The Benefits of Adding Decking to Your Home
When you’re thinking about what to do with your garden or outdoor space at home, you’re not short of options. One of the most popular choices in recent years has been having decking installed, and if you’ve seen some at a friend’s home, or even just seen pictures online or in a magazine, you may already be aware that it can bring a whole new aesthetic to any garden.
So even before anything else, we can confidently say that good decking makes a beautiful addition to any property! But what else does decking bring to the garden? This month, the Home View Landscapes team is taking a close look at the benefits of adding decking to your home.
Additional living space
Attractive and well-designed decking that you can access from your home via patio doors is almost like adding an extra room to the house. You can add pieces of furniture, a place to eat, potted plants and any number of other decorative features to make it a pleasant and relaxing space to unwind, dine or just read a book. And, of course, with the perfect view of your garden as you do so.
And although decking is mainly used in the warmer months and in dry weather, the simple addition of some awning or even a fire pit can quickly make it an all-year amenity.
The perfect entertainment area
If you’re having friends round for dinner, a barbecue or even just a few drinks, what better place to gather than on some nice decking of a warm evening? With comfortable garden furniture, mood lighting and a few well placed and attractive ornaments, it’s likely to be at least as good as any indoor room, with the extra benefits of fresh air and a nice view adding to the sociable ambience.
Adding value to your home
According to Property Price Advice, decking can add as much as 10% to the value of your home. That’s because while some people may hold back from having it installed themselves, once it’s there it’s easy to see what it adds to a property. As with things like designer kitchens and loft conversions, potential buyers are usually prepared to pay a bonus for decking because it’s a home improvement that brings an immediate and easily identifiable benefit that you don’t have to build yourself.
The perfect place to spend a warm evening
When the weather gets hotter in the summer months, it can often get stuffy indoors. Having decking to escape to can be a real bonus – and if it leads off your living room, you may even be able to organise things such that you can sit outside and watch telly at the same time!
Affordable and easily-maintained solution
Given all its potential benefits, decking is a relatively inexpensive option – and if you choose good quality materials installed by a reliable and reputable company, it should also give you enjoyment for years to come.
As leading providers of decking services across Ascot, Wokingham, Maidenhead and the surrounding areas, Home View Landscapes has years of experience installing both timber and composite decking in homes and gardens of all shapes and sizes. To find out more, or to get a free home visit and competitive quote, get in touch with us now.