Perhaps you’ve been considering adding a pool, outdoor kitchen, or outdoor fireplace to your home in Tulsa, besides the obvious, there’s good reason to do so – the added resale value that these additions can bring. Even if you’re not thinking of selling your home right now, making it more “sellable” is always a good thing, just in case you want to sell in the future.
How do outdoor living improvements add value to your home? Two general principles come to mind…1. The more liveable space you give to your home, the more the value of your home increases. 2. The greater your curb appeal, the faster you’ll sell or greater your value.
Liveable Space. Everyone could use more space, so if you add areas where people can entertain and enjoy themselves more fully, then you have a champion. But you may think, “Shouldn’t I just covert my garage into a room?” And true, converting a garage may afford more space, but then you also don’t have a garage, which many homeowners want.
Whereas, adding a deck, patio, or outdoor kitchen extends the confines of your home, creating additional living space that’s even more useful. For instance, if you have an outdoor kitchen and decide to put your house up for sale in the spring, buyers can envision themselves having their own cookouts. Or if you added a deck or patio to your Tulsa home, prospective homeowners will imagine a variety of different entertaining ideas and nights enjoyed with family.
Interior and garden designer in Southern California, Sandy Koepke, was quoted in the New York Times as saying that there’s many reasons for building an outdoor kitchen. “You’re getting a lot of bang for your buck because you’re basically creating a very usable room for a lot less money than if you were adding on to the house,” she said in the article.
The idea is to make livable space that’s flexible, something not too personal, but something buyers can see themselves using like their Tulsa outdoor environment.
Curb Appeal. Consider this, if you’ve made major renovations inside, buyers may never see them if their first impression of the house causes them to lose all interest.
“If I were going to spend money on a property, I would really work on making sure the curb appeal was strong” realtor Ron Phipps told HGTV in an article. “You really want to convey a sense of welcome. If all your remodeling is on the inside but the outside of the house is challenging, you’ll never have a chance to even show the inside,” he said.
Don’t underestimate how landscape maintenance can add resale value to your home by increasing its curb appeal. Having a professional landscape design and maintenance plan can greatly increase the curb appeal of your home while taking away the hassle of regular lawn care while you live there. Also you might consider putting in a walkway to the front door or a path to the side of the house to add interest.
Regular landscaping and lawn care can update the look of your home and keep it looking beutiful and well-cared for overall.
So if you are wanting to make your home more enjoyable for your own family while at the same time add much resale value to your property, the Tulsa landscaping contractors at Oklahoma Landscape can help you in every way.