One common element present in luxury homes for sale in Incline Village NV is the deck. These outdoor spaces not only extend your living space and allow you to enjoy the open air and magnificent view of Lake Tahoe, but also increase the value of your home. More buyers these days prefer Incline Village NV real estate with decks.
Whether you are thinking about adding a deck or improving your existing one, here are some tips and things you should know about decks:
1. Make sure it blends with the style of your home.
When adding a deck or patio, make sure to consider the architecture and style of your property. Your deck should blend in perfectly not just with the style of your home, but with its natural surroundings. It may be best to consult with a professional to make recommendations on the style, materials, color, and more when building a deck.
2. Choose the best materials.
You have two options for decking materials to choose from – wood or composite boards. Traditionally, wood has always been the choice material for decks, but there has been an increase in demand for decks made of composite boards lately since wood decks have the tendency to rot and look ugly after a few years if not well-maintained. Composite boards are a mixture of plastic and wood fibers, and most of its materials comes from recycled plastic grocery bags. To clean composite boards, you just need to rub detergent on it then wash it off with a water hose. Although composite boards are more expensive than wood boards, they come with a warranty of 20 to 25 years and do not require as much maintenance as wood boards. The color also stays the same as the day they were installed, meaning you don’t have to spend much money or time restaining it or paying for its maintenance, so you end up saving more with composite boards in the long run.
If you still prefer wood boards for its aesthetic and rustic appeal, Redwood and cedar are popular choices for decks in Nevada. Check with your HOA if they have any restrictions about using wood or composite for decks.
3. Install good lighting.
You can maximize the use of your deck with good lighting. Consider task lighting for cooking and grilling, ambient lighting for lounging, and safety lighting for railings and stairs.
4. Proper shade.
No matter how beautiful or enticing your deck is, you can’t enjoy your outdoor space if it’s too sunny or raining unless you have proper shade or covering. Select from a wide array of outdoor shade options like large umbrellas and retractable awnings.
5. Consider the ROI over cost.
The cost for building a deck can cost you anywhere from $10,000 to $60,000 but bear in mind that deck additions can give homeowners a good return on investment. You can recoup 70% to 80% of its value when you sell your Incline Village lakefront real estate.
6. Secure the necessary permits and know your building codes.
Depending on your area, there may be different building permits and codes needed depending on the size of your deck, so consulting a professional will greatly help.
Building or improving the deck of your Incline Village NV home for sale is a great way tobeautify your home, extend living space, enjoy the outdoors, as well as get more for your home once you sell it, so it’s a project worth investing in this Spring as buyers start looking for homes.
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If you are planning to sell your luxury home or condo in Incline Village NV, call me, Peg Augustus at 775-831-2846. With my personalized service and extensive knowledge of the Incline Village real estate market, I can help you market and sell your property fast and at top dollar!