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How Decking Can Transform Your Home

14 November 2018

If you’re looking for a DIY home improvement project, or are thinking of ways to better enjoy your outdoor space, you might want to consider adding decking to your home. Great quality outdoor timber decking is not only easy to build, but also lasts a long time and has a variety of benefits that come with it.

Improves Aesthetics

Adding decking to your home is the perfect way of improving the aesthetic of your home. With the right advise decking is not only easy to build and maintain in the long run, but also makes a beautiful addition to your home, as it gives you the opportunity to merge the indoors and outdoors. It’s then no surprise that great quality wood decking has become a must-have exterior feature in many Australian homes!

Increases Property Value

Perhaps the biggest effect of decking is on the property value of your home. Because good quality decking is so easy and affordable to build and can last a long time with some maintenance, it can be a real deal maker if and when you decide to sell your house. Another reason why decking is considered such a major asset is because it just adds so much more space to your home.

Great for Entertaining

A beautiful deck can be a great place to entertain guests, laze around, or just enjoy the great outdoors while still maintaining a high level of privacy. Decking adds a lot of extra space to your home, and is essentially like a house extension. Depending on how big your deck is, it’ll almost be like you have a second living room, which will come in handy for big parties or family get-togethers!

Organises Outdoor Space

Building a deck for your home also helps organise and make better use of your outdoor space. If you build a deck that has space underneath, you’ve automatically got heaps more storage space that you otherwise wouldn’t have! You’ll then be able to declutter your outdoor space, or use that space for a variety of different purposes.

Most Popular Decking Timber

Now that we’ve told you how decking can transform your home, it’s also important for you to know which materials are best suited for building decks. Although some people use composite materials for their decking, we highly recommend you use high quality timber. This blog will tell you why. Even among timber, the 2 most popular types of timber decking are:

  • Hardwood Decking
  • Treated Pine

Plan for Your Decking Project

For your next DIY or home improvement project, consider adding decking to your property. If you don’t know where to start, not to worry. The timber merchants at Sunstate Timbers, Deception Bay, have years of experience supplying hardwood timber. Whether you’re planning your decking project, looking to buy timber, or need advice on picking decking timber, we are always more than happy to help out in any way we can.

For more information on the most popular types of decking timber, visit our lumber yard in Brisbane or contact the Sunstate Timbers team on (07) 3171 8430 or via our online form for quality advice.