Why Now is the Perfect Time to Add a Deck

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When considering adding a deck to your home, there are a whole array of reasons why making a deck a part of your home is a good thing to do.

Move the Cooking Outdoors

If you love cooking, a deck can become a second kitchen. Add a firepit for warmth and for an old-fashioned meal of roasted hot dogs and smores. Decks with a bar affixed to them can be filled with everything you need for drinks to serve your guests – no more shuffling back and forth to the kitchen. Proximity to the kitchen makes preparing and serving food so simple. Grilling out makes food cleanup a breeze and is just plain delicious! With warmer weather approaching, can you imagine holding your favorite beverage relaxing in the fresh air on your new deck or grilling that perfect steak?

Add a Deck and Enjoy Nature

In addition to increasing the livable area of your home, adding a deck can provide a beautiful view surrounded by the sounds of nature. We regularly see deer frolicking through our back yard in addition to a wild turkey here or there. Soon squirrels will be darting back and forth and up and down trees. One of our favorite things to do is watch the variety of colorful birds gathering around our bird feeder.

Inviting Atmosphere for Family and Friends

Having a deck makes it possible to create an inviting atmosphere for family or friends. You can set up a tropical scene with draped fabrics, statues and exotic plants. Add some art work, brightly colored furniture and cushions. Lighting such as lanterns adds to the atmosphere in the evening. You can turn your deck into a luxurious spa. Install a hot tub, a sound system, add planters, a free-standing hammock and comfortable furniture. The things you can do to enhance your deck experience are endless!

Spring is just 26 days away, now is the perfect time to add a deck to your home. Email us today or call us for your free consultation (703) 385-2525.

The 5 Best Home Improvement Projects for Your Money

Deck Clifton VirginiaYou may be surprised to know that remodeling and renovation projects to your home will not bring you the same percentage of return at the time of resale. An annual report that was recently published in a popular remodeling magazine, which describes the various home remodeling projects and gives the amount of money you are likely to recoup when you sell your house. Surprisingly, the cost of a new deck will give back more than adding a sunroom. Following is a list of the five best home projects that bring the best return on your home investments.

Steel Doors

For a number of reasons, replacing your entry door with a steel door will pay back about 129 percent of your investment. That’s a considerable return. Steel doors cost much less than fiberglass doors. Don’t be concerned about the looks of a steel door – they are still attractive and add curb appeal to your home entrance. They are energy efficient, as well.

Attic Bedroom

There is often a need for an extra bedroom for families these days. Adding an attic bedroom returns about 83 percent of the cost at resale time. Many families have elderly parents or children moving back home and this bedroom space is an asset.

Vinyl Siding Replacement

When you replace your siding with a vinyl replacement, your house will give the appearance of “brand new.” It will really enhance your curb appeal, is long lasting and easy to maintain. Return on your investment is about 80 percent.

Wood Window Replacement

If your wooden windows are getting chipped and cracked and look bad, replacement is wise – your whole house will look a lot better. In addition, your home’s energy efficiency will improve. You can recoup about 77 percent of the cost of window replacement at resale.

Wood Deck

You, like so many families these days, are choosing to spend more of your leisure time outdoors at home. By adding a wooden deck, you can entertain friends and family with barbecues and other outdoor activities. So it’s no wonder that building a deck is so popular. More great news is that a whopping 81 percent can be recouped from this investment at resale.

Steadfast can help you with all your deck needs.

 

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