You have a deck, but there is so much more you can have to make it stand out. If you want to make your neighbours jealous, consider adding these deck additions. Don’t be surprised if your neighbours feel the need to play copycat, or if your backyard becomes inspiration the whole neighbourhood seeks out.

Lattice, Shutters, or Tarp

These three options provide privacy from nosy neighbours nearby. You can use a lattice for more ornamental designs, shutters for practical use, or a tarp for a lighter appearance.

When you are considering how these additions can be aesthetically pleasing, keep in mind how you install the material. For example, you can add vines, artistic embellishments, or other extras to your lattice or shutters to make them more aesthetically appealing. You can also use a tarp that matches your deck and house design.

Bench Border

If you often entertain a large group of people, consider how many seats you need for them all. Adding benches around your deck’s border is the perfect way to ensure everyone is accommodated. You can even design these benches for storage space as well for double the use.


If you have room for it, add a gazebo to your deck for more seating space in a cozy atmosphere. Gazebos are an attractive deck addition you can include for both practical and aesthetic purposes.


For those times when you are eating outside and want to feel at home, add a pergola over your dining area. This addition is an excellent way to make your deck even more appealing, and you can have several options for what design to use.


Most decks need to include railings for safety purposes. But, you don’t have to sacrifice looks for practicality. You also don’t have to go with a standard, boring railing either. Instead, choose a design that works best for you. Railings are usually considered a standard addition, but you can have them enhance your deck’s appeal by choosing a style that suits your deck the most.

Post Lamps

If you want to enjoy your deck at all times, including at night, you will need light to see what you are doing and where you are going when it is dark out. Adding lamps on your railing posts is a must to make your deck usable when the sunsets. It prevents lamps from taking up valuable deck space, and it looks good on your railings too.

Create a checklist of what you want for your deck and the experts at TorOnCa will find a way to make it all work. We can get your deck ready for these additions by renovating it to be more modern and practical. Contact us when you are ready to upgrade your deck.