When you’re looking to add value to your home, one of the best places to consider is the exterior. From landscaping to fire pits, there are many ways to spruce up the outside space and take advantage of the square footage of your property beyond just the home itself.
Here are some ideas for exterior remodeling that can also increase the value of your home.
Permanent fire pit
Fire pits are a wonderful addition to a backyard space. There’s nothing like enjoying a long summer night by the fire, especially if it’s in your own home. While there are many types of fire pits available at your local hardware store, none of these are a substitute for the homey feeling of sitting by a permanently-installed fire pit. These types of fire pits can have a gas burner and can be installed on an existing patio space or designed to be included in new construction.
Refresh the landscape
As much as manmade construction can work wonders for sprucing up an outdoor space and increasing home value, the beauty of the natural world is hard to beat. Coming up with a design and a maintenance plan for the landscaping around your home and sticking to it can be an affordable and beautiful way to increase the value of your home—and it will only get better over time as the plants and trees continue to grow.
Add a deck
An attached or detached wood deck is a great way to extend the space of your home. While it may not officially count as square footage, a deck can effectively increase the amount of floor space of your home. Plus, it has the benefit of being in the beautiful sunshine surrounded by your perfectly-landscaped yard. This is a desirable aspect of any home and can add a lot of value if and when you choose to sell.
Install a patio
Similar to a deck, a patio can extend the effective square footage of your home into the outdoors. There are many options when it comes to patios, from flat or stamped concrete to custom pavers or bricks. A patio will last for decades and will increase your home’s value. It is a more affordable option than a deck and can yield a similar return on investment should you choose to sell your home at any time.
One of the flashiest exterior remodeling projects you can undertake to increase the value of your home is an outdoor kitchen. The scope of this project can vary greatly but usually includes a built-in barbecue, sink and refrigerator setup all built into an attached counter or an island. If you’re looking for the biggest return on investment here, it’s best to keep it simple and small.
When you need a professional, experienced general contractor to handle any type of home remodeling, large or small, contact The RockAway Company today. With close to three decades of industry experience under our belts, we’re ready to tackle the projects that will add value to your home and provide years of enjoyment in the process.
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