When you’re considering your next home improvement project, you will want to consider how much of your investments you’ll be able to recoup. Remodeling magazine comes out with it’s yearly ‘Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report’ ever year. In the 2020 edition, a wood deck addition can recoup nearly 73% of its original cost. As a comparison against other projects: bathroom remodel will only net you 59%; a major kitchen remodel: 53%; window replacements: 61% and even a kitchen remodel only returns 53% of your investment.
Of course, a deck is much more than a sound financial decision — it’s a lifestyle upgrade. Adding a deck provides an area for relaxation, outdoor conversation and a great way to enjoy fresh air. It will also give you a nice and different view of your backyard where you can enjoy landscaping or gardening projects.
Adding a deck really pays off when you entertain – even if it’s just with family. Pre-pandemic, where did most people at your home typically gather? The kitchen! A deck creates a gathering place away from where you are preparing the meal, beverages and hors d’oeuvres. What a sly host you are!
Another advantage: There is no more affordable way to expand your home than by building a deck. When you add an interior room, you must budget for insulation, wiring, roofing and more. Much less is involved when you add a deck — but that doesn’t mean you have to give up amenities!
Built-in furniture, a barbeque and even an outdoor sink/prep area add functionality to make your deck a full extension of your home. If your budget is more modest, there are many deck designs that will deliver excellent space that can be used almost year round given Atlanta’s climate.
When you do the math, building a deck is much more affordable than adding indoor living space. Given the latest trends, a deck continues to deliver an outstanding return on your investment by enabling you to recoup a substantial percentage of your investment in addition to enjoying the great outdoors with friends and families. Contact Us for a free no-touch deck design consultation.