Decks Enhance Outdoor Living Space and Increase Value

Exterior, Home Renovation

Randy Glazer

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Decks Enhance Outdoor Living SpaceAdding or expanding a deck will enhance your Atlanta outdoor living space and add to your home value. According to an article in U.S. News & World Report, adding a deck to your home is one of the most affordable ways to maintain or improve your home’s value. A study done two years ago by Remodeling Magazine proved that approximately 85 percent of the cost involved with adding a deck to your home can be regained during resale – more than that of a bathroom renovation or room addition.

As with any home improvement project, there are pros and cons, as well as several factors to take into consideration. Should you do it yourself or hire a professional? How will a deck fill the spaces of your yard? What functionality do you desire from a deck addition?

Although kits are available for the avid DIY-er, hiring a professional home remodeling and construction team ensures that you’ll get what you pay for. A quality, sound and aesthetically pleasing home addition.

It’s important that you work with your contractors to select a shape, height, design and materials that will be suitable for your home’s yard. If you have a pool, consider building a deck around it and integrating the two features. If you want an outdoor kitchen or outdoor fireplace included, there are safety, plumbing and wiring issues to investigate. Designing the right deck for your outdoor living space is worth the time needed to invest in getting it right.

The pros of a deck addition range from economically enhancing your home’s worth and creating more space for entertaining to creating a relatively low-maintenance outdoor living area and improving the look of your house’s exterior. The cons include the fact that decks often aren’t all-season areas and they need to be sealed and protected against the weather.

Work with your home renovation company to determine if you want built-in furniture, stairs, decorative accents or an enclosed portion that would be enjoyable year around. The options for creating a personalized outdoor living space with a deck addition are endless, and the added perk – it costs less than an entire room addition and can often enhance your home’s value more.

If you’re ready to enjoy the great outdoors in Atlanta, Glazer Design and Construction can help you create a outdoor living space that provides a comfortable experience and adds value to your home. Contact us at 404.683.9848, email or complete our Fast Form below to learn more.

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