A home is one of the most expensive purchases most families will purchase in a lifetime. When investing what costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, you are going to want to have a home that meets all of your needs. This might not be possible when you first purchase a home. Homeowners frequently purchase homes with the intent of renovating the interior when they have enough money. A truly happy homeowner also enjoys the yard included with their home. To maximize the use of this space, a custom designed deck can make it possible to entertain and maximize the use of your home.
What Type Of Deck?
There are several different types of decks to choose from. Two of the more common ones are elevated decks and ground level decks. An elevated deck is ideal if your yard has a slope to it. This will allow you to provide a flat surface extending from the ground floor of your home to increase your entertaining space. Those with flat land can also have decks prepared for them to entertain on.
Features Of Your Deck
Decades ago, it was assumed a deck would be constructed of wood and there were not a lot of options other than that. Today, there are deck surfaces that are constructed of mixed supplies including wood, plastic, metal and even concrete. Using these combinations provides a variety of advantages. One of the most obvious is creating a desk that will last for decades without having to be replaced if it is well cared for. Cleaning a deck is easier due to modern materials as well. The support for elevated decks has been improved allowing for large and heavy appliances such as grills, picnic tables and outdoor refrigerators to be placed on them.
Entertaining on Your Deck
In the past, grilling on a deck could be a real concern. It could be considered a fire risk that many families were not willing to risk. The deck was an area of the home that was used for small groups, but rarely for large group entertaining. Today, the deck is frequently the center of a party at your home.
Decks built at ground level provide even more options for the homeowner and designer. These decks can be constructed to include multiple levels. Some can connect the ground level to a below grade level entrance to the home. By doing this a portion of the deck could be used to transport lawn care devices such as a lawn mower out of the home and clean it on the desk. Some may have a portion of their deck designed for the children with tables to play games on, while another section has comfortable seating for adults and possibly even a hot tub.
Adding Value To Your Home
Interior renovations add value to your home. Some feel that the only way to add value utside the original home is through extensions. Decks provide another option, as a well-designed deck increases home value.