Enhance Your Outdoor Space for an End-of-Summer Party

Make the most of those sunny, warm August days and evenings before the season disappears by getting your outdoor living space ready for an end-of-summer party! Say goodbye to the summer season with hearty "Goodbye Summer" bash that lasts from the early afternoon late into the star-filled evening.

From quick DIY deck renovations to last-minute patio additions that expand your entertaining area outdoors, there are tons of easy steps to enhance your space for an end-of-summer party and showcase your area!

Prep Your Deck for an End-of-Summer Party

Give your porch, patio, and deck a quick clean with classic wood cleaner and brighteners to give your outdoor area an extra dash of "oomph"! Learn more about how to clean mold off your wood deck in this Knowledge Builder post or check out this helpful playlist of deck and railing cleaning videos below!

Enhance Your Space for an End-of-Season Party

Add a backyard pergola build to enhance your space for an end-of-summer party for friends and family

Add a Beautiful Backyard Pergola

Building a DIY pergola in your outdoor space can transform the entire atmosphere of your yard! There are endless ways to design a pergola and even different pergola types such as arbors, pavilions, and more! From offering a shady place for family and friends to gather and avoid the mid-day sun to providing a shade structure perfect for setting out barbeque dishes and plates; a DIY pergola expands your living space.

What's more, a backyard pergola can be built in just an afternoon! With the LINX Pergola system and Simpson Outdoor Accents, simply pick up the lumber you need locally, and get building! With pergola components specifically made to fit 4x4 pergola posts or 6x6 lumber, no planing or sanding is needed to install the ideal shade structure you want!

Create intimate outdoor seating areas with decorative privacy walls and privacy panels breaking up your outdoor entertaining area

Imagine Privacy Wall Ideas

There are tons of inexpensive and easy DIY privacy ideas to add a touch of secrecy to your yard while keeping the area looking fresh and the party poppin'! Backyard privacy walls and privacy panel ideas can be created to fit your family's energy level, home's style, and backyard aesthetic; all-in-one. Let your guests relax while keeping the next-door neighbors out of your fun with an easy DIY privacy wall.

When a touch of confidentiality for the party is what you seek, build a wall without the high costs, mess, and noise of full construction with pretty Barrette Privacy Screen Panels or sturdy HideAway Privacy Rail Panels. Decorative Vinyl Infill Panels deliver incredible backyard looks for your entertaining area while keeping your outdoor space private and secluded.

Dress up old wooden support posts with beautiful aluminum columns or vinyl columns for a clean-looking outdoor space

Dress Up Deck Posts and Porch Columns

Cover up existing wood posts or structural posts and build a full entryway that's warm and inviting with stately columns along your porch or entryways. Aluminum columns, SlateStone columns, or vinyl column wraps can create the illusion of a larger space for your home to enhance the overall appearance of homes and apartment buildings.

Ideal for DIY builders and homeowners working on their fixer-upper locales, learning how to add structural columns to your front space and outdoor entryway can help you create a beautiful, welcoming space. Comfortably cover wooden deck posts and wooden support posts with beautiful, grand-looking columns.

Gain Deck Lighting QUICK with Solar Deck Lighting

Sometimes a well-placed solar light is all you need. Solar lights are easy on the wallet and can be placed on deck posts, walkways and even in planter boxes—no wiring required. Gain a soft, gorgeous glow without the hassle of wiring or electricity with the best Solar Deck Lighting systems available today.

Help illuminate the night to keep family, friends, and guests safe as they walk around your outdoor living space with easy-to-install solar deck lights. All that's needed for a full evening glow for your end-of-summer 2020 party is one day of direct sunlight to charge. Simply remove the plastic tabs, set the solar post cap light or solar rail light in place, and let charge in the sunlight for a magical atmosphere!

Screen in a sitting area so family and friends can enjoy your end-of-summer party well into the night

A Screened-In Porch for Zero Pests

Give your guests a comfortable place to enjoy late-night conversations and share special moments with a DIY screened deck or three-season porch! Skip the buzzing mosquitoes, the scary spiders, and the large junebugs with easy-to-install deck screen systems arriving right to your door. Convenient deck screen systems such as SCREENEZE® Screen Frame Track System and Westbury ScreenRail are include vinyl or aluminum screen rails that are simply trimmed to fit and mounted to perfectly seal up your deck openings.

Keep your backyard views open and clear while preventing insects and pests from ruining the fun with three-season porches or screened-in patios. An ideal DIY deck renovation to gain comfortable shade along your decks and patios while creating a fun party space for evening cocktails and dinners.

Learn more about the basics of deck framing and building in the Deck Framing Guide and learn the specific deck part names in the Glossary of Deck Terms and Lingo.

Browse more deck design and railing style notes to upgrade your backyard space and deck in the DecksDirect Railing Style Guide. The quickest way to learn if your home is more suited for a classic aluminum deck railing or a strong, composite railing line.

The more you know, the better your deck and backyard projects will be! Whether you're looking at a brand new start or a fresh end-of-season deck renovation, give our deck designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at hello@decksdirect.com. Our deck experts will help you get the information, products, and tools you need for a gorgeous deck that you created and designed!