Adding a deck to your home not only increases your outdoor living space, it can also increase the overall value of your home. A wooden deck addition can reap you a 70 percent return on your investment or more. A deck can also improve your home's curb appeal. When you have a deck built, your contractor can also do way more than just make a glorified wooden raised patio, too. Here's four must-have add-ons to consider.
You'll really add on to your living space when you incorporate an outdoor kitchen into your new deck. Summer entertaining will be far easier and fun when you can enjoy your guests while you prepare a feast. A refrigerator, gas stove, gas grill, double sink, countertop, and work area will allow you to slice, dice, fry, chill, and grill all with never having to set foot in the house.
Outdoor Dining Room
When it's time to eat, you can feast on your outdoor patio set. No need to worry about the flies and mosquitoes, either. Your contractor can design your deck where some areas, such as the dining area, are more like a screened-in porch. This will allow you to have enjoyable evenings around the table dining with friends and family while not having to worry about bugs ruining your food and fun. When dinner is over, you can clear the plates and play games or cards until late in the evening insect-free.
Outdoor Fire Pit
Your fire pit doesn't need to be way in the backyard separate from the rest of the house. It also doesn't need to be fueled by wood, which makes a mess, sends out sparks, and leaves your clothes smelling like smoke. Your contractor can design and build your wooden deck with a built-in gas fire pit. When built correctly, there's no need to worry about a fire hazard, either; a gas fire pit is just as safe as the gas fireplace in your home. You'll be able to gather around a cozy fire on chilly autumn evenings without concern.
Outdoor Bar And Barbecue
If sitting around tossing back a few beers and watching football while you tend to the beef brisket in your smoker is more your style, your deck can accommodate that, too. You can have a bar, complete with a beer cooler for your favorite kegs, ice box, bar stools, and big screen TV. Your meat smoker can flank the end. An outdoor brick pizza oven is another consideration.
Ready to get started on improving your outdoor area? Call a deck installation team such as Hufnagel Landscaping Inc to get started today.