How an Outdoor Living Space Improves Your Home’s Resale Value
The Resale Value of an Outdoor Living Space
Watching any home improvement show for more than ten minutes will show you that outdoor living spaces are very popular. They look luxurious and relaxing, but will installing one hurt your home’s value to have something so trendy? Actually, adding an outdoor living space can be a smart investment that will improve your home’s resale value. Here are different features that can add value to your home’s existing landscape.
Patio or Wooden Deck
Having a large lawn may sound nice, but unless you plan to play a rousing game of flag football each day, it makes it hard to truly maximize the space’s potential. A properly proportioned deck or custom outdoor patio design to go with your lawn will make your yard more inviting, appealing, and purposeful.
When looking for a home, most people are looking for an included outdoor patio or deck. The cost of installing a patio may be pricey, but the value it brings to your property can be huge. If you have an existing deck, updating and repairing it is a great idea, as that can also bump up your home’s resale value considerably. Paradise Outdoor Design and Landscaping is experienced in landscape renovations and can assists with either project!
The key to a good deck or patio is to ensure it isn’t too large or too small. A patio area that takes up your entire yard will look strange, as well as one that is too small to be functional. Having enough space for seating and a grill or fire pit is essential.
Outdoor fire pits are a great way to add value, particularly if you choose a gas fire pit. Even just having an area dedicated for the “pit” can add value. Of course, safety is a must. Talk to the city for zoning laws and the fire department for safety.
Fire pits wow prospective buyers as being a cool feature that has the potential for year-round enjoyment. Check out these 8 unique, safe, and beautiful fire pit designs.
Outdoor Kitchen or Room
Good news! That outdoor kitchen, sports bar, or living room you’ve been dreaming is a great investment. Your backyard barbecues and parties will be the talk of the town when you have more than a grill—an entire outdoor kitchen! It doesn’t have to be used just for parties either. Outdoor rooms are enjoyable for family nights at home and entertaining out of town guests.
Feature options are practically endless for outdoor kitchens. From pizza ovens to full sinks to refrigeration systems, your outdoor room can be customized to fit your unique needs. Hang lights from a pergola overhead to set the mood and create a warm glow long after sunset.
Pergola or Overhang
Providing protection from the elements by installing an overhang or pergola over your outdoor living space can turn it into a year-round space. Done right, the dramatic pillars can create an awe-inspiring structure while providing essential shade from Colorado’s powerful sun rays. When it’s time to move away, this functional and eye-appealing add-on could be just the thing to take your home from great to sold!
Tips to Remember
When you are designing your outdoor space, be conscious of the neighborhood and market. Having the coolest and fanciest backyard on the block sounds nice, but it’s also important to abide by any housing association guidelines. Add features that you will actually use and enjoy. Look for those things that will add real value to your home and its inhabitants.
If you’re ready to create your amazing outdoor living space, contact the Paradise Landscaping team today!