The budget for exterior home remodeling of porches and decks can vary from $5K to over $50K.
A homeowner should plan on less than $5K for minor upgrades such as flooring or staining (which is size dependent). $10K-$25k it average for upgrading most pressure treated decks. A composite deck is in the range of $20K-$60K.
The Planning Phase for a porch remodel or a deck remoedl is generally quite straightforward. This type of exterior home remodeling does not typiecally require drawings nor a designer. However, more complicated designs may require consulting with a designer and drawings for these projects.
The Build Phase for updating a porch or a deck usually runs a few days to multiple weeks, depending on size of project.