If your backyard is just a wide open space, that isn’t really being utilized your best option is to add a patio or deck that’ll make the space more appealing.
Many older homes were built with large open outdoor spaces – as that’s what appealed to growing families in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The backyard was a place for the kids to play with the dog, play with friends or just sit under the shade of a tree, the landscape would only feature two things: green grass and an old tree.
As many homeowners snatch up these older homes, they’re looking to spruce up their outdoor spaces, so it no longer feels like a wide open space and more like a living space. An area that matches the rest of the home.
That’s where a deck or patio comes in.
Benefits Of Adding A Deck Or Patio:
- Create A Designated Entertainment Space
Instead of having a big open space and having to bring out a table, chairs and all of that when you decide to barbeque or enjoy the outdoors. Your patio or deck will provide your home with a sectioned off living space like a living room in your backyard. You’ll be able to furnish it, decorate it and enjoy the company of friends and family in a natural setting. Plus, it’ll just sound cool to say, “let’s go out to the deck.”
- Add Visual Interest In The Backyard
Instead of looking out onto a wide, vacant space. That’s cluttered with leaves and possibly toys a patio or deck is a great way to make your backyard visually appealing without having to add a garden. You’ll also find that your home feels more complete as you’re essentially making a space that can give your home the indoor-outdoor flow that’s become popular in recent years.
- Increase Sale Value
If you do decide to sell your home, the fact that you’ve added a deck or patio to the exterior shows that you care about the space. Most home buyers want a space that feels updated, modern and fresh. And there’s no better way to make the exterior of your home feel that way than with a designated entertainment, or lounging area.
Should You Do-It-Yourself or Hire A Contractor
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They’re able to ensure you’re building it up to code. The space will look far more professional if done by a professional and will stand the test of time.
Which Is Better A Patio, A Deck or A Raised Deck?
If you live on an uneven plot, you should probably opt for a deck. However, if you want a “garden room” or a place among your plants and shrubbery a patio is certainly a better option. But, it’s best to envision the space you want to create. A raised deck, offers a bit of both, so you don’t have to choose between a patio or a deck.
Once you’ve added the deck or patio you’ll be glad you did. Fall, Spring and Summer are all better with a lovely outdoor space. In some cases even winter as long as you cosy up under a throw and keep the fire going.