The decision to upgrade your home is a tough one, there are many factors to consider. What is the best choice for your family now? What will yield the highest return should you decide to sell your home? Decks and patios are common upgrades for metro Atlanta families, they’re a great expansion of the living space and create an outdoor meeting place for friends and family. Here are a few tips to maximizing your custom deck
1. Choose your materials wisely. Using sturdy woods have a higher return than other composite materials available. In addition, they look nicer! They appeal to more people and will greatly increase the value of you home upon resale time.
2. Be mindful of your design and how it fits with your home and the rest of the neighborhood. It is also important to note the size of your deck and how it measures up to the rest of the home, your deck should not be larger than 18 percent of your home. Less is more when it comes to design so don’t add too many complex features. Simple decks do best when it comes to ROI.
3. Include a patio cover in your budget. Covering your deck or patio means you can use it more often. In addition, keeping your deck covered will mean that the materials will be protected from extensive water damage.