Having a beautiful and functional outdoor living space is a dream for many homeowners in Colorado, but too often it is perceived as a far off daydream rather than an achievable goal.
Homeowners may be hesitant to make big changes to their home if those projects seem unnecessary or extravagant, rather than essential. However, there are numerous tangible benefits that come from investing in your dream deck.
If you have the space to build a new deck or transform an existing one into an upscale environment, this investment pays off in the long run by improving your quality of life at home and adding long-term value to your property.
Adding Value to Your Home with a Dream Deck
A premier deck is an effective way to develop your Colorado home into a personal oasis and give you luxurious experiences at your fingertips. Additionally, it increases the long-term value of your property, should you decide to sell it in the coming years.
Prospective homeowners are seeking residential properties that offer a balance of indoor-outdoor living, and a custom deck serves that purpose. It adds curb-appeal and function to your house, making it more attractive to future buyers.
The exact amount of resale value added to your home by transforming your deck depends on a variety of factors, including the age and condition of your property as a whole, as well as the materials and features included in your deck.
Our clients have seen their investments pay off big if they resell. Which is great compared to the average return on investment (ROI) of 60 to 70 percent by transforming an existing deck into an upscale environment or building a new deck, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2022 Cost versus Value Report.
With a tangible ROI, you are not only boosting your own quality of life during the years you spend in your Colorado home but also adding long-lasting value that will help with marketing the property down the line.
What is the Benefit of a Premier Deck & Outdoor Living Space?
Along with a concrete increase to your home’s resale value, there are additional benefits that come from having a luxurious and highly customized outdoor space that you can’t put a price tag on.
We all have certain ways we like to spend our free time, whether it’s hosting friends and family for social gatherings; relaxing with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while savoring panoramic views of the Colorado Front Range; or sharing meals and making lasting memories.
Often, you have to travel beyond your living space to chase these luxuries and achieve the experiences you want. But what if you could instead transform your own property so it supports all the activities and traditions you typically enjoy throughout the year?
Creating a contemporary deck with the features and characteristics that match your lifestyle can help you accomplish just that. Here’s a list of outdoor living space features that provide amazing benefits, while creating a home that you’ll fall in love with all over again:
1. Custom Outdoor Bars
Bring the bar to your own home and delight in spending time outdoors with your loved ones over a cocktail, beer or glass of wine. With customized lighting, outdoor seating, and architectural elements, you can create a cozy and alluring atmosphere that is perfect for date nights, small get-togethers, or large celebrations. Rather than going out for drinks, socialize with loved ones in an exclusive at-home bar designed to your unique specifications. Built-in bar features like beverage centers, ice chests, and cocktail centers enable you to dine and drink in style from the comfort and convenience of your own outdoor living space.
2. Custom Outdoor Kitchens
On warm summer days in the Colorado Front Range, you want to spend as much time outdoors, in the fresh air, as you possibly can. A custom outdoor kitchen expands your possibilities for cooking at home and sharing satisfying and one-of-a-kind culinary experiences with others. Outdoor kitchens can include a variety of features, from wood-fire pizza ovens to high-end grills. You can indulge in your favorite foods right at home on your dream deck because it has the right setup to make outdoor cooking comfortable, convenient and fun, regardless of what weather Colorado throws at you.
3. Firepits and Fireplaces
Colorado’s night sky is best enjoyed around a warm blaze. That’s why adding a firepit or outdoor fireplace to your custom deck is essential. Whether you choose a wood or gas fixture, firepits and fireplaces are perfect for providing a soft light and creating a pleasantly cozy atmosphere. They permit you to get outside and stay comfortable, even with cooler weather on the horizon.
4. Hot tubs
When it comes to dream decks, hot tubs are the perfect luxury touch. In most cases, you have to go to the trouble of visiting a hotel or a bed and breakfast that includes this feature if you want a spa-like atmosphere to enjoy on your own or with your family. When creating a custom deck that includes a hot tub, you give yourself the valuable gift of relaxation and stress-relief that’s just a few steps away, and you can access it any time of the day.
5. Deck and Patio Coverings
Having a deck or patio with a covering functionally expands the amount of four-season living space on your property in Colorado. You don’t have to stay cooped up indoors on warm days when you have the shade of a covered deck; plus, it lets you get outside even when the weather is rainy and wet. With the extra square footage of livable space, your family members have access to the space they need for a variety of activities. Additionally, to make your custom deck more inhabitable, you can add glass wind walls or steel privacy screens.
Instead of dealing with the hassle of going to bars, restaurants and weekend getaways for a taste of the luxuries you desire, make them part of your everyday lifestyle. Upgrade your deck to support the type of experiences that bring the most joy and meaning to your life. Not only will a customized improvement project ensure each feature and design element is tailored to your unique needs and tastes, but you’ll have an exclusive and convenient outdoor space that will greatly improve your quality of life for years to come.
Investing in Your Colorado Home
At the end of the day, there’s only a risk of losing out by choosing not to transform your deck into the sort of customized, premier outdoor living space we often spend time and money to seek elsewhere. Create your dream deck and give yourself the long-lasting gift of luxurious living right at home. Our team of professionals at Masterpiece Outdoorliving can help you identify the features that will add the most value, use and appeal to the deck at your home in Colorado.