Ever felt that your landscape design is missing something? Like it’s just one feature short of being properly complete? Don’t worry if this is something you’ve been thinking about as 2014 has progressed; we’ve listened to hundreds of homeowners in Richmond Hill, Thornhill and Woodbridge say exactly the same thing over the years. One of the most popular landscape design features that we typically install (many, many times every year) for homeowners is decking. Want to know what’s so great about decking? Well keep reading.
Four Reasons Why Decking is a Landscape Design Feature You Need
There are few other landscape design elements that can add as much to your outdoor space as decking can. Here are just a few of the reasons to think about investing in it as we approach 2015.
- Affordable, Functional Living Space – Outdoor decking is the cheapest way to add highly functional living space to your property that be utilized for a wide range of different things. It provides you with a comfortable environment in which you can host barbeques and dinner parties during the warmer summer months, as well as providing a quiet corner in which you can relax on your own. With the wide variety of fixtures and fittings available to accompany decking, the uses for such an area are virtually limitless.
- Boosts Your Home’s Value and Appeal – Even if you don’t plan to sell your property in the near future, it’s nice to know that any money you invest into a decked area isn’t just “dead money.” According to studies that have been done, should you sell your property, you would likely recoup more than 70 percent of the cost of the decking, which is a much higher figure than for many other home improvement projects. On top of that, decking is a feature that many prospective homebuyers look for and increases your chances of a quick sale.
- Connects Interior & Exterior Spaces – Many homes struggle to create a good transition between the inside and outside, and a decked area is the ideal solution to that problem. It’s almost like an inside area (or can be if well designed) located outside and helps to create a much more natural flow between the two areas, especially if positioned just off a set of patio doors in either your kitchen or living room.
- Relatively Easy to Maintain – Some landscape design features require a great deal of maintenance to keep them looking aesthetically pleasing after the landscaping contractors have installed them. That’s not the case with decking though. Many modern decking materials are virtually maintenance free, only requiring a light cleaning from time to time. Less time working means more time to enjoy your yard’s new feature!
With over two decades of landscape design experience, we know what works and what doesn’t. We’ve seen many landscaping companies in Richmond Hill, Thornhill and Woodbridge come and go over the years, but we’re still here as we offer quality solutions for affordable prices. Get in touch today to talk about your decking project.