Does a Deck Add Value to a Home?

by  Lauren Lockett-Summers
Published: Jun 10, 2019
Does a Deck Add Value to a Home?

While you might be considering adding a deck to your home for your family to enjoy while you live there, it’s always a good idea to keep resale value in the back of your mind. As you continue to add and improve your home, you’ll want to ensure that you won’t be losing money when it comes time to sell your house and move on. Luckily for you, a deck is one of those additions that won’t cause you to lose money; adding a deck to your home will actually improve your home’s value! In 2018 alone, homeowners who added decks to their homes recouped 82% or more of their investment when they sold – not bad for a renovation you’re planning on enjoying.

Take a look below to understand why adding a deck to your home will provide a great return on investment.

Added Living Space

The past few years have seen an emergence of homeowners looking to add to their living space by improving their backyard. Adding a deck to your yard is one such improvement! Once you’ve added your deck, you can add furniture, TVs, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and the list goes on. While you might not have the largest house, potential home buyers will take into account the additional square footage your deck adds to their living space.

Don’t forget that a combination of indoor and outdoor living spaces have become increasingly popular! To have the greatest return on investment, your deck should be large enough to use as a comfortable entertainment space.

Added Functionality

Who wants to go into their backyard just to end up in a soggy mud puddle? Adding a deck to your backyard will ensure you always have a convenient place to enjoy the outdoors. The smooth surface of the deck provides a great base for your furniture and outdoor kitchen, leaving a space that’s great for entertaining and keeping people out of your spotless house. While you might not opt for adding an outdoor kitchen to your deck, many people do, and this provides a space for you to make some of your more messy favorite dishes or grill up meats and veggies with great smoky flavor.

Gives Backyard an Updated Look

Adding a fresh deck to your backyard shows that you care about your home and have taken care of your space. This is reflected when potential homebuyers take a look at your backyard. Instead of seeing weeds and dead and patchy grass, they will see your new and shiny deck. A deck gives your home both an updated and upgraded look because your investment of time and money is visible. You can then use your deck as a platform for plants, lights and fire pits to provide your backyard with an even more obvious improved look.

Now that you understand why a deck will increase the value of your home, what are you waiting for? Give Austin’s favorite deck builder a call today to set up a complimentary quote and consultation today!

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