Renovating your deck is one of the best investments you can make to increase the value of your home. In this article we’ll go over the best types of deck remodels, and other easy ways to increase the value of your outdoor living space. Whether you’re looking to sell or stay, a deck renovation will add value and curb appeal to your property.
Deck Remodels: What Home Buyers Want
Deck Remodels ROI
Remodeling magazine produced a Cost vs. Value report for 2018 It compared the average cost of 21 remodeling projects in 149 markets with the value those projects retained at resale. According to the study, adding a wood deck to your home was the fifth most cost-effective remodeling project in the Pacific region, with an 88.9% return on investment.
Best Deck Renovation Features
Remodelling an existing deck is a smart way to improve your livable square footage without the high cost of a building a new one. To maximize the livability of your sundeck, the following should be considered:
A patio cover to make your deck usable year-round.
Patio covers protect your deck and reduce maintenance costs. To make the most of a patio in the rainy lower mainland climate, a patio cover is essential.
A maintenance-free material to reduce maintenance time and cost.
Choosing vinyl or composite means low-to-no maintenance costs. Both options include attractive warranties. Which material you choose is up to your design preference, and the intended use of your deck. When you work with a Citywide decking expert, we can help you decide which material is best for you and your home.
Privacy walls to keep your space intimate and desirable.
There is nothing worse than loving your deck and hating the view from it. A customized privacy wall is a lasting solution. In some cases, a simple trellis or row of quick growing plants can provide all the privacy needed.
Suitable landscaping to make your space as inviting as possible.
From privacy plants to potted or hanging plants, landscaping plays an important role in your deck. By working with a professional landscaper, your deck will have a competitive edge. It’s these small differences that lead to a higher selling price!
Glass railings to make your deck feel larger and keep views unobstructed.
If your deck has a great view, you’ll want to enjoy it as much as possible as well as bring attention to it during the sale of your home.
Built-in lighting to add ambiance and safety.
Lighting defines the different areas of your outdoor space. For a smaller space, consider deck or stair lights. If you have a larger sundeck, try string lights or a fire pit to create the ultimate space for entertaining!
Outdoor speakers for the ultimate BBQ party.
The most important thing to consider when adding speakers, is having a solid plan. By working with a tech consultant, you’ll be able to determine what type of speakers you need for your space. Sometimes you’re better off installing the speakers just inside your house. Working with a technology professional will help you get the best speakers for your home and money.