The most valuable home improvement projects are those that not only make living space more enjoyable, but also increase the value of your home. Indoors, improvements to kitchens and bathrooms are the most worthwhile investments. Outdoors, decks are the best, and arguably the most enjoyable, improvement to invest in. With a range of decadent upgrade options, it’s easy to turn a typical wooden deck into the ultimate deck experience.
Not only will a new deck and outdoor living area make life more enjoyable for you and your family, it will make your home more attractive to potential buyers when you sell. According to a survey sponsored by Remodeling and Realtor magazines, a typical American homeowner who adds a deck could see a return of 75 percent of the total cost if the home is sold within a year of the deck’s construction.
Railing options – Say goodbye to standard wood deck railings. Think about some of the alternatives to take your new deck to the next level. Popular options include cable railing, cast iron and aluminum, or even glass.
Fireplace options – Nothing says relaxation quite like a roaring fire. Add a fireplace element to the deck by way of a fire pit. There are many affordable portable options to fit any budget, but for a seamless design, consider a built-in fire pit. This option allows you to customize to fit your deck size, and eliminates tip risk of a portable unit.
Layered levels – A layered level deck is the ultimate in luxury, and allows you to turn a simple deck area into a virtual second home. Multiple layers allows for entertaining on one level, dining on another, and provides the perfect spot for a private soak in a hot tub, or sunning on a warm day. Adults can enjoy quite conversation on one level, while children play safely on another.
Hot tub – When creating an outdoor living area, a hot tub is a must-have. There are many affordable options that will comfortably fit the entire family. Soaking in a hot tub relieves stress, relieves muscle aches and pains, improves sleep, and is a nice way to get in a little family time at the end of a long day. Consider a hot tub with built-in lights and stereo, which helps set the tone for a relaxing atmosphere.
Outdoor kitchen – More than just an outdoor grill, an outdoor kitchen is equipped with a cook prep space, built-in refrigerator, side burner(s), sink, and more. These products bring something spectacular to your outdoor living space, and they make eating outdoors more enjoyable.
With an ultimate deck experience, you’ll find more reason to spend time outdoors and enjoy the new living space provided by this exciting addition.
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