When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.
Maybe you've just finished building a new house. Or perhaps, you've just spent thousands of dollars purchasing a pre-existing home. Now that you already own your home, the next thing on your mind is probably what you can add to it.
Building a deck has numerous far-reaching benefits for today's homeowners! Although it may look like yet another reason to dip into your pocket even more, adding a deck to your new home is a worthy investment decision as the following advantages will indicate.
Create more functional space in the outdoor area
A deck structure creates extra livable space in your home's exteriors for you to enjoy with your family and guests. With easy access to the interior parts of your home, it provides invaluable room for casual living ranging from hosting some friends for a barbecue, to having a house party, to enjoying meals with your family outdoors during those hot summer days.
When you're building a deck, only your budget and the size of your yard will limit your ability to add more useable space in your home.
If your home has a large compound and your budget allows for the construction of a large deck, then you can even partition the deck into different functional areas for whatever functions you like.
Improve curb appeal
Installing a deck can enhance the overall design of your new home, making it look more beautiful. In most cases, decks are built using timber material, perhaps due to its low-cost advantage and ability to stand out as an attractive building material for so many years. The wood used in building the decks can be stained or painted to complement the natural palette of vegetation found in your landscape.
Notwithstanding, the options you have when it comes to improving the visual impact of your home by adding a deck are almost infinite, be it using building materials, e.g. prefabricated railings and stylish exterior tiles, or adding extras like flower pots, outdoor furniture, artwork, etc.
Provided you have professional deck builders, like those at Lifestyle Patios, working for you, a small deck can most likely be built in a couple of days while a larger one may be completed within a few weeks because most of the materials used are usually preassembled.
As such, you will save your neighbours the burden of tolerating the disturbing noise coming from the construction site. The installation process will be completed in the shortest time possible so that you can all go back to enjoying the usual serenity of the neighbourhood.