Upper Saddle River, NJ (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
With deck season drawing to a close in many parts of the country, what changes are popular with homeowners for 2013? A Facebook survey with 2,000 respondents found that the number one answer, at 47%, was to tear out the current deck and start over.
The survey found that alterations that improve both beauty and functionality were the most popular choices. Forty-three percent of respondents would like to add lighting. Improving the landscaping and adding built-ins, like benches and storage, tied at 41% each. Rounding out the top five improvements, at 40%, was the choice to enlarge an existing deck.
Outdoor kitchens have been a popular project, but only 28% of those taking the survey would spend their dollars here – possibly underscoring a shift toward practicality over luxury. Other possible ways to spend the windfall were to get new furniture (34%), change to composite or exotic wood (29%), repair damaged wood (25%), change the color (24%) and add a water feature.
The Thompson’s Water Seal brand (http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com) is offering a chance to win $15,000 toward a dream deck, but that dream is also close to ending. The Deck Of Your Dreams Sweepstakes ends Saturday, October 6. The winner will receive $10,000 to build or renovate a deck, plus Plow & Hearth (http://www.plowhearth.com) will provide a $5,000 shopping spree of its products to pick the perfect “deck-cessories.” Additionally, the winner will receive expert guidance from HGTV star Jeff Wilson throughout the design and building process, including an in-person visit to the winner’s home.
Entries to the 2012 Deck of Your Dreams Sweepstakes can be submitted at the company’s web site (http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com) until 11:59 p.m. Saturday night.