When higher temperatures hit, everyone wants to spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors. Games in the backyard, BBQs with neighbors, or just spending some quiet time: all of these things are improved by having a deck or porch upgraded and renovated. If a porch isn’t in good shape, it can impact a household’s enjoyment, as well as its resale value. South Metro Custom Remodeling in Shakopee has experience in basement remodeling, decks, and home additions, and the professionals know exactly why summer is actually an idea time to renovate or add on a porch.
Keeping the exterior of a deck or porch in good shape is the first step; unsealed porches can become waterlogged and grow rot, making them unsafe. To properly maintain a porch, make sure that the exterior is sealed, stained, and weather-proofed to protect against the elements—something that goes much faster during the summer months. Next, speak with a professional and experienced remodel contractor about adding lighting to illuminate a pathway or provide lights to a porch area after dark. A remodel contractor can also explain how to add an outdoor cooking and prep area for outdoor parties, as well as add a privacy layer using a wooden lattice or shutter.
Warmer weather is a great time to look at the outdoor areas in a home to determine how they can be renovated or changed to improve functionality for a household; just imagine how much more enjoyable a porch would be with an outdoor cooking area and new lighting. For more information on basement remodeling, home additions, and decks and porches in the Shakopee area, call South Metro Custom Remodeling at (612) 916-6916.