Spending time on a home deck or a home patio is probably the highlight of your day. You get to enjoy fresh air while still being very close to the amenities of your home. It is a great place to hang out with friends, have dinner parties or tell scary stories in front of a small fire.
But which one adds more value to your home, a deck or a patio?
A home deck is expected to increase the value of your home and offer you a 65% or 85% return on investment. This value however is determined by the materials used, the size of the deck, the maintenance costs, and many other features, so these numbers should not be taken too literally.
A home patio is slightly less convenient in terms of investment than a deck. A patio is expected to provide a 40% to 65% return on investment. Patios are however easier to build and maintain.
If you are wondering whether it is best to add a home patio or a home deck to your property, you need to look at a few more factors, and not just cost. First of all, start by thinking about how you will use the space and how your family will benefit from it. Next, think about which feature would look better architecturally. Some homes are raised and a patio looks a bit forced on them. Others are built with a strong look, such as colonial-style homes, where a deck feels unsafe and slim. It can be hard to know whether your home will look better with a deck or a patio, so one way to determine this issue is to look at what your neighbor has done. Do a little research and find out whether your area is more prone to decks or patios.
For more information, feel free to contact us at RH Renovation NYC. Our team is composed of both contractors and designers that can help you not only build your new home deck or patio but also choose the best look for your home, based on the area where you live, your personal preferences as well as the architectural features of your property. We will also provide you with a cost estimate for free and walk you through the process until you have an amazing outdoor space to enjoy.