Decking became popular a number of years ago as a powerful solution to a ton of different problems in the home, but there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t put an inventive, modern spin on it, and create the garden you’ve always wanted, free from that ugly ex-compost heap area, or the swampy lawn.
Easier Access to Home
Let’s face it, there are a lot of homes out there, especially older or Victorian properties, that don’t have great accessibility. I’m talking uneven, steep steps and awkward areas in general. This is less than ideal when it comes to having elderly or disabled friends or relatives round.
Remodelling entire chunks of the property in order to better accommodate people’s needs isn’t out of the question, but it can be extremely expensive, slow and potentially permanently change the period look of a home.
On the other hand, you’ve got quality decking as an option. Not only can this provide better access, with either ramps or easier steps, but it also doesn’t change the actual property anywhere near as much as the alternative.
No More Muddy Footprints
If you’re forever having to deal with the kids and pets muddy tracks through your home, decking could make for an ideal buffer zone allowing some serious shoe-wiping before stepping in. Plus, it gives everyone somewhere to go outside, year-round, without risk of tracking mud inside the home. That’s always going to pay for itself in saved cleaning time alone!
Garden Use Year Round
Speaking of which, decking can give you the use of your garden all year round. If you live in one of the many parts of the UK that have to deal with eight months of rainy grey weather a year, paying for major changes to your garden can seem like a tough pill to swallow.
However, if you have decking, you’re elevated off the ground. That means that you’re away from the water-logged lawn, and all that mud, and you’re able to sit outside all year round.
Put out some quality garden furniture and maybe an outdoor heater, and you’ve got somewhere to dine al fresco no matter the weather. Decking could help you get vastly more use out of your garden.
Endless Style Potential
One of the best things about decking is the sheer amount of design potential inherent to them. A quick browse on Pinterest shows up a ton of inventive designs home-owners have created with their own garden decking.
You’ve got to remember that at the core of things, decking is a blank structure, ready to be covered in colour, plant life, whatever you can imagine, and the overall shape and style is totally up to you.
Compared to massive changes you could be making in your garden, like installing a patio, for instance, decking is vastly cheaper, and an easy and straightforward way to deal with an absolute litany of garden problems, from awkward, ugly areas to home accessibility.