My husband and I recently added a deck onto the back of our house. We designed and built the deck ourselves. It saved us the expense of a professional contractor, and we were able to do it just the way we wanted it. While it took a great deal of time, we are very proud of the results. My family uses the deck all spring, summer, and fall. I have decorated the deck with comfortable chairs, and tables with umbrellas. We only use the deck during the day, because there are no lights. My husband and I are not electricians. We did not wire electrical outlets on the back of the house. With no electricity, there is no way to have lighting at night. I have compensated by adding solar lighting. Solar lighting, unfortunately, is not all that bright. They also aren’t very durable. It seems, every time I turn around, I need to replace my solar lights. I think that the addition of a few electrical outlets would increase the usability of our deck. We could then enjoy late dinners or relaxing with a glass of wine on the deck at night. Electrical outlets would also give us more flexibility. We could plug in space heaters, bug lights, or a sound system. It would be very convenient. I have an electrician who I’ve hired in the past. He does a really great job, and he is inexpensive. Unfortunately, he is also retired. I have to beg him to take the job. It then takes him forever to show up.
Published September 29th, 2015 by admin