Deck Remodeling Ideas for the Summer

If you are tired of the look of your deck, it is time for a renovation project. Deck remodeling can be used to give your deck a makeover while also adding to its utility, aesthetics and practical use. Summer is the perfect time of the year to undertake a deck remodeling project, especially in the low-rainfall months. This is when you can easily start and complete the remodel without having to worry about adverse weather.

As with any renovation project, deck remodeling works best when you do a bit of planning before you undertake the work. Here are some ideas to help you with the planning. These ideas will also let you make the most of the remodel.

Repair and Restore Your Deck

The first step in deck remodeling is to repair any existing problems with the deck. On average, you should expect to spend around $850 to $1,500 on complete deck repairs. The actual costs may depend on the extent of damage your deck has.

Get Creative with the Railing in Your Deck Remodeling Project

If your deck lacks a railing, the right time to add one is during a deck remodeling project. If the deck already has a railing, you can add decorative elements to spruce it up and give it a new look. The easiest way to touch up an existing railing is to use paint on it. You can choose from a huge range of paint colors to use one that best suits your deck and its décor elements.

Add Shade to Your Deck

Adding a shade is one of the most useful investments when renovating your deck. A shade screens your deck from weather elements like sun and the rain, letting you enjoy your deck year-round. You can use choose from a huge range of options when it comes to adding shade to the deck. An object as simple as an umbrella can be used to create shade in a corner of the deck. Alternatively, you can use awnings, pergolas or permanent veranda roof extensions for more elaborate shading.

Work with a Professional Deck Builder for Your Deck Remodeling Project

Deck remodeling is a great way of adding aesthetic and material value to your deck while also enhancing its utility. With the ideas shared above, you can easily make your deck space more useful, appealing and exciting. Most of these projects can be done taking a DIY approach. But if you want a professional and neat job, it is a good idea to hire an exterior and interior 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.