Adding Value to Your Home With a Finished Deck Are you looking to maximize your home’s value and add useful outdoor living space? If you are, you should consider installing a new deck. Creating outdoor space in a home when preparing to sell creates an appealing new gathering area in which potential buyers can envision themselves relaxing or hosting get-togethers where they can entertain guests. According to SFGate, adding a deck to a home offers a 76 percent return on investment when selling. Benefits of Installing a New Deck By installing a new deck, home sellers can significantly increase the value of their home, as well as the interest that home buyers show in it. This can make their home sell for a higher value and spend less time on the market before it's sold. Some of the many benefits of installing a new deck include: Attracting younger buyers. Maximizing buyer interest in the home. Increasing usable exterior square footage of the home.