Benefits of Adding a Deck to Your House

by  Lauren Lockett-Summers
Published: Jun 25, 2020
Benefits of Adding a Deck to Your House

Let’s face it, no matter how large your home is, it always seems like we’re wishing for more space. More room for entertaining, more space for cooking, and an extra place for the kids to play. Unfortunately, adding an addition to your home isn’t always an option, but there is a more flexible and affordable option – adding a deck.

If you’ve thought about adding a deck before, but are curious about the full benefits you would enjoy with the addition, this post is for you.

Benefit #1: Adds to Your Curb Appeal

The difference between the appeal of a home with a deck and one without a deck is obvious. Homes with decks look much more inviting and aesthetically pleasing than homes without decks, and your family, friends, and neighbors will notice. There are dozens of design choices – including wood and synthetic decks, as well as a plethora of stain options – that will fully customize your deck to match the exterior of your home.

Benefit #2: Increases Your Home’s Value

For those looking for an affordable way to boost their home’s value, a deck is a viable option. All experts agree that homeowners that add decks will recoup around 70% of their investment, with some even stating that adding a deck can add the same value as adding more living space; afterall, adding a deck does expand your living space. Of course, there are caveats to these statements. The deck needs to be professionally designed and built with quality materials that will last the new homeowners for years to come.

Benefit #3: Provides a Space for Outdoor Kitchens

While cleaning up a kitchen is always a chore, with so many of us eating at home more frequently during quarantine, it becomes almost impossible to keep up with it. With the addition of a deck to your home you can also create a space for an outdoor kitchen. It’s up to your discretion to decide if you want to add a simple grill, or a full refrigerator, sink, and grill combination. An outdoor kitchen will give you the opportunity to cook some of your messier dishes outside, and give your stove a well-needed break.

Benefit #4: Creates a Gathering Place

There is nothing better than having the entertaining space to invite family, friends, and neighbors over, and a deck creates the perfect space to do so. No matter if you add an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, patio furniture or a combination of the three, you can truly bring in the indoors outside with your deck addition. Whether you invite guests over for a barbecue, happy hour, or a s’mores night your deck will be the star of the event.

Now that you understand the benefits of adding a deck, are you ready to add one to your home? If so, look no further than Austex’s team of decking professionals. We can design and install the perfect deck for your backyard; give us a call to discuss your project today!

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