Before we look at what a bit of dino decking can do for your youth centre, we’re going to look at a few other ideas. If your youth centre is looking a little worse for wear you may want to consider making a few changes.
Your youth centre needs to be appealing to those who are likely to use it. While you may be happy to have it based in an old building that once stood empty or in your church hall, it needs to appeal to its audience. The good news is that you can make some good changes while still adhering to your budget and here’s how:
Get Some Painting Done
A coat or two of paint can brighten up the youth centre and make it seem more of an attractive place to be. Add bright colors here and there, don’t be afraid to recruit a bit of help from those who would use the youth centre. Some paint here and there will make the centre look clean and more modern.
You will need to think about what each of the rooms is going to be used for and bear that in mind when you’re painting. If a room is going to be used for sporting activities a shade of white or magnolia may not do. Opt for a shade that will hide the dirt and scratches on the wall, but one that is bright and encouraging.
No-one wants to spend time in a location that is dirty and in need of repair. If you need to sweep up, do. If you need to repair some of the flooring, do. Children will lonely want to spend time in the youth centre if it is fit for purpose. You should also make sure that the youth centre passes checks that the local council will want to make. Therefore, you may need to mend any broken pipes, damaged windows, and kitchen taps that do not work well.
A good tidy up will work wonders, and coupled with a few layers of paint it can make the youth centre seem quite unrecognizable.
Make any Outside Location More Appealing
If you are lucky enough to have a garden or a yard as part of your youth centre you will need to make it appealing. Rather than using it as a place to store things, you may want to consider making it a good place to hang out. Tidy up and cut any overgrown lawn or plants and give the area a bit of care. The more care you take of the garden or yard, the better it will be treated.
Build Some Composite Decking
You may want to think about adding some composite decking to any outside area. Composite decking not only looks good but it’s ideal if you want to host barbecues, summer parties and grow a few plants. Decking can also be used at the entrance to the building. It will look good and help to extend the youth centre a little, making it seem even bigger.
Decking is also ideal if you want to encourage people to take up gardening or at least to start growing plants. Available in many different colors and sizes, composite decking can add a special touch that makes the youth centre look good.
It is possible for you to make your youth centre even better if you look after it. While you do not have to spend a lot of money on it you should make sure it looks good. Think about the improvements you want to make and take the first steps to making it look even better.