Spring Into Outdoor Home Improvements

With Spring just around the corner, it is a great time to start thinking about getting your outdoor space ready so you can enjoy it all season long! Here are just a few home projects to get your outdoor space in tiptop shape!

Deck in back of house

1. Deck

Whether you are thinking of building a new deck, or replacing your existing deck, there are a few things to consider. Let’s start with adding a new deck. This will not only add aesthetic appeal to your home exterior, it will also increase your properties value. It is also a great way to extend your living space in the warmer months.

If you have a pressure treated wood deck, you should consider staining it every 2 to 3 years to preserve and extend the life of the deck. If it’s been around 20 years since the deck was originally built, you should consider replacing the deck. If you start to see erosion, any types of rot or extensive surface damage, it may be time to replace the deck. There are many material options to replace or build your deck. We’re here to help you navigate the different options, and select the right material for you and your budget.

Know Your Project Cost
Average deck cost can be $20 – $25/sq ft, varying depending on materials selected.

Pergola

2. Pergola

If you’re looking to add to the aesthetic of your home exterior or just gain some shade, adding a pergola is a great way to do so. They also help define your outdoor space without making it feel smaller or closed off. Have a green thumb? Pergolas are great for helping along any type of creeping plant or ivy, adding a lush look to your outdoor oasis.

Know Your Project Cost
Pergolas on average range from $30 – $60/sq ft, varying depending on materials selected.

Patio in back of house

3. Stone Patio

Adding a natural stone patio is an excellent investment for extending your outdoor living space. Natural stone is very durable and long lasting. This means the elements and heavy foot traffic won’t degrade it in the same way that you see with concrete pavers. A natural stone patio is also very low maintenance long term, making it a great addition to your property without any additional upkeep! Plus, it also gives you a safe space for a fire pit.

Know Your Project Cost
Average stone patio cost is between $15 – $50 per sq ft, varying depending on the stone selected.

Circular Gas Fire Pit in back of house

4. Fire Pit

We’re all thinking it – s’mores! Need we say more? Fire pits are a great way to add to the functionality of your outdoor space. You can enjoy a nice evening cozied up next to your new firepit- preferred beverage in hand, enjoying the nights sky. A fire pit is something you can enjoy now, and all year round!

Know Your Project Cost
Fire pits generally range between $700 – $1400. Any one (or all!) of these projects will help beautify your property and, in many cases, improve your resale value. Plus, after all the snow we got this winter, everyone will be looking forward to enjoying some time outside, relaxing in the sun! If you’re looking to extend your outdoor living space, reach out to us with your project! We offer free estimates for all your building needs.

**Project costs are based on national averages, all prices are subject to change due to materials selection, labor cost, and sizing specifications.

By Katherine Fosella