To Deck or Not to Deck?

January 20, 2014

Not sure whether adding a deck to your Sydney home is worth the investment? We’ll help you decide.

 

Never underestimate the power of a great outdoor entertainment area.

A deck or a patio will transform your backyard from somewhere to mow grass and hang wet clothes to dry into a place where you can relax with a book or entertain guests and loved ones.

A good deck can extend a living area outdoors and entice the outdoors back inside. The costs are relatively inexpensive to have a deck installed and is a great investment into your quality of life, as well as boosting the value of your property overall.

If you have an outdoor pool, creating decking around it makes the area much more attractive and will also create another seating area that you can lounge around on after a dip.

Got a barbecue or outdoor fireplace? There’s nothing quite like dining outdoors on your deck, especially on a cool summer’s night.

Decks aren’t just great for boosting your outdoor entertainment areas, they’re also great when your garden is on a slope and you would like to create a more functional area.  It’s also a less expensive way of grading, and can easily be removed if you decide you no longer want it anymore.

Don’t get it in your mind that installing a deck will take away the nature aspects of your backyard – decking looks great with plants potted on the deck or framed around the deck in a garden bed.

So when it comes to the grand question of to deck or not to deck, you really have to question firstly: What kind of space do you currently have? Then – do you want it to be more functional? Do you want to increase the value of your home? Do you want to be able to entertain guests outdoors? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may seem like installing a deck is the thing for you.

Enjoyed this post? You might also like reading about how to make the most out of small outdoor entertainment areas here: Dress Up Your Deck Without Blowing the Budget

Kevin Pobjie grew up in Sydney and started working in the home improvements industry over 30 years ago. He is married with two children, one boy and one girl, 24 and 20. Kevin started selling awnings, pergolas and sunrooms using Hunter Douglas and Stramit before he started Wizard Home Improvements in Granville in late 2004. He is now licensed by fair-trading to build awnings.
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