5 Dock Accessories to Elevate Lakefront Living this Summer
It may seem like winter is here to stay, but the summer sun and days spent lounging around the lake will soon be here. While you wait, beat the winter blues by planning a dock design that incorporates some of our most popular dock accessories.
Whether you enjoy reading on your favourite lounge chair, fishing or entertaining, there are so many different ways to upscale this year’s lakefront living.
Make it safe
Some docks simply exist as a gateway to the boat lift. If this sounds like your dock, there are ways to make sure it’s as functional as possible. Aluminum ramps and ladders make stepping off the shore and onto your dock easier and safer. In fact, Grandma Jones inspired the access ramps built and installed by Shoreline, when accessing the boat became a little bit more difficult.
You may also want to consider adding swim ladders for safe and convenient access to the water for the swimmers in your family. If you find yourself parking your boat along your dock often, the addition of bumpers can help protect your boat and extend the life of your dock.
Make a statement
If you’re swelling with Canadian pride, a flagpole might be the one dock accessory that elevates your shoreline structure. From pride flags to pirate flags, a flagpole can definitely step up your dock game.
Make it cozy
If your dock has the space, we highly recommend outfitting your dock with lounge chairs and an umbrella. The Okanagan sun can get really warm during the peak season, so an umbrella can offer shade, allowing you and your family to enjoy the dock all day long. Bring a cooler from the house and be prepared to soak up the sun and lifestyle that only living on the lake can provide.
Make it bright
Now that you’ve enjoyed the entire day on your dock, add some lights, and enjoy the evening too. If you and your boat find yourself on the water beyond sunset, dock lights can also help you guide your boat dockside or onto the lift. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect lights to reflect your personal style.
Make some space
If you’ve built up a collection of paddleboards, you know they take up a lot of surface space on your dock when not in use. To free up some of that desired space, consider installing aluminum paddleboard racks. Most racks are customizable and can accommodate paddleboards of all sizes.
If fishing is your favourite summertime activity, a storage box might be another accessory you should consider. These durable and lockable boxes are perfect for storing fishing rods, tackle boxes, life jackets, wakeboards, waterskis, floaties and more.
Shoreline offers more than just dock accessories
At Shoreline, we provide our clients with so much more than just dock accessories. We provide customizable dock and boat lift design, installation and servicing too. If adding a boat lift is the next must-have accessory on your to-do list, we recommend reading our previous blog article: Top Tips for How to Choose a Boat Lift.