Adding a deck to your home is a big decision and once done can provide endless opportunities for outside fun. As summer approaches we found several neat accessories you can add to your deck to take it to the next builder. As a deck builder in Sacramento we try to constantly help our past, current and customers improve their decking experience. Here are a few accessories we found.
Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD: All-in-One Projector
All-in-one projectors—which come with sound systems and DVD players included—are basically built for the outdoors. It takes just a single power plug to get them running, with no messy audio cords or HDMI cables.
This Epson is unique for one simple reason: It switches out the DVD player for a built-in iPad/iPhone/iPod dock. This allow you to seamlessly stream any videos you happen to have on your gadget, and it also lets you project video-streaming apps such as Netflix, effectively turning your iDevice into an endless supplier of movies, TV, etc.
Additional tip: If you don’t have a fancy outdoor projection screen, just grab a white sheet and a couple of clamps for an instant outdoor theater.
DIY Table Top Fire Pit
Check out this great tutorial on how to create your own table top firepit. If you do not want a full blown fire pit this is a great way to get all the benefits without having the full sized one!
Unique Wood Slice Coasters
We found this great tutorial that shows you how to create some very unique coasters. These coasters are a great way to add another unique touch to your deck.
Cute DIY Beverage Station
This is a great accessory to have for any outdoor parties or barbeques you are hosting. It is easy to make and you can use it over and over again.
As a deck builder we understand that your deck should be an extension of your home, not an add on. We try to work with our clients to encourage them spending as much time as possible on their deck.