Is your backyard bare and feeling a little empty? If you’re looking to add some more living space to your backyard, consider getting a deck made. It’s like having another living room sticking out into your yard, allowing you to enjoy the fresh air for over half the year!
You may have seen some of your neighbors with incredible decks and thought “Well gosh, I’d sure love to get one of those in MY yard!” It’s a great place to have a BBQ and bring friends over to hang out.
You might think it’s a big investment to get one, but I’ll tell you that not one person I know ever regretted getting themselves that snazzy back yard deck. There is also a price difference depending on whether you’re looking to get a composite deck, or a standard, old-school wooden deck. And that’s not the only factor that dictates how much it’s going to cost to get yourself your very own deck. You also need to take into account the size of the deck, the labor and the furnishings if you want to get a clear picture of how much you’re going to spend.
If you’re looking for an average estimate of how much a deck will usually cost, you could probably say that most of them average between 2,000 dollars to 15,000 dollars for between 200 and 500 square feet. If you’re looking to get something a little more on the luxurious side, like a raised deck or a custom deck with specific features, you could be looking at spending something closer to 36,000 dollars. However, the average spending on getting a new deck for most homeowners in the U.S. is between 4,000 and 10,000 dollars.
The size and shape of your deck will definitely play a big part in how much you’re going to have to spend when getting it installed. It will also have a direct impact on how much you’ll need to invest in labor.
When you take everything into consideration there’s definitely a lot to think about when taking on a big project like getting a nice new deck installed on your house, but once you’ve got one you won’t regret it!