Entertaining and grilling on an outdoor deck is a wonderful way to spend the summer with family and friends. If you're interested in expanding your living space outdoors, adding a porch or deck can add value to your lifestyle and home.
Like updated doors and windows, porches and decks can add immediate value to your home. They improve the functionality and aesthetics of the outside of your home. According to Realtor Magazine's 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, a deck addition can yield a 80.5% return on investment. (Source: realtor.org)
The three most important aspects to consider when adding a porch a deck are location, landscape, and materials.
Does your home have existing doors where you would like to build? Doors Many homeowners choose to build a deck connected through a sliding door that then steps down into a patio of concrete or pavers. If you're planning on using your outdoor deck for grilling, you'll want it as close to your kitchen as possible.
Is your landscape sloped or flat? A slope is often more difficult to work with, but not impossible. View our gallery for a sample of our sloped porch work. When working with a slope, the foundation installation will be more complex than when working with a flat area.
When adding a porch or deck to your home, you need to invest in materials that fit your budget and needs. Do you prefer real wood or something more low maintenance, like a composite or PVC? Visit our Materials supplier, Huston Lumber and Supply, for more information on materials.
We’ll help you pick the right site and size for your new deck to enhance your outdoor area to the fullest.
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