If you are interested in putting your home on the market, you might have to make a few small improvements first to increase the overall attraction of the place. In this case, the best thing you can do is to make a deck on your property.
There are plenty of reasons due to which people tend to find decks almost universally appealing. First of all, a deck gives any prospective homeowner yet another point of egress when it comes to strolling from the house to the yard, a useful feature with lots of value addition in its own right.
- Increased space
Apart from that, a deck can also be added as a means of increasing a house’s usable space. At the same time, it costs less than half of what creating a full-fledged sunroom (for instance) would cost. Think impromptu dining room for all those times when the weather allows you to take your meals in fresh air
- A gathering point for friends and family alike
Moving beyond space utilization, a deck is a place that can actually bring families and friends closer together. This is due to the fact that a deck is a pretty popular gathering place. They allow your guests to gather at the same point instead of hovering awkwardly in the backyard, the kitchen, or the living room. In addition, most families like to gather around on the deck whenever the weather is nice enough for such activities.
Of course, many people also get decks installed on their property so as to keep up with their neighbors. But here again, not only does it add resale value but also creates a very positive look and feel. Moreover, wood is also a pretty easily maintainable material and the same goes for other synthetic materials. The latter is even easier to maintain than regular wood. All it needs is a bit of soft washing and the right chemicals to not only clean the deck, but also seal it against dirt, grime, and fungal growth.
- An easily recoverable investment
When it comes to increasing the overall resale value of your house, it is imperative to keep in mind the negligible cost of building the deck. You will not only be able to easily recover the entire amount but probably end up making a windfall as well. This holds particularly true if you work together with a deck builder. Such people are top-notch professionals who do this sort of a thing for a living so you will have a win-win situation. Your prospective buyers will take one look at the professionally made deck and decide to give you an offer, right on the spot!
- Costs and profits
If the average deck costs around $11,000 to build, it is more than likely that you will be able to recover to the tune of around $20,000 from your investment. While 11k may seem like a lot of money, it pales in comparison to the amount you will be able to recoup. Of course, costs can also rise based on what you have in mind. If you want matching flowerpots and use capstock or Burma Teak for your deck the overall costs will rise substantially. You can also throw in multiple stairs and entrances/exits while you are at it. But once again, since it will all add up to the resale value of your property, there is no point in not splurging for what may be a once-in-a-lifetime expense.
- Overall aesthetics
Ultimately, aesthetic appeal is the one thing that can make or break a deal when it comes to the selling of a home. When someone buys a property, it is more than likely that it’s his/her single largest investment in life. In such a case, they would want to live in a place that they like and love.
Wood decks have been consistently rated as being amongst the best value when it comes to home improvement projects all across the country. If you still don’t have a deck installed, now is the best possible time to get one and increase the overall value of your precious property.