Patio Style: 4 Perks of Renovating Your Deck

  • Michael Grant
  • December 10, 2018

You are looking to make an addition to your home, but are unsure of what to do. You want the area to be comfortable, cozy, and allow you to have company and entertain. Obvious choices include renovating the basement or adding an addition, but you want this new space to be fun and different.

Renovating your deck is the perfect solution and provides many advantages. Below are reasons why people are considering a deck renovation and why this may be exactly the option you are looking for.

1.  Additional living space

A renovated deck has become a popular choice among homeowners, because it adds living space to the home without the cost of an addition that can be extravagant due to the foundation and insulation required in its construction. Whether you enjoy spending time alone with a book, with your family, or entertaining guests, a deck will give you the unique space that you need.

During the warmer months, the deck is ideal for birthday parties and barbeques if you want to escape the heat. In the winter months, snow and wind will not be an issue as windows can be added to keep warmth in and the cold out. The space can be enjoyed with a nice heater or fireplace without causing you to lose touch with natural surroundings.

2. Adds value to the home

Decks, patios, and porches add value to any home but screened-in porches are especially desirable and will add even more to the dollar amount. When a homeowner renovates the deck, it counts in the total square footage which in turn raises the value of the home.

Decks are unique because they feature windows that surround the area, giving the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the comfort of your home. If a family in the housing market look at a home and see a screened-in porch, they see a space where they can enjoy quality time together. People looking to buy homes search for a place that will be comfortable and relaxing. Decks are popular because they offer exactly this.

3. No bugs

Lots of people enjoy spending time outside but bugs can definitely be discouraging. At least in Canada, black flies can be pests during the day and mosquitoes come out at night in the warmer months, meaning that getting bitten by bugs is a very real issue no matter what time of day it is. Even if you wear insect repellant to prevent bug bites, they still can swarm around you and this gets very annoying.

When you renovate your deck and add a screened-in porch, they provide the shelter needed to escape bugs that annoy and bite you and still allow you to enjoy the fresh air and sounds of the outdoors.

4. Year-round enjoyment

Having a deck will also allow you to spend time with family and entertain guests without having to worry about the weather forecast. In the warmer months, a screened-in porch will shield you from the sun and provide the shade needed to keep you cool. Add a fan or an air conditioner and you have a nice, cool, relaxing space to escape the heat.

In the winter, keep warm out of the snow and wind by adding a heater or fireplace and curl up with a book and a hot drink. A screened-in porch allows you to choose the type of furniture you want as the space will keep it safe from elements such as heat or moisture. A screened-in porch will provide the shelter and comfort you need for any activity you choose to pursue.

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Hello, my name is Michael and I'm a cancer survivor. I'm also a home entrepreneur and stay-at-home grandfather. In the past thirty years, I've dabbled in the the financial sector, the technology industry, as well as a little business consulting. I guess you can call me a jack of all trades!