Throwing deck parties at home for friends and relatives is indescribably fun. You’ve got all that outdoor/indoor space to romp around and no nooks and crannies to clean afterwards. Got a small patch of land around the house? With the time, budget, and help from expert deck builders from San Francisco, now could be the best time to construct the deck of your inner party animal’s dreams. Guest author Jayla Barnsen shows us the steps in her piece about decks in SundayBell.com.
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Who would have thought that you could raise the value of your home while merrymaking? Decks are the one house feature that most families prioritize because of the possibilities they present– especially for anything from small gatherings to catered events.
“Perhaps one of the best benefits of a deck is how it naturally increases the home’s value. According to experts, you can easily recoup up to 72 percent of the cost of building the deck by the amount it will raise the overall property value of your house.”
So how much will it cost
Deck experts like Schaefer Construction, who also handle bridge driveways in the Bay Area, can inspect your property and give you a quick quote, then oversee the construction once the costs are approved. Afraid this little home improvement might break the bank? You definitely won’t have to look for a second job, nor will you have to borrow money from relatives to pull this off.
“Decks cost significantly less than other home additions, making them a great option for those on a budget who still want to enhance their home in some way without taking out a loan. The cost of a deck ranges, but depends on the type of lumber used, as well as how large it will be, often ranging from $20 to $35 per square foot on average.”
More room to groove
The extra space will certainly come in handy for storing extra furniture and other stuff. As another option, you might consider constructing a covered deck and creating an al fresco dining area or daytime living space. Think of it as adding an extra room for peanuts.
Seeing as cost and maintenance will be minimal, a deck would definitely make living at home feel like party central.
(Article Excerpt and Image from 6 Amazing Benefits Of Adding a Deck To Your House, http://www.sundaybell.com/classroom/6-amazing-benefits-of-adding-a-deck-to-your-house/)