Adding an outdoor living area to your home is an exciting project. It provides numerous benefits, like increasing your home value, providing more living space, and aesthetic appeal. Depending on your budget, there are a couple of popular options: a deck or patio.
Decks are a well-liked and a sought after part of any home. They offer natural wood-look finishes and add value to your Minneapolis MN home. If you are thinking of building a deck, keep in mind that there will be some maintenance required. Wood decks are sensitive to weather meaning that rot can occur over time as well as splinters and warping. However, if you choose to build a Trex deck, there is no routine staining. Bloomington roofing contractor Snap can help design a wood deck or Trex deck for your home.
Patios can be constructed from stone, tiles, concrete, concrete pavers, and more. If you are choosing poured concrete, dyed powder can actually be added to the concrete. This means that there are many color options if this is the direction you are looking to take. Maintenance for patios is minimal because of the materials used. Sealing is usually required only every few years. Something that homeowners must keep in mind is that they can only be added to ground level doorways or within a few steps. Decks can be added at any level.
Once a patio or deck is decided, then you can take your creative ideas to another level. Be fun and spontaneous with the landscaping and lawn art pieces. If you have a deck with a railing, try adding some outdoor lights that string along the rail. Add a hanging flower basket. The possibilities are endless! If you have a patio, keep the feel of the space open. If you surround the patio with shrubs, it may make the patio feel enclosed. Remember to keep an open mind when decorating your new Minneapolis MN living space.
There are so many options to take if you decide to build a deck or patio, or already have one and are looking to add some design to it! Snap Construction can provide a free estimate to build your dream deck. Not looking for a deck? Snap is here to help with a new Bloomington roofing, siding, insulation, windows, and more. Call or text anytime for a free estimate!