Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some will add more value to your home than others. A deck addition is an example of a project that has an excellent ROI. In fact, Remodeling Magazine’s 2021 Cost vs. Value Report ranks a deck addition as a top 10 home improvement. While a wood deck will recoup about 68% of its value, a composite deck will recoup about 63% of the home sale. So why exactly are decks such a great investment and what other benefits do they offer? Keep reading to find out.
Why Decks Are Worth It?
Here are several of the many reasons adding a deck to your home will pay off.
Decks Add Livable Space
When you add a deck, you’re automatically increasing your home’s usable space. This is particularly important if you live in a smaller home or are in need of additional room to relax, eat, and entertain. A deck is a popular gathering place that will give you more space to make memories with your friends and family. On nice days, most people would rather hang out on the deck than stay cooped up in their homes.
Decks Add Functionality
Not only are decks beautiful, especially when they’re well designed and professionally installed, they’re functional. A deck is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and unwind from everyday life. It’s also ideal if you’d like to host a party or intimate gathering. You can add a grill and furniture to ensure it offers everything you need for easy entertaining. If you have children, a deck can also serve as an exciting play area.
Decks Improve Aesthetics
There are countless ways to beautify your yard. You can add a garden, privacy fence, pergola, outdoor kitchen…the list goes on. A deck is another effective and affordable way to boost the aesthetics of your yard. Just be sure you choose a wood or composite deck that matches your personal style and the rest of your home.
Decks are Affordable
Of course, there are expensive decks out there. But decks can also be very affordable. If you’re on a budget, consider a pressure treated or cedar deck. These options are reasonably priced and can still last for years, as long as you properly maintain them. Compared to other home improvements like kitchen remodels, decks are cost-effective, especially when you consider their high ROI.
Decks are Low Maintenance
While most decks aren’t 100% maintenance free, they are low maintenance. Depending on the type of deck you have and how often you use it, you may have to sweep off debris, inspect it annually, and repair any worn or damaged boards. The good news is these maintenance tasks won’t take up a lot of time. You can always hire a pro to tackle them for you.
Decks Serve as Peaceful Retreats
Most of us lead busy lives and are always on the lookout for ways to take a break from reality. Decks offer the perfect spot to do just that. Whenever you need a moment to decompress, you can go out on your deck and enjoy some fresh air. If you work from home, watch children at home, or are retired, a deck can do wonders for your overall quality of life.
Decks are Versatile
Decks come in all shapes and sizes. You can choose from a composite deck or a wood deck, made out of pressure treated lumber, cedar, redwood, or any other type of wood. Plus you can customize your deck with paint, stain, a roof, fun furniture, rugs, an outdoor bar, colorful accents…the sky is truly the limit.
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