Combining wood with low-maintenance materials is a smart way to create an affordable outdoor living space that is relatively easy to maintain.
What this Delaware, OH, deck illustrates is how a simple outdoor living structure can complete a home, and it doesn’t have to break the budget. These clients chose cost-effective pressure-treated pine for their deck surface and stairs, but the railing and pickets are made from low-maintenance materials. That means the clients’ year-to-year deck maintenance chores are cut in half. The railing system will not need more than an occasional once-over with a soft cloth and mild cleaning solution.