Pool HouseBeach Style Deck, Melbourne
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Illuminating the deckWHAT YOU’LL NEED: Lighting, a screwdriver, screws, hammer and nails.HOW TO: To enjoy your deck after the sun goes down, adequate lighting is essential. There are plenty of different lighting options to suit the way you use your deck – whether you’re dining, entertaining or just sitting around socialising. There are permanent solutions where lighting is fitted flush with the timber or more temporary options. For example, fairy lights can be hung along a railing, solar-powered strings of light can be positioned overhead, battery candles can make beautiful and effective lighting on a table, and strips of LED lighting can be attached under steps or along the edge of the deck. A visit to a large hardware store or lighting specialist will fire up your imagination.AVERAGE TIME: 5 minutes to a couple of hours.
The bi-fold doors off the great room opens up the pool house to the deck and pool. The wide-format (132mm x 32mm) teak decking boards have hidden fixings and are finished with Cutek CD50 protection oil to protect them from the elements.Decking: Woodform Architectural
Al fresco entertaining. In this elegant home in Victoria’s suburb of Mt Martha, the patio-cum-entertaining-area has everything you need under one roof for easy and relaxed gatherings. The outdoor kitchen and dining suite are all under cover, while the extended timber deck can be utilised for big family functions or parties.SHOW USHave you renovated your patio area recently? Tell us about it and send us your before and after photos in the comments section below.