If you are ready to make some changes to your yard, build a deck. Decks are more than just an addition to your home — they are a way to get more out of your life. To learn more, look at the list provided below. Here are five great ways a deck will improve your life and the lives of your family members.
1. Have an Easy Way to Get More Sunlight
If you do not get enough sunlight throughout the day, your body can become vitamin-D deficient. Because your body usually cannot get enough vitamin D from food, you need to either spend time outside or take a vitamin supplement. Unfortunately, if you do not spend enough time outside, you need to rely solely on supplements and food.
Once you construct a deck in your yard, you will have a comfortable place to relax and absorb the sun. Just be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen. You need to get vitamin D, not the excessive UV rays.
2. Spend Less Time in Front of the Screen
If you and your family are like most families, you spend plenty of time in front of the screen — whether that is the television, computer, or cell phone. Unfortunately, all that screen time is not necessarily good for you. In fact, too much screen time can affect your brain, your metabolism, and your overall health. Too much screen time can also lead to obesity.
If you are worried about your health due to excessive use of electronic devices, build a deck and spend more time outside. Leave your devices inside when you head out to the deck.
3. Provide Protection for Your Eyes
If you spend the bulk of your time indoors, your eyes may pay the price. Eyes actually need exposure to the outdoors, especially physical activities while outdoors, to stay healthy.
In fact, outdoor activities may actually help reduce vision problems. If vision problems run in your family, time spent outside on your new deck will help you keep your vision healthy for longer. Be sure to wear sunglasses while you are outside though. Unprotected exposure to UV rays can cause harm to your eyes.
4. Get Out of the Hot Kitchen
If you are tired of the heat buildup inside your kitchen during the summer, include an outdoor cook area with your new deck. Outdoor kitchens provide you with all the amenities you will need to enjoy home-cooked meals this summer without the unbearable discomfort of a hot home.
Not to mention that fact that excessive temperatures in your home during the summer can increase your risk of heat-related illnesses. A new deck with an outdoor kitchen reduces that risk. To make sure your new deck will accommodate an outdoor kitchen, discuss design options with your contractor.
5. Enjoy Quality Family Time
If you and your family want ways to spend time together during the summer, you need a deck in your yard. A new deck provides you with a comfortable conversation area, as well as a place to enjoy outdoor games and activities. Not only that, but your deck is the perfect place to entertain guests throughout the summer.
If you do not have a deck in your yard, build one before summer arrives. Decks provide plenty of space for outdoor fun and help you avoid the heat inside your home. If you are not sure where to start with your deck plans, contact us at Superior Outdoor Designs. We are here to help you design the perfect deck for your home. We are also happy to answer all your questions.