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Add an Outdoor Kitchen to your Deck

Why settle for only a grill when you can have an outdoor kitchen on your deck! Install a prep and cooking area, some storage, a bar, a dining table with seating, cooktop, refrigerator and/or a sink. Build it yourself or purchase pre-assembled pieces. With a great outdoor kitchen, you may find it hard to go inside! There are several factors …

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How to Pressure Wash your Deck

Some people prefer to clean their deck quickly and efficiently through the use of a pressure washer. Though it’s an effective tool for cleaning, be aware that a pressure washer can cause damage if not used correctly. Make sure you use the fan tip on your pressure washer as the wrong nozzle can damage wood and cause splintering and/or fraying.  …

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Activities to Enjoy on your Deck

Your deck is an extension of your living space, a comfortable outdoor spot and often the favourite place to spend time in the summer and fall months. You can relax, read, and soak in the sun. But, your deck isn’t just for sitting!  There are plenty of interesting adventures you can have on your backyard deck! This fall, be bold, …

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All About Deck Steps

People put a lot of time and attention into deck design. They carefully choose a durable low maintenance material, ponder colour choices, decide upon an interesting plank pattern and pick a stunning railing system. Why not extend the same discerning treatment to ensure your deck steps have style, safety and durability. Your steps can accentuate your home’s best qualities and …

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All About Deck Railings

A deck railing is a barrier system formed of posts, balusters and rails. It’s installed on the edges of a deck for the purpose of safety. But, a deck railing can be so much more! It can add beauty and ambience to your deck. It’s visual and physical impact can accentuate your home. With many materials and systems to choose …

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Add a Fire Feature to your Deck

There is nothing quite like sitting around a fire with good food and great company. Fire adds a welcoming atmosphere to your deck, provides a focal point, lets you enjoy your space on chilly evenings, and can even serve as a cooking spot. But what kind of fire feature will you install? There are lots of great choices! Fire pits …

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How to Keep your Deck Bug Free

You’re sitting on your deck on a perfect summer evening. The sun is setting. Your family is gathered round. Heat waves gently waft off the barbeque and a cold pitcher of lemonade waits on the patio table. But, you’re not enjoying yourself. Why? Bugs! Lots and lots of pesky bugs! Flies, mosquitoes, bees and wasps seem to love your deck …

Creative ways to use the Space Beneath your Deck - Econo Decks - Decks and Fence

Creative ways to use the Space Beneath your Deck

While homeowners spend time planning, finishing and decorating the top of their deck, the space beneath the deck is often overlooked or simply screened from view. By ignoring this area you may be missing a golden opportunity for extra storage or a place for entertaining. With a few modifications and some imagination, you can turn the area under your deck …

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Use Your Deck in Autumn and Winter

In spring and summer your deck functions as a gathering place for family and friends, a personal getaway spot, a place for hosting barbeques and birthday parties. Most people retreat inside as it gets colder. If you are not using your deck in the fall and winter, you’re missing out! Reduce winter cabin fever by turning your deck into an …