My husband and i recently added a deck onto the rear of our house. We designed and built the deck from scratch. It saved us the expense of a professional contractor, and we could do it just right and not waste time. While it took lots of time, we are very pleased with the results. My family uses the deck all spring, summer season, and fall. I have adorned the deck with comfortable chairs, and tables with umbrellas. We only use the deck during the day, because there are no lamps. My husband and I are not electricians. We did not wire electric powered outlets on the back of the home. With no electricity, there isn’t a way to have lighting at night. I have compensated by including solar lighting. Solar lighting, regrettably, is not all that bright and doesn’t cover the whole deck. They also aren’t very durable. It seems, every time I head out to the deck, I need to replace the solar lights. I think that the addition of a few electrical outlets would enhance the usability of our deck. We could then enjoy late dinners or relaxing with a glass of wine on the deck in the evening. Electrical outlets would also offer us more flexibility. We may plug in space heaters, or a sound system. It would be very convenient. I have an electrician who I’ve hired during the past. He does a really quality electrical work, and he is inexpensive. However, he is also retired and quite lazy.