Have you considered adding a deck to your home? Do you feel like your loved ones and neighbors are judging you by the condition of your current one? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about the benefits of building a deck on your property.
Doing so can help you in a variety of ways. It can boost the value of your property, provide you with a tranquil place to relax, and enhance the aesthetic of your house.
See below for an in-depth guide listing all of the many benefits that you will receive when you take the time to invest in a backyard deck for your home.
1. Boosts Your Property’s Value
Not only will you enjoy the immediate benefits of a deck for your backyard, but long-term benefits as well. The second you finish adding a deck to your property, you’ve just upped its value.
Plus, unlike many amenities that you can add to your home, everyone recognizes its value. For example, some might view it as the perfect deck to overlook the pool they plan to install once they buy the home. Others might view it as the perfect place to grill steaks and have a summer family dinner outside.
In fact, many homebuyers view a backyard deck as a non-negotiable amenity, meaning that any house that doesn’t have a deck installed is immediately crossed off their list.
A backyard deck adds value to your home mainly for the space component. While it won’t add to the number of square footage on the listing, those that tour the home will notice its value.
Here’s an industry secret: most realtors will research to see if your deck was done as a DIY project or by a professional decking contractor. If it’s the former, it will be seen as a knock against your backyard deck from an amenity perspective.
2. Area to Relax
We all need a place to sit and relax after a long day at the office. You might want to have that area be outside, but without a backyard deck, you might find that harder to accomplish. The front porch may suffice, but the lack of privacy makes it hard to unwind. No one wants to see their strange neighbors eyeing them as they try to kick back in a chair.
A backyard deck will give you a place to sit out in the sun and breathe in some fresh air. Did you know that even 30 minutes of daily access to the sun offers several health benefits? That will be easier to achieve after you add a deck.
Think about it, after dinner, you can grab a beer and go sit outside on your deck with pine wood. For all of you with a backyard pool, the deck gives you a place to lay out in the sun and dry off (without bugs crawling all over you).
Without a place to sit outside, you might start to feel bottled up. Take a lesson from your neighbors and install a backyard deck for some private one-on-one time.
3. More Room for Get-Togethers
Who doesn’t enjoy throwing together a good party now and then? Even if you aren’t much for hosting, there are several occasions (such as your childrens’ birthdays) that will require you to throw a shindig.
By adding a deck, you’re giving you and your guests more of an opportunity to spread out. If people feel congested in one area for too long, they’ll leave quickly. Meanwhile, by building a deck, your entire backyard will seem more guest-friendly.
Everything is better on a deck. Your pool parties are more fun, your barbecue tastes better, the birthday cake is more delicious, the cold drinks are more refreshing.
Your guests will appreciate your deck and won’t want to leave. That opens the invitation up to hang out by the fire pit, go for a night swim, and so much more.
4. Meaningful Family Time
How you and your family spend time together is completely up to you! Movie night certainly has its place, but why not mix things up by bringing the family outside and away from technology? Your new deck can help make that happen.
You’ll find that you, your spouse, and your kids all have more meaningful conversations. Heck, why not bring movie night outside as well by installing an outdoor TV or renting a blow-up screen and projector?
It doesn’t stop with movie night either! Your new deck is a great place for game night, craft time, outdoor games, wiffleball spectators, and so much more.
Say no more, right? If there’s a way to unlock more privacy from your neighbors, you’re there! Building a deck in your backyard will help you get the privacy and security you seek when you sit outside.
Far too many people would rather sit inside on their couch than outdoors where others can see them. Your backyard deck will be the perfect solution, giving you space to hang out, work, and so much more.
In fact, you might also consider investing in a new fence to up the privacy that much further. For those of you that get along with your next-door neighbors, a new deck is a perfect excuse to invite them over even more often!
Take Advantage of Your Property by Adding a Deck
Now that you have seen all of the different ways that you can benefit from adding a deck to your house, be sure to use them to your advantage.
Be sure to read this article for more ideas on how to increase the property value of your Charleston or Myrtle Beach home.
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