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The Resale Benefits of Adding a Deck or Porch to Your Backyard

Does Adding a Screened-In Porch Add Value to My Home?

Are you considering adding a new deck, porch, or patio to your Raleigh or Durham home? In addition to providing you with greater outdoor living space now, the addition may also provide you with increased resale value if you plan to sell it at a later time. As your premier deck and porch builder, Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham and the Greater Triangle can help you improve your home, property, and lifestyle with a custom project that meets both your current and future needs.

Build Better for Now and Later

home with for sale sign How long a homeowner plans to stay in their home is one of the details we discuss in the first Archadeck consultation about a potential backyard renovation. This answer is important as it can inform budgetary, material, and general design choices. A family with plans to stay long-term may choose more carefully the things that matter most to their lifestyle. A homeowner that is planning to sell in the near to mid-term might be making choices focused on what may help their home’s resale value or help them to better recoup their cost at sale time.

Sell Your Home Faster with Inspiring Outdoor Spaces

Part of what helps a homeowner to get the most money in the sale of their home is the speed at which the home sells once listed. It is ideal to sell a home fast. A home that sells quickly usually receives offers nearer to the list price or even higher. A home that sits on the market too long, often makes buyers leery and will attract those looking for a bargain. To sell quickly, homeowners need to have or add features to impress buyers and help them to imagine themselves living in the home.

Design Your Home Addition with an Understanding of Current Trends

Raleigh backyard with paver patio and fire pit a deck and a covered porch Staying abreast of trends in the home buying market when planning a renovation to better serve your immediate needs can also help you sell faster at a later time. Kiplinger recently released a list of 11 Features That Will Sell Your Home Faster. Among laundry rooms and energy-efficient appliances and windows, “patio” was number three on their list, as 87% of buyers want this feature in their new home. And while they label it as “patio,” specifically, they go on to talk about how houses with “a really nice backyard” allow homebuyers to envision themselves enjoying the space with friends and family. In-demand outdoor spaces range from classic paver patios to larger projects featuring decks, porches, and outdoor kitchens – many inspired by the popularity of backyard renovation shows.

Add “Wow” to Sell Now

For those homeowners planning to sell sooner rather than later, wise investments are crucial. Raleigh-Durham’s great and relatively mild weather increases interest in outdoor living spaces such as decks, patios, and porches. Adding to or improving your outdoor living space provides extra square footage for prospective buyers at a lower cost than extensive home additions. Completing the addition before you put the house on the market appeals to those buyers who want turn-key readiness. A newly renovated backyard can breathe new life into an older home, giving your property a leading edge over others.

If you dream of a gorgeous new deck, patio, or porch to enjoy, or you want a future buyer to envision themselves in your backyard with ease, call Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham and the Greater Triangle today: (919) 446-5585. Schedule a design consultation, and our expert team will walk you through the best options for your current needs and future goals. We look forward to working with you!