There are a lot of things to think about when you’re looking to add a deck to your home’s outdoor living space. For instance, both the design and location of your deck are vitally important, as you’re going to want to get between 15 and 40 years out of most decks that you install. How much shade do you want your deck to have? How much sun? Do you want it to take up the majority of your backyard, or only a small portion?
Those are important questions to ask yourself, and if they seem like too much to worry about, remember why you wanted a deck in the first place. Here are a few reasons to continue with your deck addition:
Great for Hosting Family and Friends
When you have family and friends over, particularly when there’s good weather out, it’s great to have a deck that everyone can be outside on to mingle, eat, and celebrate. Think about great 4th of July parties. They’re about being with friends and family, enjoying the summer sun, and grilling good food. Now, you don’t need a deck to have all of that but adding a deck to all of that makes it that much more relaxing to enjoy. It’s a great way to come together as a group, and you will get the use out of a new deck.
Improves Property Value
In the same vein that people build deck additions because they want to take advantage of their yard and a deck would improve the quality of their home life, people who are buying homes look for things like decks to improve the quality of the home they’re going to buy. This means that a well designed and built deck raises the value of your home and property. So, whether you’re looking to sell in the near future, or even if you have no intentions of selling, deck additions are a great investment.
Provides an Easy Way to Enjoy your Outdoor Space
Far too many people have amazing outdoor spaces but don’t use them. In the worst cases, they even fail to maintain the yard and it can become overgrown. A poorly maintained yard, in turn, can actually lower your property’s value. By upgrading the deck and landscaping, you can make your outdoor living space much more usable and more valuable in the process. This will allow you to enjoy your yard in a way you might not have been able to before.
Potential for Extra Outdoor Storage
While a run-of-the-mill deck might not be ideal for storage, it’s pretty easy to build storage space into a custom deck. Benches can double as storage containers and in some cases, built-in storage can be added to an existing deck. It’s also possible to use the space underneath decks that are built on the second floor of a family home as a storage area for your outdoor accessories and furniture.
Deck additions are one of the best ways to renovate a home. They’re also one of the most convenient. If you’re ready to give some new life to your old deck or you want a new deck entirely, our team is here to help.