When it comes to choosing the perfect home improvement, there is one build that offers aesthetic appeal, more entertaining space, and the ability to recoup your costs when it comes time to sell your home — the deck. Add a new deck to your home and experience these benefits.
A Quick Project
Home renovations can take weeks, or even months, to complete. This leaves you living in a construction zone. Not so when you add a deck to your home. In most cases, a new deck can be constructed in a matter of days.
A Beautiful Place to Entertain
If you love to entertain, then a deck can give you a place to welcome guests and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you opt for a natural wood deck, or a low maintenance composite build, adding a deck to your home offers a stylish way to enhance your outdoor living space. With the right design, a deck can bring out the architectural appeal of the home, or even add its own unique qualities to the property.
More Space to Enjoy
An outdoor deck creates a whole new living space for the family. Adding hundreds of square feet to your home, decks provide both covered and uncovered outdoor living. Depending on the style and size of your new deck you can add an outdoor kitchen area, seating space, hot tub and even a small potted garden.
Multi-level decks add even more space, allowing homeowners a fun and easy way to enjoy the outdoors even when they don’t have a lot of yard space.
Plus, if your home lacks storage space, adding an elevated deck provides plenty of storage room underneath to hide away yard tools and equipment, children’s toys, bikes, kayaks and more. If built with storage in mind, large elevated decks can be constructed in a way that provides enough hideaway space to even add a shed beneath the actual decking.
Increased Property Value
If there is one home remodeling project that you can count on adding value to the home, it is a deck. According to the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Landscape Professionals, homeowners can count on recouping between 72 percent and 106 percent of the cost of a new deck build when they sell their home.
When comparing the cost versus the value of adding a deck to your home consider these important factors:
The type of materials being used. While natural wood decking is cheaper to install, low maintenance composite materials often yield a larger return.
The overall cost. As is the case with any home renovation project, keeping costs down will help you recoup more money when it is time to sell. While the average deck costing about $15,000 to install, and property values rising about $15,900 thanks to the project, keeping the overall cost around the national average is a good idea if you need to recoup the investment.
The size. To get the most on your return, be sure that your new deck offers enough space to enjoy, without making it so large that you are spending more to build it than the area can accommodate when it comes to its resale value.
Local real estate costs. It is one thing to add a new deck because you want one, but if you are doing it to add value to your home, be sure that your area’s real estate market can handle the extra cost. Ask a local realtor how much more you can list your home for if a deck is added, and then compare that estimate to the cost of the project.
Are you ready to add a deck to your home? Then it is time to call the experts at Owens Construction to schedule your new deck consultation today.