You hear it often: Home buyers want more storage. In fact, it was on the top 10 most wanted list released by the National Association of Homebuilders earlier in 2019.
You can make the most of your building dollars and deliver more value to buyers by wisely using the space under their two-story deck.
How does under-deck storage work?
Whether keeping a vehicle or boat in an open space or adding more sophisticated storage with an enclosed, oversized closet, you can ensure safe, dry space by installing a top-quality under-deck drainage system such as Trex RainEscape.
When you install Trex RainEscape with its one-of-a-kind under-deck drainage, you can finish the space beneath the deck and add usable, dry storage space.
Your buyers will also love the lighting and shelving options you can add, because organization is high on their list of priorities. The most recent Zillow Consumer Housing Trends Report noted that 64 percent of home buyers said that ample storage space was “extremely or very important” to their buying decision.
Under-deck storage: a problem solver
Using Trex RainEscape and building under-deck storage solves multiple challenges for the home buyer. First, they can eliminate the need for a freestanding shed, which may not be allowed by strict homeowner’s associations. Second, it frees up the garage from becoming so cluttered that there’s no room for the car! Third, it more efficiently uses space, especially in small backyards.
Help your buyers imagine all the ways they can use their under-deck storage:
- Off-season patio furniture and cushions
- Grills and smokers
- Bicycles and sporting equipment
- Lawn mowers, lawn tools and hoses
- Outdoor toys
- Gardening equipment
The possibilities are endless. If you prefer to use part of the space as a patio and part as a closet or storage area, Trex RainEscape gives you the flexibility you need.
For inspiration, check out these amazing Trex RainEscape creations!