In her article on deck design, Maria Jose, Marketing Specialist with Porch.com states, "Decks are one of the most popular additions when it comes to remodeling or expanding your home — and for a good reason. Decks can offer many benefits and fit various niches and needs, ranging from being an amazing spot to host a party, barbecue, or social event, to even increasing the overall value of your property. They’re almost like an outdoor living room in that they’re versatile in their use — they give you a place to gather with friends, as well as relax with a good book when you’re alone on a sunny day. If you’re considering adding a deck to your home, we’ve created a guide that covers everything you need to know."
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Excerpts from the article:
"Adding a deck to your backyard comes with numerous advantages that you might not think about at first. There are far too many to list at once, but below are a few of the most significant.
It adds value to your property.
Whether by you or a family member who inherits your home, your property will likely one day sell. When the time comes to sell, there’s no question you’ll want it to be as valuable as possible. Decks are one of the most sought-after features people look for when purchasing a home, and they’re an easy way to modernize your house if it’s an older property. There’s also the added benefit of being visible from outside the property, which may attract potential buyers who have just walked past it otherwise.
Many owners plan to build a deck assisted by expert deck builders, so they leverage experience, craftmanship, creative design, and a deck that is code approved. With the home addition of a deck, this provides an outdoor space for spending time with family and friends and increasing the value of their house. Adding a deck to your house changes the way your house looks, and it is a space that many people look for when they want to purchase a new home.
It’s a place to entertain guests.
Who doesn’t love a deck party? Decks add a large, open area to entertain friends and family, making them the ideal place to host gatherings like barbecues, birthday parties, and even wedding receptions. But you don’t need to have a huge party to get the most out of your deck — it’s a wonderful spot to enjoy a few drinks and catch up with a friend or two. Best of all, it’s much easier to clean up after a social gathering when most of it takes place outdoors.”
The article was written by Maria Jose, a Marketing Specialist for Content Marketing at Porch. She is passionate about animals and her hobbies are reading, writing, traveling and music.