With summer quickly approaching and the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to turn your attention to enhancing your outdoor living space.
Renovation projects are often focused on the interior of the home – where most of us spend the majority of time. However, in the warmer-weather months, a comfortable, functional and low-maintenance outdoor space can be a family oasis. Outdoor improvements – like a welcoming front porch, a backyard deck, outdoor kitchen or patio will also add value to your home. Like any renovation, outdoor living upgrades are a commitment and will take time and money. It’s important to consider which projects will yield the best return on your investment.
Backyard Deck Delivers High Return on Investment
For many homebuyers, expanding living space and gaining additional space to host family and friends is a necessity. A deck is a home improvement project that will expand the living space of your home. According to Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report 2016, decks also offer one of the highest returns on investment of any home improvement project. With so many different shapes, forms, materials and features, it is important that homeowners do their homework to understand their preferences before meeting with a chosen contractor.
Quality and Maintenance-Free Materials
Our clients, and Monmouth County homeowners, were seeking to update their porch, but also had a strong desire for the new space to be as low maintenance as possible. To address this priority, our team selected quality building materials that would meet that objective now and into the future. Today’s wood-alternative decking is the perfect choice. Elegant, on-trend products made from capped polymer and available in a variety of colors and grains, these high-performance materials are beautiful and long lasting. Vinyl railings are sturdy and available in a multitude of styles, colors and infills, providing a great way to aesthetically blend the home’s new custom deck with the style of the individual home. These products – while beautiful and durable – also eliminate a dreaded homeowner task of regularly staining or painting a weatherworn deck or porch.