Free Deck??? It could happen. Adding a deck to your home not only raises the value but your joy . Not only have you added curb appeal but you have added extra living space. Now potential and future buyers can picture themselves entertaining here , having more privacy in the back yard and relaxing on weekends with a family BBQ. All because you have a deck. . If you make your deck and your backyard more appealing, your house will be more appealing to prospective buyers when you decide to sell. In the NAR/NALP study, a new wood deck will recover 106 % of its value when the house is sold. HGTV claims that homeowners recoup 65%-90% of their investment by adding a deck. Re modelling Magazine says homeowners who installed a 16 x 20 ft pressure treated wooden deck on their home recouped an average 85.4% of the cost of the project.
Gone are the days of sitting in the house or on the front porch. People like and crave privacy and back yard decks are where it’s at. From decks outfitted with outdoor kitchens , pizza ovens and fireplaces to simpler decks with custom flower pots and benches Outdoor living spaces have become more desirable, especially since more people enjoy a “staycation” . I do want to point out that you always want to build a deck with premium products and trusted quality contractors. Make sure that you are very involved in the process and that all permits and engineered drawings have been obtained. When you are investing in a large project you want to make sure it lasts a very long time and is beyond well built and to code.