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Ways to upgrade your deck before the annual company get-together

So, the big company get-together is at your house this year! There’s so much to do to get ready, and that list includes an upgrade to your backyard deck. It has needed attention for a couple of years now, and what better thing to put a fire in your belly than all your coworkers coming to your home for the first time. Really, there’s no pressure! Plus, once the party is over, you and your family will be able to enjoy the deck so much more than before its transformation.    

Now it’s time to start planning the details. What features would you like to see incorporated? Do you want built-in flower boxes or benches? How about hooks so your coworkers will have a place to hang their purses and jackets? Perhaps the deck needs a canopy to provide shade since the party is in July. This list will provide some suggestions to help you get started in style.

It’s hard to believe that it’s your turn to host the annual work party, and exciting that your coworkers will get to know you a little bit better by visiting your home. Last year when Sharon hosted the party everyone learned that she has pet chickens, and now we all understand why she always has hard-boiled eggs for lunch. It will be exciting to see everyone’s reaction when they learn that you are into roses and have an enormous rose garden with rare blooms out back. Time away from the office is so important to enhance those work relationships and get to know one another on a different level. Even though upgrading your deck will be a lot of work, the benefits will be enormous both during and after the party. Just think, once the party is over you and your family will have a like-new space to enjoy for years to come!

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