Are you looking for a way to add beauty and function to your backyard? Building a deck is one of the smartest options for homeowners who want to make the most of their outdoor living space. Here are six key advantages of building a deck for your home.
1. Expand Your Entertaining Space
If you love having parties but feel cramped when you have guests indoors, opening up your space with a deck could be the solution you need for effective entertaining. From birthday parties to barbecues with friends to dinner parties al fresco, get ready to become the most social family in your neighborhood. As a bonus, you get to keep the party mess outside and enjoy easy clean-up on the morning after.
2. Avoid Extensive Renovations
While you may have considered building an addition or otherwise renovating your home’s interior, doing so comes with significant lifestyle upheaval depending on the extent of the project. In contrast, a deck can often be built in a timely manner and the construction is generally confined to the outdoors, so you won’t be inconvenienced during the process.
3. Increase Home Value
When you improve your property, the value of your home increases. Building a deck can raise the asking price if you put your home on the market as well as attract more buyers by boosting your home’s curb appeal. An indoor-outdoor living space is a priority feature for many homeowners.
4. Enjoy a High Return on Your Investment
A durable, high-quality deck doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, building a deck is often less expensive than other home improvement projects, but your family will still get years of enjoyment from this addition. Extensive customization options allow you to design a deck that fits your lifestyle and budget. Even if you have a small or uniquely-shaped yard, the deck can be built to your specifications.
5. Improve Aesthetic Appeal
The right deck can really beautify your backyard. With endless finish and stain options for real and composite wood decks, you can choose one that complements your home’s exterior. Added storage space for sports equipment and outdoor games keeps clutter out of sight. Building defined areas into your outdoor space increases the enjoyment of your entire family.
6. Customize for Your Lifestyle
When designing your deck, consider adding features that fit into your family’s lifestyle and support your interests. Dual-level decks with separate seating areas encourage conversation and can double as small nooks for quiet studying, reading and playing games when you aren’t entertaining guests. Love grilling out? Think about adding an outdoor kitchen. An integrated fire pit or fireplace can extend the use of your deck throughout the year, so you can spend time in nature even when the temperature drops.
Water features like fountains and reflecting pools provide meditative relaxation. Gardeners can plan space for planters and raised beds. You might even want to watch your favorite teams outdoors with a flat-screen on the deck or add speakers so you can dance the night away to your favorite playlist. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
If you live in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Breyer Construction can help you design the deck you’ve always dreamed of. Schedule an appointment today to meet with a member of our expert team. Start creating your perfect outdoor living space today.