There are still many homeowners who are just now digging out from the impact of the housing bubble that burst in 2008 and the pain is still very fresh in their minds. New homeowners who did not feel the impact of those troubled times are just as cautious to protect the value of their homes and make the right decisions regarding how we can increase the return on our investments. So, with that thought in mind, the question would be would adding a deck on to my house help or hurt the property value. By most measures the answer is yes however there are varying responses as to just how much. Depending on the search input or the browser that you use. Any web search will return a multitude of blogs, articles or sites that will provide a varying range of expectations of the impact that a deck will have on the value of your home. Overall most estimates show that the homeowner can expect a property value increase anywhere from 70% to 107% of the cost of the deck installation. Compared to the return on investment of other home improvement projects decks are a very sound investment for the homeowner.
Now that we have established that decks are sound investments, what other items should the homeowner consider when taking on a project like this. One thing to consider will be the size of the deck. One mistake that homeowners will make is overbuilding the deck. You need to take the size of the yard into consideration when planning the size of the deck. Filling too much of the yard with deck can have an opposite effect in this case. Maintain the proper balance between deck and yard to maximize the overall enjoyment of your outdoor space. Your professional deck contractor can assist in your design planning so that the final product will be the right size for the space. Another consideration will be materials. Wood, composite, and exotic hardwoods are all great options. The Boise deck builder will be able to walk you through the choices and help you decide the best option for your outdoor living space. These materials will have a unique return on investment factor. The Boise deck contractor will also assist with the evaluation of that as well. A third thing to consider will be the deck accents. Everything from deck lighting to fire pits, outdoor kitchens and covered sitting are all great choices. All of which will have a similar impact to the overall value of the project. The deck builder will walk you through all of the options.
With all of that being said, you can see that there are many reasons to add a new custom deck on to your home and enjoy the expanded living space but the knowledge that you have added to the overall investment that you have made in your home. Contact our Boise custom deck builders today for a free quote on your next project.