If you are looking to add onto your outdoor living area, a deck or patio can give you the space you need to relax and spend time outside during the warm months. Both can increase the value of your home and give you a wonderful place to entertain outdoors. Each has its own benefits – it is a matter of which one will best suit your needs and compliment your home. Here are some of the advantages of each.
Decks are usually made from wood or vinyl materials, built off the ground. This is perfect for property that is sloped, hilly or has drainage issues, keeping your outdoor space off unlevel or muddy ground. Decks can be built off any level of the home or have multiple levels. They can be beautifully designed and have many options in staining or color for aesthetic appeal.
A patio is built on the ground and can be made from many different materials, including brick, concrete, natural stone or pavers. Patios are low maintenance, usually easier to maintain than decks that may need stain and have a long lifespan. Patios are also cost effective- the material chosen is usually the determining factor in cost, but per square foot, patios can cost as little as half of an average wooden deck.
There is not a right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing a deck or patio, only which will fit your needs, home and budget the best. Whichever you choose, you will want to choose a landscape or hardscape expert that offers quality workmanship for deck or patio design and installation.
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