6 Reasons to Add a Deck to Your Home

A deck can be a great way to expand your outdoor living space and make the most of your backyard. Plus, decks are relatively flexible spaces that you can use for a variety of things. Whether you just want to relax outside, entertain guests when the weather is nice, or something else, here are a few reasons to add a deck to your home:

1. You Want to Improve Your Backyard

Upgrading your landscaping and maintaining your yard can make a big difference in how it looks. On top of that, you can add a deck or patio to further improve your backyard and provide even more ways to use and enjoy it. All of these things are curb appeal ideas to improve your home.

In addition to creating more functional space for your home, a deck also provides a convenient buffer to better transition from your home to your yard. This is why adding a deck is one of the top ways to improve your backyard.

Check out the video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team building a deck addition for this homeowner!

2. You Need More Outdoor Entertainment Space

Decks are flexible outdoor spaces and there are many ways to use a deck addition. If you have a big family or often have guests, more outdoor entertainment space can go a long way in making your get-togethers more fun and more comfortable.

When entertaining out on a deck, you can add seating for comfortable conversation. You can also add surfaces and seating to create an outdoor dining area. Depending on your deck plan and layout, you can even create a cookout space or outdoor kitchen. And, when you’re not using your deck for entertaining, you still get to use it for relaxing by yourself, working out outside, grooming your pets, and more.

Watch the video below to see Zephyr Thomas give this homeowner more outdoor entertainment space with a deck renovation for their city home!

3. You Want a Deck and a Patio

Some homeowners prefer patios while others prefer decks, and some want both. If you want to be able to enjoy a deck and a patio for different uses, it makes sense to add both if your home and lot have the space for them. Placement, deck plans, and more are all things to consider when adding a deck to your home.

Depending on your home design and layout and space on your lot, you could have the deck and patio on different sides of your home. Or, you can have them on the same side of your home. If you have an existing patio and the space, you can build a deck addition that attaches to your existing patio in a seamless transition.

Check out the video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team adding a deck with a privacy fence attached to this homeowner’s patio!

4. You Want to Increase Your Home’s Value

A deck addition is one of the home upgrades that add value. Increasing your home’s value shouldn’t be the only reason you add a deck to your home, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. If you have been thinking about a deck, you do want to think about how you might want to use it.

These things can affect decisions on placement, structure, plan, etc., which is why not thinking about how you want to use it is one of the mistakes to avoid when adding a deck to your home. This also ensures that there is a good return on investment for the deck you add and that it also improves curb appeal and increases home value.

5. You Have a Pool

Another one of the reasons to add a deck to your home is if you have a pool and want to add a pool deck. Not only does a pool deck help make access to the pool safer and more convenient, but it also makes the most of the space around the pool by making it more functional and safer overall. These are also reasons why you’ll wish you had a deck this summer if you have a pool.

In addition to these practical benefits, a pool deck can also help increase your home value and can even add some storage space for pool supplies. Depending on the deck plan and the space you have, you can even incorporate a security fence and gate to help secure and protect your pool. This is one of the reasons to add a fence around your backyard and it makes sense for pools as well.

6. You Need More Outdoor Storage Space

If you just want storage space outside of your home, a shed could be a good solution. But, if you want more storage space outside along with more space to enjoy the outdoors, a deck can be the perfect solution.

In addition to space on the deck itself for some items, you can also get creative with under deck ideas to maximize outdoor storage space. You have more flexibility if you have an upper-level or multi-level deck, but there are still opportunities for storage even when your deck addition will be at ground level.

Add a Deck to Your Home With Zephyr Thomas

There are many benefits of adding a deck to your home and these are just a few reasons to add a deck to your home. If you’re ready to add a deck or to replace or upgrade your existing deck, contact Zephyr Thomas at 717-399-4708 to start a free estimate!

Take a look at the time-lapse video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team building a home addition with a deck for this homeowner!