A deck is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the spring, summer, and fall months for most of us. Of course, you would want to know if a deck is going to increase or decrease the value of the home before making such a commitment. Decks are not cheap options, especially now with the cost of lumber soaring. We are going to take a quick look at some of the benefits of adding a deck to your home.
More Affordable Option
While decks can be expensive to erect, they are a more affordable option to add another living space to the home. In some areas, this is something that can be used all year round, so it makes it an even better investment. With the advances in outdoor appliances and electronics, it is like having an additional living room with sunshine!
Increasing Home’s Value
Using the right materials can add significant value to the home. Most builders’ magazines say that PVC and composite decks will add the most value, but if you prefer natural wood and take care of it properly, you are still adding significant value to the home (a lot of people prefer the natural wood look). The alternatives mentioned, however, offer less maintenance and upkeep, so if you are going to sell down the road, keep that in mind.
If the deck is done the right way, it can significantly improve the overall appearance of the home, which makes it more pleasing to buyers in the future. Or, if you are going to sell, just gives you an awesome house!
There is no “standard” deck that has to be put in place, so really sit down and think about what you want to use the deck for before having someone draw up the scheme. For instance, is it going to be used for entertaining or are you looking for something quieter and more intimate? If you live in a colder climate, you may want to consider having a fire pit installed to get more use out of it. We highly recommend doing a deep dive on designs before deciding on a generic build that will have you wishing you did not personalize this a bit more before signing off the design.
If you are looking for more design ideas to add a deck to your new custom home, you may want to consider hiring Better Build Now a residential construction project manager or construction consultant to help you with your design choices. To learn more about these services, click here.