As Esther relaxes in the overstuffed chair, she can’t help but smile. Ever since she and her husband decided to enclose their deck, this cozy spot has become the most utilized space in their entire house. She enjoys watching the world awaken as she enjoys her first cup of coffee. Later today, her book club will gather and discuss their latest read. After school, the kids will take over the deck, tackling homework and projects in their new favorite space.
Yep! Esther thinks to herself. This investment was one of our best ones.
At Forsman’s Finest, we couldn’t agree more. In an era in which we are learning how to better utilize our homes for work, play, and sanctuary, an enclosed deck is a smart investment, providing your family with a versatile outdoor living space. Here are a few great reasons to consider enhancing your home as well.
Gain Year-Round Enjoyment of Your Outdoor Living Space
With an enclosed deck, you can relish the beauty of every season without worrying about unpredictable weather. Scorching summer heat? No problem. It’s cool and comfortable where you’re sitting. A winter storm dumped a foot of snow overnight? Grab a cup of hot cocoa and take in the views of the serene landscape. Regardless of the harshest elements nature throws your way, your enclosed deck is climate controlled, making year-round outdoor living possible.
Let’s not forget those pesky 6-legged invaders of the warmer months. They won’t be able to touch you from your enclosed deck, so you can say goodbye to the buzzing in your ear and the stinging sensation when they try to make a snack of you.
Take Advantage of Versatility and Flexibility:
If one good thing came from the Covid-19 pandemic, it was new angles from which we were forced to creatively view our homes. A seismic shift in our working and living habits, initially forced upon us, has caused us to embrace living in a simpler and more purposeful way.
Home is no longer just our landing zone, a place to recharge before taking off to live our lives elsewhere. Home has become the central hub of our lives, as attested by the tremendous surge in remote work, homeschooling, and better utilization of our residences, whether we turn rooms into home gyms, personal libraries, offices, craft rooms, or greenhouses.
As Esther learned in our opening anecdote, an enclosed deck can meet anyone, or a combination, of these needs, making it the most popular room in the house. What you can do with an enclosed deck is virtually limitless.
Increase Your Privacy
In our tightly packed subdivisions and interconnected world, “getting away from it all” can feel next to impossible. With an enclosed deck, you can gain a secluded oasis right in your own backyard. Shielded from prying eyes, you can fully unwind and enjoy your outdoor living space without any disturbance. It’s the perfect setting for intimate conversations, quiet reflection, or simply escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Improve Your Health
We hear your skepticism on this one, but all the evidence points to a better quality of life when we are better connected with nature. Sharpen your mental faculties, intake more vitamin D, and let the calming effects of the natural world soothe stressed and weary minds, aching muscles, and beleaguered emotions.
We don’t all have easy access to nature trails or state parks, nor do we have enough time in our busy lives to take off on an outdoor adventure every day. The next best thing is bringing the experience of nature to you. The natural lighting, outdoor views, and proximity to nature found on your enclosed deck will make it easier to stay connected with our health-giving natural world.
Reduce Deck Maintenance
The harsh rays of the sun, the pounding of the rain, and the weight of snowdrifts all take their toll on the health of an open deck, forcing you to spend weekends sanding, staining, and repairing to keep it in good working order. An enclosed deck is sheltered from the elements, and because of this, you can expect to spend far less time on maintenance and repair.
Enhance Your Property’s Value
Investing in an enclosed deck not only enhances your quality of life but promises a great ROI when the time comes to sell your home. The versatility and functionality of an enclosed deck, as well as the additional livable square footage, are highly sought after by potential buyers. It’s a feature that can really set your home apart from the competition.
Is an Enclosed Deck Right for Your Home?
Is your imagination swimming with all the possibilities of expanding your outdoor living space with an enclosed deck? Just what would you make of your new room?
Your local deck building experts at Forsman’s Finest would love to take a look at your home and design a deck that helps bring all you’ve imagined for your living space to fruition. Give us a call today.