Your porch is the first thing that your guests will notice once they arrive at your place. So it is very important that we maintain its natural beauty. Since most porch are made of wood it is more prone to sag and split as the years go by below are some practical tips to renovate your front deck without going beyond your budget.
1,) If your deck is still in good condition or you feel that you are not ready to have it replaced, no worries you can still restore its natural beauty by repainting it with a new color. A paint job can work wonders and you would surely be happy with the results that may bring.
Before proceeding to repaint the porch check for visible cracks and splitting and seal it and smoothen it by using sandpaper then that’s the time you can start repainting.If your porch is made of european oak flooring Melbourne then you might want to have it treated and varnished to restore its original beauty.
2.) If your deck needs major restoration then you should consider building a new one. You have two options: Number one is to do it by yourself and the second option is to have it professionally done. There are companies known to be experts in timber floating floor that offer reasonable prices but excellent service. Meanwhile if you decide to do things by yourself don’t worry because there are a lot of ready made materials that can be purchased at any home depot store all you need are power tools to help you get the job done.
3.)Be creative and recycle old materials. You can repaint some of your old furnitures to make it look brand new once again. If you don’t have any idea where or how to start then you can always look into some magazines, watch videos from youtube or take a look at some pictures in Pinterest for you to have more ideas on what to do.
4.)Accessorize the place by adding some potted flower plants to give the place a more homey feel. You can visit some botanical gardens during the weekends to check out some plants. You can also put some plants that repels bugs and mosquitoes such as citronella to encourage friends and family members to hang out more often at the porch. You can even plant some herbs and spices that can be useful in the kitchen such as basil, rosemary or thyme. Another good idea it to replace your lights to make the place look brighter.