Adding Benches and Planters to your Reston, VA Wood Decks


About Wood Decks in Reston, VA

One of the easiest things you can do to add flair and beauty to your deck is the addition of planters and benches. Wood decks are extremely popular with homeowners in Reston, VA and for that matter the entire Northern Virginia area. Decks with additional add-ons such as benches and planters can really add charm and beauty to your home and not to mention additional value.

Seating should always be top priority for any outdoor area especially wood decks. Think about it, “what good is it to have a great deck and not have a place to sit”? You may wish to consider permanent deck benches or free standing Adirondack types of wooden chairs. You may also wish to consider having ottomans or coffee tables built as matching accessories for your wood deck. Make certain, should you choose to build these items yourself that the materials are for outdoor use (non-corrodible fasteners and brackets and pressure treated wood is best). The construction of these items can be included when you have your wood deck built or can be added later.

For planters there are a couple of solid options you may wish to consider:

  1. A simple box type of planter that you can put pots in
  2. A much cleaner look is a planter that serves as its own flower pot

Drainage is important and you will need to make certain that there is enough drainage and that the inside of the planter is lined with plastic so that your pressure treated wood will last a lot longer.

For larger wood decks you may also wish to consider using planters as partitions to differentiate areas like a lounging or cooking area. Using simple planter boxes can add a whole new level of intrigue and style to any deck.

While you may think both benches and planters are very simple structures or additions to your deck, they go a long way in giving simple boring wood decks character and add quality to your lifestyle. Adding these items will also really help set your Reston, VA wood deck apart from those of the neighbors and loads of enjoyment as well.

Our team of expert wood deck builders and deck designers can show Reston, VA homeowners a host of options should you decide that you want to add planters or built in furniture to your custom wood deck. For ideas take a look at our deck’s photo gallery or schedule a time to meet with one of our expert Hal Co Fence and Deck designers.

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