Today we will be looking into all the benefits of decking in your garden
What is decking?
Decking is an above ground structure that is very popular in domestic and commercial properties. Whilst it’s traditional function has been and still is to provide greater practicality in the garden, in recent years, decking has been used to accommodate various design styles.
Homeowners are increasingly blurring the boundaries between living or kitchen areas and the garden space. Particularly in today’s climate homeowners are no longer taking their outdoor space for granted and are considering more closely the transition between indoor and outdoor areas. Opting for an aesthetically pleasing composite decking and investing in quality garden furniture can provide the effect of additional rooms to the house particularly in summer.
It can be a stunning and practical addition to different aspects of a home and garden. If you are thinking of building a deck at your house, achieving it will greatly add to the beauty, value, and look of your outdoor space.
Why add a deck?
Due to recent unprecedented events in the world over the last few years almost everyone that has an outdoor area is looking to utilise it.
It is a fact that most people are spending far more time at home and we need to take advantage of our outdoor space to improve our mental health as well as exercising and getting fresh air in our lungs.
The increased popularity in general exercise and outdoor activities has led to garden homes, gyms and offices being built in our gardens and on outdoor spaces.
This leads to the concept of dining and entertaining. Recently we have seen decking being used as a socialising space and by bringing the outdoors indoors by the use of folding doors/sliding doors, your indoor area seems bigger and it can also be the perfect setting for that relaxing drink watching the sunset or where you can host that special event or dinner party.
Which all rather nicely brings us to the actual benefits of having a composite decking installed in your garden!
Benefits of decking 1: Aesthetics
Composite decking gives a rustic and naturally attractive appearance that enables it to give your home aesthetic value.
This can also make the space family friendly and it may be more appealing for families if you decide on selling your home.
You will want to ensure that your decked area is also safe without blocking views from the deck or your home.
Your decking can offer the area a stunning modern look but will also provide an unfiltered view of what is beyond your decking.
Benefits of decking 2: Ideal space for entertaining guests
Decking is a great outdoor space for entertaining, it provides a perfect place to entertain your friends.
If you would like to invite people over to your house for dinner you should consider making the decked area available as an entertaining space. You will be able to invite more people than you could if you were restricted to the inside space.
The party will almost always spill out onto your decking when the weather is nice and this new area is likely to become the star of the show.
Your decking is a fantastic space for a summer evening and for that BBQ.
Benefits of decking 3: Low maintenance
One of the many advantages of having composite decking is that it requires very little maintenance over the course of a lifetime.
You just need to mop or jet wash it occasionally when it becomes dirty. You will not have to carry out back breaking work such as rubbing it down and re staining.
Composite decking is the perfect choice for those looking to add a decking to their garden without having to worry about rotting, warping or splinters.
It’s a decking material that’s designed specifically to stand the test of time and why Teckwood offer a 15 year warranty.
Benefits of decking 4: Flexibility
Decking does not just have to be installed by the back door or directly off the kitchen where most people tend to have it.
Composite decking is very versatile and it can be used around ponds, hot tubs, water features or just placed where you get the most amount of sun in your garden.
Benefits of decking 5: A decking can be built quickly
If you are looking to add space to your home a deck is a really good idea. Composite decking can be installed in a matter of weeks even including any additional ground works depending on how big the space is.
It is a great long-term investment. Some home improvements can be intrusive on everyday living but having a composite decking added to your garden will not intrude into your life or home unless you want it too.
Benefits of decking 6: Gives you extra space
You can always use your decked area as a storage place too. Decking can add a dimension to your back garden and transform the way you use it.
In the UK we generally do not get too much sun but when we do, why not make the most of it by creating a place to relax and enjoy it. It could also help to enhance your health. Building a new decked area in the great outdoors could be just the answer to all your questions.
Families that engage more with good outdoor areas such as decking in your garden tend to eat more home cooked meals.
Decked areas can also be that perfect place for bird feeders, potted plants and other decorative features that you may not have a place for elsewhere in your home.
Benefits of decking 7: Increases the value of your home
Adding a decked area using composite decking to your home can increase its value and desirability. After the lock down of the last couple of years homebuyers are looking for family orientated outdoor spaces and a decked space is often one of the most sought after features.
When a prospective buyer is narrowing down their finalists and getting down to the details, a composite decked area may just swing it. This outdoor space helps them picture themselves bringing the outdoors indoors and living in and using that special space.
If you were to compare a decked area to other home improvements, the cost of building decking can be very inexpensive. As a homeowner looking to add value and beauty to your home with a limited budget, a decked area is absolutely the way to go.
As long as your decking is made with high quality durable composite decking it will last for a long time.
Decking will give you years of enjoyment and a return on your investment. The price of building decking is dependent upon the material, size, and other factors. That said, adding a decked area is certainly much cheaper than adding an extension to your home.
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