June 29, 2012
-- The summer season kicked off just over a week ago, meaning the next few months will offer lots of sunlight, warm weather, and plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors. For those who enjoy their time in the backyard and live for events like cookouts, a deck or patio would be a great addition to your property. They open the door to a number of fun uses, not to mention they give you a hard surface to place tables and chairs on. In terms of summer upgrades, these are two of the best.
Dean Johnson, owner of Dean Johnson Remodeling, sees quite a few of these projects coming in when warm weather arrives.
“Decks and patios projects definitely become more popular in the spring and summer,” Johnson said. “People start spending more time outdoors, and they focus a bit more on exterior needs than they do during other times of the year.”
A deck can offer a place for you and your family to relax, eat dinner, read books, get a tan, and more. Because they’re often raised off of the ground, decks can do a better job of keeping unwanted animals away, as well. A patio can offer some of the same benefits as a deck, but is usually made from either concrete or stone, and is closer to ground level than a deck. Patios are great for those who want to enjoy the outdoors and have access to the backyard, but might have problems getting up and down the stairs of a deck.
Whichever direction you decide to go, you’ll have a brand new space that you can experience and enjoy the outdoors from.
“Either option can really add to your property and home value,” added Johnson. “But many customers feel that the joy they get out of such an investment is worth the cost by itself.”
Dean Johnson Remodeling is a home remodeling company based in Medina, Minn. To learn more about the services the company provides, call (763) 479-4820. You can also visit the Dean Johnson Remodeling website at http://www.deanjohnsonremodeling.com