With the springtime quickly approaching, many are starting to plan out different home improvement plans so that they are ready by the time summer arrives. While there are many jobs that are perfect for the spring, there are few as perfectly suited for the season as building a new deck!
Once the weather is warming up and your outdoor space becomes functional again, you may find yourself considering building a deck onto the back of your home. If you’re still on the fence about deck building, we’re going to outline some of the most substantial perks and benefits of adding a deck to your home!
A Deck Can Increase Your Home’s Value
Building a deck is a great way to add some additional value to your home. Decks are a huge trend in home purchasing markets and will certainly help when the time comes for you to sell your house.
If increasing your home’s value is your chief concern when planning out your deck’s construction, consider the deck design and decking material you choose. While wood decks are functional and great, PVC and composite decks are likely to add some additional value to your home. If you’re curious about increasing your home’s value, you should certainly consider building a deck!
A Deck Gives You More Space to Entertain
A fantastic perk of homeowning is the ability to entertain; you can do pretty much whatever you want in the comfort of your own house!
Decks give homeowners, as well as their guests and partygoers, the option to relax in the openness of nature. It’s become all but second nature for most to incorporate a grill into their deck plan, so when you’re hosting a barbeque, you won’t need to worry about running off to do the cooking. It’s all right there.
Depending on your deck’s side, you can consider adding a hot tub onto it. If your top priority is creating an outdoor entertainment space for your home, there are few amenities more relaxing and inviting than a hot tub.
More Outdoor Options
Your deck should be your own little slice of nature. It is your spot, as the homeowner, where you can simply unwind and take in your surroundings. You’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful sky, warm weather, and inviting greenery in privacy and seclusion.
Gone are the days when a large front porch were the ideal outdoor party spots; decks have taken over as the ideal party spot. If you choose to build a new deck, you’ll be able to have some additional privacy in your slice of outdoor tranquility.
A new deck also gives you increased options for flower beds and raised gardens. This is not only a way to add a bit of unique, personalized beauty to your deck, but, depending on the seeds you chose to grow, you could end up contributing vegetables, herbs, and/or spices to your kitchen. A deck will provide you with the opportunity to show off your green thumb.
Increase Your Home’s Storage Space
Many decks also have vacant space underneath them. This can provide you with valuable storage space for yard tools, snow equipment, outdoor toys, and anything else that doesn’t need to be protected from the elements. You can also add siding under your deck, giving your equipment (or whatever you choose to store there) increased protection from the elements.
A deck can very well be the game changer you’re looking for with your home. Offering increased functionality, additional space and home options while increasing your home’s value, building a new deck is a great investment.
If your home already has a deck, you should check out our blog post Warning Signs You Need a New Deck to ensure that your deck has not suffered any damage during the past winter. If it is showing signs of damage, don’t worry; contact Tandem Contracting. We’ll take a look at it and let you know if it’s repairable or if your best option is a full deck replacement.
If you’re convinced that building a deck is the springtime project you want to complete, reach out to the team at Tandem Contracting! We will not only give you a free quote, but we’ll work with you every step of the way to convert your dream deck into your new reality. Give us a call today!