In warm outdoor climates, creating outdoor living space is one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your home and enjoy your life. Imagine throwing a party on your back deck. Add a barbecue and beer cooler and the party is complete. A deck can easily be incorporated into almost any backyard.
If you are considering a deck but want something that requires less maintenance than wood, consider a composite deck. Usually made from a mix of recycled wood and plastic resin, composite decks are UV resistant, matte-proof, and durable.
It has a warm wood texture, but doesn't need to be sanded or stained every year. In addition, the boards can be cut to the desired length without any hindrance. Most deck companies offer railings in colours and styles that match or emphasize your choice of deck.
The good thing about this material choice is its longevity. When you sell your house, something that will require constant care from the new owner will be a turn-off. But a low-maintenance backyard deck that will remain low-maintenance for years to come can be a key selling point for your home.
Here's another idea: If your deck faces south or southwest, it can be quite warm and bright in the midday sun. Although everyone loves good sunlight, you may want to consider shading part of your deck.
If space is limited, consider the more delicate clematis, or perhaps passion flower. You may get less shade from more delicate leaves, but they won't grow as fast or as tall as Wisteria.
The grape vine is another idea, and can be easily cut back every year to maintain a permanent size, but it can only create unnecessary work.
Consider your needs, perhaps seek advice from your favourite garden centre and you will find a vine that provides the right shade for your situation.
Swimming pools are another attractive feature on or near the deck. Most garden stores carry simple pool equipment. Buy a pump with a built-in filter to reduce any hassle on your part. They can make a nice mist while keeping your pool clean. Flowering plants add to the beauty.
However, you do not need to go overboard with deck accessories. A simple and attractive deck in itself is enough to attract a buyer.
However, your deck is not only to add value to your home, but to your life as well. Even if you are not thinking of selling your home anytime soon, you can contact a