There’s a good chance your dock is pretty plain, made only of wood, concrete, or steel, without many frills. And while the idea of customizing your dock may appeal to you, you probably aren’t sure what you would even do.
But never fear. We’ve compiled a list of 5 amazing ways to customize your dock…without breaking the bank.
#1 – Add Custom Accent Lighting
You don’t need to stop using your dock once the sun goes down, and you don’t need to rely on a dingy lantern or light bulb to provide illumination. There are literally hundreds of custom accent lighting options available, all of which can add tasteful, waterside ambience. From hanging lights to lights covered by glass enclosures to low LED lights, you can customize your dock to give you the perfect evening on the water.
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#2 – Build Steps Down Into The Water
Instead of having to haul yourself up onto the dock every time, add a set of steps for easy access. This is especially relevant if you have children or those who struggle to pull themselves up on the deck. For added flair, consider adding a few underwater lights to the steps. If going with a metal staircase be sure to go with cold forged stainless steel as it will not rust and will last a lifetime.
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#3 – Install A Dock Hammock
The only thing more relaxing than laying in a hammock is laying in a hammock attached to a dock. The gentle waves and the soothing breeze create the perfect environment for reading a book, taking a nap, or enjoying a cool drink. And, of course, the accent lighting adds a wonderful ambience to the entire scene.
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#4 – Build A Pontoon Picnic Table
Want to enjoy a shaded picnic lunch without ever leaving the water? This pontoon picnic table makes that possible. Simply replace the legs of a standard picnic table with plastic barrels and you have your own floating restaurant!
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#5 – Add Kayak and Canoe Holders
Tired of hauling your kayak or canoe all the way down to the lake every time you want to use it? Simply install these kayak and canoe holders to keep your boats easily accessible. Boating is now a cinch.
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By adding some of these touches to your dock, you can show off your personality and add some real fun. And thankfully, most of these ideas don’t cost an arm and a leg! Now you can afford that sailboat you always wanted.