memories take shape against a backdrop of nature's beauty.


It's necessary to know when a permit is needed. In many cases, local authorities require a permit if the deck is attached to the house, above a certain height, or when it covers more than a specific square footage. This is more common when your deck is elevated to a second-floor level or above. You'll also need a permit for any significant structural changes. So, before you start your project, always check with your local permitting office to avoid any complications down the line. Michael and Son help you every step of the way.

Light your deck with post caps and lighting: ( Takes a few hours to 1 day)

Changing your deck's post caps and adding lights will dramatically transform the ambiance of your outdoor space. Solar-powered caps are all the hype. It will give your deck a subtle, low-light glow that's energy-efficient and maintenance-free. Incorporating lighting into your post caps also enhances safety by clearly outlining the edges of your deck, preventing trips and falls once the sun sets.

Deck Lighting Unit

Upgrade your deck with metal balusters: (1 day to 3 days)

Swapping traditional wood balusters for metal will give your deck a stylish modern twist. Metal balusters are durable and strong, and they come in a variety of designs and finishes. Metal balusters will allow you to match your deck with your home's interior aesthetic and enhance your exterior.

Metal Blusters

Creating a vibrant space with furniture: (A few hours - 2 days)

A pop of color does wonders when picking out your deck furniture. Select bold hues that complement the natural tones of your deck and uplift the overall atmosphere. Pink shades and popping greens will give your deck a breath of life.  Comfortable and eye-catching furniture will make your deck the perfect spot for relaxation and entertaining, turning your backyard into a personal oasis.

Deck Set

Add screens and windows: (1 day- 3 days)

Installing screens or windows will give your deck a cozy, enclosed space for year-round use while keeping out pesky insects and harsh weather. For a more open feeling, consider retractable screens that can be rolled up when not in use. Screens and windows can elevate the usability and aesthetic of your deck area. 

Deck Screens and Windows


If you are looking for a full deck makeover this will involve changing your deck's material. It's really important to keep in mind the different characteristics each material brings. 


A unique way to add visual interest to your deck is by playing with patterns. This could mean laying your deck boards in a herringbone or chevron design or adding patterned tiles for an eclectic, distinguished look. Even small patterned details can make a significant impact on the overall aesthetic of your deck.



Add rain-proofing features to keep your deck dry and usable, even in wet weather. Consider under-deck drainage systems or water-resistant coatings that can help protect your deck from water damage and extend its lifespan. These features also create a dry, usable space beneath elevated decks, which can be a game-changer for your outdoor activities.



Upgrading your deck is a fun and playful project. With a bit of planning, you can transform your backyard into a stylish, functional space that you, your family, and your friends can enjoy all year round. Remember, the deck of your dreams is only a project away!

Let's get started on creating the bathroom you've always wanted!

At Michael and Son Remodeling, we take pride in assisting you with any questions you may have. Don't hesitate to reach out to us; we're always here and happy to help!

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