We need to replace our old deck. The original builder did a craptastic job building it, and we tore it down last summer. We obviously need to replace it. We had an idea to replace it with a large stamped concrete patio with stairs (with a decent sized landing at the top) down to it and a tree line around the patio to provide a bit of privacy. For us, this seems like it would be way easier to maintain and easier overall to construct. This isn’t a cost decision, and we’d make the patio very nice.
My question: We’re planning to move in a few years. Would a deck vs. patio have a significant impact on home value, do you think?