If you have been thinking about adding an elevated concrete deck to your home, it might help you to know that it will definitely increase the resale value of your home should you decide to sell it in the future.
You may have worried about the cost, but if you are able to enjoy the deck for a few years before you sell the home and then can recoup most of that cost when you do sell, then what are you waiting for? Here are some thoughts on how a deck can increase your home value.
Consider The Geography
If you live in an area where people often spend time outside throughout the year, you are more likely to have a higher return on investment with your new deck. Many people like to relax out on a deck when the weather is nice, so having one that is laid out well and takes advantage of your beautiful yard can be a very nice addition to your home.
Even if you live in an area that has colder winter months, depending on the design of your deck, you can still spend time on it. Perhaps you plan to add a roof over the deck. While that is an extra expense, it may also be the perfect thing to add the most enjoyment to the area. You may also want to screen in the deck so that you block bugs and help reduce wind.
Determine The Right Materials
Choosing the materials you wish your deck to be built of is of utmost importance. You want to look at in the upfront cost, the longevity, and the aesthetics of each material. Whether you go with concrete, composite, or wood decking, there are pros and cons for each. You need to be sure to weigh the different costs now and in the future as you make your decision.
Decorate On The Cheap
Finding good quality furniture and decorations does not have to cost a lot. If you were close to or even over your budget on the construction of your deck, you can cut costs on the décor without cutting corners. Be sure to check out secondhand stores that sell furniture. You can often find excellent pieces at low prices. You can also visit local garage and yard sales as your deck approaches completion. Making your deck beautiful will increase your home’s value.
The best part of adding a deck to your home is getting to enjoy it with your friends and family. No matter where you live, it can become a place to congregate and relax.