The benefits of living in the south are many. There are long summer days, mild winters, and friendly neighbors at every turn. Everyone seems to be just a little bit happier in the south. The wonderful climate in Georgia affords longer warm seasons, making many folks keen to be outside almost all year round. Adding a deck or an outdoor living space to your home is the perfect way to take advantage of the southern weather we all love.
Adding a deck is a great way to increase the usable square footage of your home without the cost of a full addition. Whether you envision a small wooden deck off the side of your house for grilling and relaxing or a ‘full length of the house’ back composite deck for entertaining, a deck can be an addition you’ll use often. Design, location, and materials guidance from an experienced contractor is a must.
Deck builders are a dime a dozen these days, but be careful when hiring a contractor to build your deck. Many think deck building is easy when in reality, it isn’t. Any expert builder knows that a thorough plan must be in place prior to building a new deck. Proper support must be built to ensure the safety and longevity of your deck. This remodeling project is not one to skimp on.
Outdoor Living Space
Creating an outdoor patio, covered pavilion, or outdoor kitchen can be a fun remodeling project. You must consider the optimal placement of this space, what elements it should encompass and how it can fit the style of your current home. Will you use it for parties? Do you want a fireplace, a built-in grill, or a ceiling fan? Do you want complete protection from the elements with a solid roof or a trellis top that lets the light through? Outdoor spaces can be used in Georgia through the end of fall and into winter, so think through how you will use this space the most.