5 Benefits of Adding a Deck to a House

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You’re turning the stick over, roasting the marshmallow on its other side.

It becomes ablaze and you bring it near, blowing out the flame. The result is a perfectly-seared marshmallow, ready to place atop crunchy graham crackers and gooey chocolate.

It’s S’mores Saturday!

Where are you? You must be in the middle of the woods on a camping trip, right?

Think again. You’re at home, cuddled up in a blanket on your brand-new, beautiful deck.

Moments like this are only one of many benefits of adding a deck to a house. It offers you a fun place to hang out with family and friends. You can grill out, entertain, host a party, or just relax and enjoy the extra space outdoors.

Keep reading to see why you should consider this awesome home upgrade.

1. It Provides Extra Entertainment Space

We’ve touched on this already, but it’s worth repeating.

Adding a deck provides you more room for hanging out and entertaining. Rather than stuffing everyone in the kitchen—while you cook and mix drinks—have them gather around on the deck furniture outside.

This gives you extra space inside, too, leaving you with a myriad of options for parties and playdates. The square footage of your home just went up big-time!

2. Adding a Deck to a House Improves Home Value

Not only does a deck increase your home value, but it offers a substantial return on investment.

The typical ROI for adding a wooden deck is about 85% of the cost of the project. Homeowners who paid about $10,000 for a new deck saw their home’s value increase by almost $9,000 when it came time to sell!

3. It’s Aesthetically Pleasing (For You and Your Neighborhood)

Simply put, decks look great and add a significant curb appeal to any home.

There are a variety of styles to choose from, too, offering you a plethora of designs and details to make yours unique.

Imagine potential home buyers scouring the neighborhood years down the line. If they see your neighbor’s house, and yours right next to it with a deck, they’ll likely be more inclined to check out yours first.

4. It Can Be a Quick Installation

Installing a deck doesn’t take as long as many other home renovation projects.

In as little as a few weeks, you could have a whole new addition to your home. This is another reason to hire a reputable contractor as well. They have the expertise to install it in a months’ time (or less), a considerable difference than a DIY installation would take.

5. It’s Affordable

Say you want to increase your home’s square footage but you don’t have an endless budget.

The national average cost for installing a home addition is about $200 per square foot. Compare that with the average $30 per square foot of a new deck, and, well, you do the math!

Installing a new deck is a steal.

Is It Time to Add a Deck to Your Home?

If this didn’t make you consider adding a deck to a house, we don’t know what will!

As you can see, there are several benefits to having this extra space. Not only does it look great, but it provides more room for entertainment and relaxation. It also has the added advantage of upping your home’s value.

When you’re ready to install one, we’re here to help. We increase your property value one project at a time.

Contact us today to get started.