Decks with Pergolas by Archadeck

Decks with Pergolas by Archadeck

Housing prices continue to  fall, the stock market is willy nilly, unemployment is unsteady, but consumer spending on outdoor living spaces is seeing an increase in many areas, including our ‘neck of the woods’ — St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri.

The reason…  basic economics.

As mentioned previously , a recent US News article, “Adding A Deck:  A Cost Effective Way To Protect Your Home’s Value,” gave a thumbs up and favorable review for deck additions, as do other industry-related studies.

Backyard Pavilions by Archadeck

Backyard Garden Pavilions by Archadeck

A deck, porch or gazebo, adds aesthetic appeal and square footage for a home, providing a spot for family and friends to congregate, especially when built just off the kitchen or family room.

A deck or porch addition is significantly lower in cost when compared to a room addition; often less than half the price.

And ever since the housing decline began in 2006, homeowners are deciding to stay-put, focusing on comfort and practicality rather than flashy home improvement upgrades.  Adding a deck, porch, screened room, pavilion or gazebo fits the criteria – cost-effective and practical with a solid return on investment.

Screened Porches by Archadeck

Screened Porches by Archadeck

So improving your home with an outdoor structure makes a lot of financial sense.

Archadeck is America’s #1 deck builder.  Visit our photo galleries for decks, porches, pergolas, gazebos and other outdoor living spaces in St. Louis and St. Charles.

Sources:  U.S. News, Archadeck Outdoor Living