You’ve probably considered adding a deck to your outdoor living space. Maybe you’ve delayed the project because you are overwhelmed by the cost, the space it will take up, how long it will take to complete, and more. However, adding a deck can increase the value of your home when done right. So ask yourself… will the pros outweigh the cons? For most homeowners, the answer is yes. The following are 8 benefits of adding a deck…
Decks Increase the Value of Your Home
As with almost any other professionally done addition, decks will increase the value of your home. If you’re planning to move down the road, a deck will be well worth the investment as it can improve your resale value dramatically. Of course, this can depend on the quality of the deck and the space it takes up in your yard. Many buyers want a good balance between outdoor living spaces and their yard especially those with families or pets.
Decks Create More Functional Spaces
Decks and patios make your outdoor living spaces more functional and usable year round. If you want to enjoy being outside even as the seasons change and the temperatures drop, consider a covered deck or patio. Wish you could keep the mosquitoes off your family in the summer? Ask about screened-in decks.
Decks Contribute Livable Space
If you want to create more spaces for people to gather, a deck is a sure fire option. Whether you want an additional place to get some work done, play games with company, or soak up quality time with your family, you won’t regret adding a deck. You could also use your deck to store things you might not otherwise have to room for.
Decks Improve the Overall Look of Your Yard
There are plenty of ways to enhance the aesthetics of your yard… flowers beds and pots, a pergola, fences, new grass, outdoor furniture and decorative pieces. Adding a deck is just another way to improve your yard. A well finished deck can really amplify the beauty of your outdoor space.
Decks are Easy to Maintain
In comparison to other parts of your home, decks are low maintenance and require minimal effort to keep them looking good. If you renovate your kitchen and add more cabinetry or finish your basement, you will likely find yourself spending more time cleaning those spaces. However, when you add a deck you most likely won’t have to devote a bunch of extra time to keeping it clean. If you use a weatherproofing finish, your new deck won’t require a significant amount of upkeep.
Decks are a Relatively Inexpensive Renovation
In comparison to other home renovations, adding a deck doesn’t come with a heavy price tag. The average cost to construct a deck is $7,00 but can range from as little as $2,000 to upwards of close to $20,000 depending on the size, materials, and finishes. A kitchen renovation costs an average of $30,000 and that is without adding any more livable space.
Decks Create a Tranquil Space
We have all had days where we just want to escape reality, if only for a couple hours. Adding a deck or patio will allow you to have a space to get away from the rest of the world. Take a moment to decompress and alleviate stress in your place of solitude before you return to your routine back inside. The United States is seeing a steady rise of people who are working from home. Because decks provide a place of peace of quiet, many choose to head outdoors to get work done as weather permits. A happy work environment is sure to increase productivity.
Decks Make Outdoor Living Fun
Whether you’re sipping coffee on a crisp spring morning or watching the leaves fall in the autumn dew, you are sure to enjoy your deck. Gathering with loved ones can also be made more fun. Eating food straight off the grill, playing games, and laughing together— what could be better?
Hire a Professional To Get It Right The First Time 🙂
After reading all the ways that having a deck can enhance your home and your life, you might be ready to break ground and get the project moving. You might be debating on whether or not you should hire someone to do the job for you or if you can handle it yourself and save money. If so, consider your knowledge and experience in the area. If you attempt to do it yourself and run into problems, it can cost you more than if had hired someone from the get-go. Watching others on television and online make even the most challenging tasks look easy because you usually just get a small glimpse into a much larger project. Be aware of your capabilities and limitations as you make the decision on whether or not you can take on the task.
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