Many people don’t realize that there are many, many ways to add value to a property. Of course, extensive renovation work can do a lot for the value of the house itself, but what about the land on which it is located? There are several ways a homeowner can add value to a property without dropping an entire savings account’s money for renovations.
For example, a homeowner might decide to build a deck behind the house to create an area where people can sit back, relax, and enjoy life. When properly cared for, a deck can do a lot for the value and quality of life while living on that property. Because of this, homeowners may want to consider the idea of installing a deck on the property.
- It creates a space for social gatherings
Whether a homeowner plans to have a BBQ outside on the deck or the homeowner wants to throw a small house party behind the house every now and then, a properly built deck can become a wonderful place for social gatherings.
With tables on it, it can be an ideal place to sit and eat outside. With a railing, it can become a place where people can just stand around and talk to each other. In a way, a good deck can become an extra room in the house, and this is something worth considering when considering the value of the property.
- It can be a fun project
Many families have moments of bond with their kids, and for families who love the outdoors, repainting a deck in a fun new color is a great way to spend family time.
Right from the start, picking the color and teaching the kids how to paint the entire deck with sealers, this can become a full day project that the whole family can experience and bond together. In the end, looking back on a freshly painted deck and appreciating the time you spent with the family while working on it could be a success.
This is just one example of how a good deck can become the center of a project for the whole family.
- It can be a storage space
For families who may not have that much space around the house, a spacious patio can be a good place to store things that don’t necessarily have a place in the house.
Large boxes, garden tools, and other outdoor equipment can be easily stored on the deck while the yard and house are clean and easy to navigate. Even if you move around, the deck can act as a place to stay for items while things are still organized inside. Here, too, a good deck can almost become another room in the house when used correctly.
- It can add value to a home
Finally, a deck that has been well cared for over the years can add significant value to a home depending on the specifics of the deck. Larger decks are usually worth more, and the material the decks are built with can also make a difference.
For example, wooden decks are typically worth more than other decks, but this is partly due to the time and effort it takes to keep wood in good condition. Remember to get the right permits when building a new deck if you’re not sure how to contact a local specialist. These are all things to consider if you plan to expand the space of the house through the use of decks.