Can you add value to your home – your biggest investment – by building a new patio or other outside structure? The simple answer is yes, but don’t take our word for it, let’s see what others say.
Move aside kids and dogs!
Well known outdoor designer Charlie Albone, of Selling Houses Australia fame, says in a Lifestyle.com.au article that a garden isn’t just for the kids and the dog. “A great way to add extra value to your home is to make more useable living space out in the garden. Adding a living space to your garden not only adds value, but it goes hand in hand with the outdoor Australian, laid-back lifestyle.”
A FoxNews.com article says that a patio is a worthwhile investment. “Not only can you utilise the space for wining and dining while you are living in your house, but when it comes time to sell your place, your patio can make your house more appealing.
“According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, patios were among the top 10 features that buyers want in a new house. More than half of surveyed buyers said that they would be willing to pay a premium for a house with a patio.”
While this article was written for the US market, there’s little doubt that Australians love patios and outdoor living just as much if not more.
Do it right
Blogger Jane Eyles-Bennett’s article in Smart Property Investment says that a new patio, deck or other outdoor project is a great investment. “Creating a great outdoor living area in your home or investment property is generally an excellent investment – as long as you do the right things, without overspending/overcapitalising for your property.”
An article in domain.com.au says that even adding a simple deck or terrace can add a lot of value to your home’s price. “Adding an outdoor living area that leads off the indoor entertaining area can make a big difference to value,” says Simon Pilcher of McGrath Inner West. How big? Well, the article claims it can be up to $100,000 in added value!
A new patio for you
Let’s face it, designing and building a new patio for your home isn’t just about thinking of a day in the future when you are selling your house, it’s about the opportunities for you and your family to relax and entertain today. So, don’t put off building a new patio. Do it now with Outside Concepts!
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