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Reasons Why You Need a Deck in Your Backyard

Have you ever looked out of the window in the early morning hours of your day, with a cup of coffee in your hand, wondering how the weather is perfect and how great it would be to sip your coffee while outside? You open the window and get outside, and yet you are standing in tall grass, still enjoying it, but something is missing.

A sanctuary, a place to sit, to nap, to have some alone time, to read a book, or to have a barbeque with friends and family. All these ideas are going through your mind and yet you cannot wrap your head around them.

What could fulfill all these wishes while still looking nice and fancy, adding value to your home, and not starting an argument with your wife? You’re turning your head slightly to the right and see your neighbor enjoying the same morning sun on a nice elevated platform, smiling and living life.

A deck, a beautiful wooden, elevated, and nice platform, is perfectly incorporated into the backyard. With a pair of stairs going down the pool and the patio. If everything we said so far is not convincing enough, down below we’ll discuss many reasons why you need a deck in your backyard.

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Enhanced Outdoor Living Space

The outdoor living space you probably have right now is filled with a kid’s swimming pool, a couple of toys, maybe a slide, a swing, and many other things, which all in all create a dysfunctional outdoor space where you have to jump across a few obstacles to get to the backdoor of the fence.

Most of us are probably very well acquainted with these living conditions, and many have never thought of the many ways they can upgrade their current situation. And before you ask what there is to do about it, let’s consider why this is the case.

As with every family, you’re trying to create a cozy, home-like feel for everyone. A deck provides an ideal area for relaxation, dining, and entertaining guests.

With the addition of comfortable furniture, a grill, and some decorative elements, a deck can serve as an extension of your home, offering a perfect spot for family gatherings and social events.

That’s its essence; the main concept behind the idea. A deck is supposed to be a place where you’ll be creating many new memories while making the most of the space you already have.

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Increased Property Value

The deck is not only for the eyes; besides its functionality and many purposes, it adds value to the home you have, making it more appealing to potential buyers.

Although it seems a bit odd to think about selling the house while you’re going through so much trouble to make it a perfect home, consider that one day you might not need it anymore.

A home is a home only if everyone is around the dinner table every evening at 20. Once the kids move you, you might want to change to something still cozy yet smaller. And with the price changes, as is the case with real estate, why not consider this aspect as well? A deck offers one of the highest returns on investment for home improvement projects.

Versatile Design Options

Make no mistake, though we all know what traditional decks look like, the number of design options is almost endless. It comes down to your imagination—the purpose of the deck itself and what you’re planning to use it for.

Usually, decks come in various designs, materials, and sizes, allowing for customization to suit your style and the architectural aesthetics of your home.

Whether you prefer a simple, single-level deck or a multi-tiered structure with built-in seating and planters, the options are countless. You can always ask a professional about their opinion, discuss design options with the family, look something up online, or simply make a draft on your own.

Low Maintenance and Durability

One wonderful side of the deck is its low maintenance and overall durability. Once it’s been made, there is not much to it. You’ll have to inspect it annually; the harsh weather during the winter can take a toll on the wood. Maybe polish it from time to time, varnish it with some protective coat after a few seasons, and potentially replace a board here and there.

Overall, if made properly, the structure of the deck keeps it together and it can stand like that for years and years. Its durability simply makes it possible to enjoy it without a worry in the world.

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Eco-Friendly Outdoor Solution

Think of it this way: if you have a living space outside, you’ll spend more time in the sun enjoying the fresh air, which might affect you positively. Your whole family might just take up the trend. Decks are eco-friendly solutions as far as home renovations usually go.

In terms of upgrades you can make to the house while thinking of the environment, they’re the winners. The wood is biodegradable; it's not steel, metal, or concrete, which might stand for centuries to come. You can also make it from materials that are sustainable and recycled.

And while you’re spending all that time outside, you may find yourself relying less on indoor air conditioning and lighting, further reducing energy consumption and promoting a greener lifestyle.

All in all, it’s a great way to make use of the backyard while incorporating something that just naturally belongs there.

A deck is a great idea to enhance your outdoor space

If you’re still having second thoughts, then we’ll leave you to it. There is not much we can say except what has already been said.

Having a deck gives you a unique opportunity to finally make use of the full potential of your home and the space you have back. And, even if you don’t like it and decide to remove it one day, its wooden structure is easy to deconstruct.

As opposed to steel and concrete structures, you don’t need to hammer or break down anything. Rather, you’ll need just some time and probably a couple of screwdrivers. It’s a chance to host parties, gather social events, and invite the family for a nice BBQ.


Jenny Kakoudakis

Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.

Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.



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