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Adding Value to Your Home With a Finished Deck

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.

Seven Products to Deck Out Your Exterior Projects

According to the latest AIA Home Design Trends Survey, 69% of architecture firms have reported an increase in designing a project related to outdoor living. As clients start to look for more luxurious designs in the backyards, remodelers need to take note of the new and upcoming products for “outdoor living rooms. ” BUILDER’s Mary Salmonsen reports on some of the new developments in composite materials, outdoor lighting, and outdoor kitchen features.