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New Study Shows Bringing the Indoors Out Could Be the Key to A Better Outlook on Life

If you want to lift your mood, experts say, bring the indoors out! A better outlook on life could be just steps away in your own backyard. A new study by Thompson’s WaterSeal says homeowners who create their own personal oasis in their backyard, complete with flowers, comfy seating and a beautiful deck, report a higher outlook on life.

Home Improvement personality, Jeff Wilson, will not only provide easy tips to create your own personal outdoor space, he’ll help you spruce up your existing deck. Jeff will offer top notch advice on how to preserve and protect your deck so homeowners can enjoy it longer and get more for their money. The right backyard space has not only been reported to make people happier, but also provide a great place for celebrating special occasions, family get-togethers and all around fun with friends, for free! And when it comes to home value, decks and well-coordinated outdoor spaces can increase the value of your home greatly.

The Facts:
* 57% of deck owners say it’s their favorite part of their home
* 62% say their outlook on life is better after spending time on their deck
* Decks are also important when buying/selling homes, putting it on par with other popular attributes of a new home (bedroom size, updated kitchen, closet space and curb appeal)
o 41% say a well-maintained deck would add “great value” to the sale of their home
o 41% of current deck owners say it played a very important role in selecting their home

About Jeff Wilson – Jeff has more than 25 years of home building and remodeling experience. He is currently the host of the HGTV Dream Home and DIY Network Blog Cabin Video series and the new host of Smart Travels on Public Television. He appears on the “At Home” and “Go Green” channels at He is also the author of “The Greened House Effect.” See more about Jeff at

Related links:  Thompson’s WaterSeal