Revamp Your Backyard This Spring With a New Deck


Spring is a great time to add to your backyard with a new deck. A wooden deck, in particular, will add to the value of your home and greatly enhance its style. Continue reading to learn more about the advantages of revamping your backyard with a new deck this spring.

Expand Your Living Space

An outdoor living space will do wonders for the utility of your home, especially if you add an outdoor kitchen too. When you have guests over, they will be able to choose between lounging inside the home or outside. And because the weather is usually so nice in the San Jose area, your deck will get a great deal of use no matter what season it is. Adding an outdoor living space takes less time than adding a room, so you don’t have to worry about the backyard being tied up for too long.

Add to the Value of Your Home

Adding a deck is a very cost-effective thing way to enhance the look of your home. This is especially true if you construct a deck made of specialty woods, and keep up with the maintenance required to make the wood look healthy and beautiful for years to come. In fact, according to a 2007 report done by Remodeling Magazine, more than 85 percent of the cost of adding a wooden deck can be recouped when the home is sold. Compare this with 69 percent for a family room addition and 78 percent for a bathroom remodel.

Spend Less Than You Would Adding a Room

Many people hesitate to perform major work on their home for budgetary reasons. But adding an outdoor living space is much more affordable, as you can expect it to cost about half as much as adding to the house itself.

To find out what Southern Lumber of San Jose can do to revamp your home’s outdoor living space, head over to our website. We have more than 100 years of experience in the business, and use beautiful, long-lasting specialty woods. Call us at (408) 297-9663 for more information.

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