Decks, patios and screen rooms provide a wealth of benefits to homeowners, from increased curb appeal to an ability to better protect your interior spaces. Here’s a look at three benefits you can enjoy as a homeowner if you choose to add an outdoor structure to your home.
1. Increased Home Value
Decks and patios are worth the investment when it comes to home value. Depending on the type of work you put into your exterior, you can increase home values with an addition. In fact, according to a study from the National Association of Landscape Professionals in conjunction with the National Association of Realtors, the average return on investment from a new wood deck is 106 percent.
Even working with a professional to repair or modify an existing patio or deck can bring ROI when it comes to selling your home. It’s not just a question of hard stats and numbers, either. When your home comes with outdoor additions, that’s more usable space for families, which can put you in a better position when it’s time to negotiate.
2. Increased Curb Appeal
Even if you break even on your deck or patio when it comes to value added to your home, an exterior addition can still help you succeed when it comes to selling your house. Backyard decks and patios — especially well-designed, well-kept additions — are attractive to home buyers. Staging these areas with appropriate furniture for listing pictures can ensure that anyone shopping for a home can envision themselves on the deck or patio, entertaining friends and family.
Your home won’t just look more attractive in online listings, either. When you work with the right professionals, a deck, patio or screen room becomes an extension of your house both functionally and aesthetically. That can improve the overall look of your property from the curb, drawing more interest from passersby or drawing people in to open houses.
3. Protecting Indoor Spaces
Chances are that you aren’t adding a patio or deck to your home just to flip it. Whether you plan on selling your home in the future or not, an exterior addition provides plenty of benefits for homeowners while they live in their houses.
One of those benefits is in protecting your existing indoor spaces. A patio or deck provides space for a range of activities, from crafting to carpentry, so you can reduce the muss and fuss that would otherwise occur indoors. You can also use your outdoor area for grilling, smoking or even baking in a stone oven, reducing some of the wear and tear on your kitchen while enhancing family meals with delicious smoky flavors. Plus, decks and patios let individuals brush off mud or debris before tracking them across your interior floors.
Ultimately, the right deck, patio or sunroom can bring enormous value to you now and in the future. Work with the experts at Prince William Home Improvement to have a custom deck designed and installed this season so you can enjoy the added value in your home. Contact us today for a free estimate!