Many people start planning the major projects they want to do around their home and property this time of year. For some, that will mean major interior projects like bathroom or kitchen remodels, while others may take on the humongous task of adding an addition to their home. Many others instead set their sights on exterior projects, especially the backyard. If you’re pondering adding a deck to your backyard as your primary project this spring, it is an excellent idea since decks offer many great benefits.
A Place To Host
One of the best things about having a deck, and one of the primary reasons many people want one, is that it provides a great place to host get-togethers. Decks offer ample space for indoor parties to spill over during the spring and fall if more room is needed, weather permitting, of course. When the weather is warm, the deck becomes the main attraction, an excellent place for an outdoor gathering, cooking, and hanging out. If outdoor cooking is your goal on your new deck, plan for that early with designated space for your outdoor kitchen and seating.
Decks can be a lovely addition to a home. You have your choice of materials and colors to complement the look of the exterior of your house. You can also personalize your deck with unique railing options and even privacy screening or lattice. Once your deck is done, it also becomes a canvas for seasonal decorations, allowing you more space to accessorize your home with anything from holiday lights to seasonally appropriate pillows.
Additional Home Value
Compared to other home renovation projects, decks offer a great return on investment. There is the added actual value of having more usable square footage in the home and the added perceived value of a peaceful and beautiful outdoor living space. The cost associated with adding a deck is much less than almost any other addition, generally, so it is a project that often nearly pays for itself in increased home value.
More Usable Square Footage
Decks give you more usable space for activities, including hosting events or just relaxing. During the warmer months of the year, a well-designed deck can add to many of the house’s other rooms, including the kitchen and den. During the cooler months, a deck is less versatile but can still be used for some of those activities (such as grilling the turkey).
Decks from Smith & Son’s Contracting
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