The Resale Importance Of Remodeling Your Backyard Deck

The Resale Importance Of Remodeling Your Backyard Deck

The term “stay-cation” became popular in the early 2000’s, each year more and more families were choosing to use their vacation money to stay home, update and remodel.

New television stations, like the DIY Network and HGTV, started cranking out reality shows starring homeowners and designers. These home designing stars would then be working together with the homeowner to create more out of their “home spaces.”

One of the most popular renovations includes outdoor spaces.

What better way to spend a cool Syracuse summer nights, then grilling dinner on your newly designed and renovated deck?


A wooden deck addition/renovation places fifth on a list of the most popular remodeling projects that keep value in 2015 remodels and better yet can produce an 80% return on your investment when selling your home.

One of the most sought after features for a home buyer today is a deck, many have it on their “must have” lists. But like any remodel unless you work in construction, the first question is “Where do I begin?”

This is where Merle Builders is able to assist from ideas and blueprints, obtaining building permits and even providing onsite management.

At Merle Builders, we treat your project like our project with respect and dedication.

If you live in Syracuse, NY or the surrounding areas, contact us today and we will gladly answer any questions you may have and we will guide you through the process of designing a space that fits your lifestyle, choosing the materials and making sure the project stays on time and on budget.

Custom Built Gazebo For Your Backyard

Custom Built Gazebo For Your BackyardYou’ve just finished decorating or updating the inside of your beautiful home; now it’s time to take a look out back!

Many people waste their perfectly lovely outdoor living spaces, and only use them for graduation parties or planting a miniature herb garden. Well, the weather is nice: why not take advantage of this nature-filled second living room?

Here at Merle Builders, we know that there are a lot of great ways to spruce up your backyard and make it something really beautiful and impressive, something you love to show off to your guests or enjoy on your own! One of our favorite less-invasive options is a custom gazebo.

Unlike built-in patios, or complicated deck additions, a custom-built gazebo is an easy way to renovate your backyard without too much digging, prep work, and re-sodding. If you’re working with a blank canvas, a gazebo, built to your custom specifications, can create a visual focal point, create natural flowerbeds, give your sun-soaked yard a much-needed shady spot to sit and relax, and become the heart of your backyard living space.

Our custom gazebos can be built to exactly your taste, in terms of style and design, size, and wood type. If you want to go for a classic feel, try a white washed gazebo with lots of lattice and detailed columns. If your style is more modern, go for a darker wood and cleaner, simpler lines that speak not only to functionality, but tasteful design.

If you’d like to order your custom gazebo, or hear our other suggestions about how to spruce up a tired old lawn, contact us today!