If you are considering selling your home or you know that you will in the future, then you probably have tried a few small home improvements here and there to increase the value of the property. After all, you might as well improve it now so that you can enjoy all the benefits before you end up selling it. While many people renovate the inside of their house, often people neglect the outside, which is a big mistake. Here are a few reasons why you should consider adding a deck to your home as your next home improvement project.
Increase Usable Floorspace By A Big Amount
The great thing about decks is that they are completely usable as an outdoor living space without the need to add in expensive walls, ceilings, insulation and so on. All you need is some sort of awning or light covering above them and you can start to put a whole plethora of different outdoor furniture, a barbeque and cooking station and even some entertainment options such as a table tennis area. This is the cheapest way to add a home extension of any real use, and it is a space that is coveted by many friends and family when they come over during those long summer night parties.
Creates A Better First Impression
So much of a home's value is just based on first impressions when prospective buyers tour your home. They are looking for features that separate yours from all the others they have seen, and a beautiful deck area that transitions the indoor space to your backyard (or even your front yard) hits all the right notes. It doesn't even need to be a big, expansive deck either; even smaller installations can appear much larger than they are and attract buyers who like the idea of spending more time outside than in.
Decks go great when they are built hand-in-hand with a pool, as you create even more reason for new homebuyers to want to spend time outside. If you already have a pool but the surrounding décor is stuck in the eighties or nineties, then upgrading this space can leapfrog your outdoor area into the 21st century, and that brings with it 21st century prices. There is just something unique about the combination of wooden decking with a body of water, and even if you can't afford a pool, you should consider adding a space for a hot tub, as this adds a premium feel that people expect out of luxury units, so they will be happy to pay a bit more!