You are looking out the window at your backyard, and you start thinking to yourself, "I need to make my outdoor space more usable!" Or you are at a friends backyard barbeque wishing your own yard would function like this! But where do you start? How much does a deck cost? How much does a patio cost? Here is a brief overview of the cost comparisons.
According to HGTV Remodels "a professionally built pressured-treated wood deck starts at about $20 per square foot, including materials. The cost for an elaborately built deck using costly hardwoods or composite materials can run about $40 per square foot." There are also other costs to take into account when considering deck cost, including taxes, additional insurance and maintenance costs.
The cost of a paver patio installed, depending on where you live, will most likely cost anywhere from $18 to $30 per square foot. For more information about the cost of a paver patio, please read our previous blog post entitled How much does a Paver Patio Cost?
There are a few other things you should consider when thinking about cost comparisons:
4: What is the warranty on the product that you are installing?
We have given you a few things to think about when you start considering the subject of your outdoor space, and what kind of costs you can expect to start your project. There are many considerations beyond just the cost per square foot. It's important to know longevity of the product, how well you know and trust your contractor, long term maintenance considerations and of course the warranty. So, when are you going to take your backyard to the next level?