The year is just warming up as the winter season draws to an end. If you have been considering deck remodeling, now is the perfect time of the year. With a few simple projects, you can give your deck an all-new look, enhance its utility and add to its aesthetic value. Here are a few simple do-it-yourself remodeling projects to try your hands on this year.
Flooring Replacement for Your Deck Remodeling Project
Deck flooring is usually the most prominent portion of a deck. In fact, when we use the term ‘wooden decks’, the first thing that pops into one’s mind is the deck’s floor bed. A quick deck remodeling project is to simply replace the flooring of your deck. It is going to cost you a tidy sum, especially if you want to use high-end composite decks. But you can still choose from a great many choices. With an existing framework, it is also easier to remove the old flooring and install a new one on your own. It also costs less compared to a professional job where removal costs alone may start at $3,000.
Integrated Seating To Add To Your Deck Project
Integrated or built-in seating is another excellent project to consider when you undertake deck remodeling. Built-in seating is designed to be a part of the deck and is typically positioned along the railings. You can also use creative options such as built-in wooden benches that double as storage spaces.
Multiple Tiers To Enchance Your Deck Remodeling
One of the most popular ways of adding aesthetic value during a deck remodeling job is to use multiple tiers. An existing deck space can be modified to create multiple tiers at different heights, connected by a few steps. Tiers are also used to create more space on deck and create separate sections for different uses.
Deck Enclosure To Add To Your Deck Project
An open outdoor deck is typically exposed to rain, sunlight and other natural elements. While this is great for the right weather, it can prevent you from enjoying a quality time on your deck in adverse weather conditions. An enclosure provides a space that is shielded from the elements. You can prop up a temporary roof, go with options like awnings and pergolas, or create a roof extension. The right roof type will ultimately depend on your budget and skill. On average, expect to spend around $19 to $37 per square foot when enclosing a deck. Once you have a roof, you will need to enclose the sides to create an enclosure.
Trust a Professional Deck Remodeler
You can take a DIY approach to the deck remodeling projects listed above. However, if you believe you lack the skill to undertake them, it is best to consult a professional interior and exterior renovation company.
If you’re thinking about adding a deck to your property, your planning should take into account ROI variables. Materials, size, access, and the “wow factor” all contribute to a prospective buyer’s perception of the value added by a deck to the property. It’s worth becoming familiar with deck construction in the comparable properties in your area so you can position yours where you want to be value-wise. Another value relationship to consider is that between your deck budget and the overall value of the property. It doesn’t make ROI dollars and sense to build something too grand for the size and likely resale price of the home. One rule of thumb used by contractors and architects is that a deck should be no larger than the home’s biggest interior space.
Keep in mind, too, that adding value to your home gets the attention of the assessor and the underwriter, so your property taxes and insurance premiums are like to be increased. Like anything else built by human beings, a deck will inevitably require some maintenance and/or repair as time goes by. Good choices of materials, with expert design and construction, are the ticket to keeping those costs down and your enjoyment and ROI up.