If you are looking for some new ideas to boost your property value while also increasing your pleasure in your home, the backyard is where it’s at. Turning your backyard into your own personal oasis starts with choosing what is most important to you. Is it relaxation? Is it fun? Is it entertainment?
No matter what your goals are, we can help you make your backyard the ideal place to relax after a hard day’s work. Read on to discover the top five ways to give your backyard a facelift while adding value to your property in 2019.
1. A DECK OR PATIO INSTALLATION
Adding a deck to the back of your house not only extends your living space but adds substantial value to your property.
In fact, American homeowners who installed a mid-range, pressure-treated wooden deck onto their house in 2018 recouped an average of 82.8 percent of the cost of the project. On average, a deck that costs $10,950 to construct added $9,065 to the value of the home upon its sale.
A deck is also the ideal place to entertain on a warm day. From hosting barbecues to simply lounging on outdoor furniture, a deck offers many hours of enjoyment while adding aesthetic appeal to your house and yard.
A deck can be elaborate or simple, depending on your personal taste and budget.
2. A HOT TUB
A hot tub is another great way to add value to your property. A recent real estate survey found that houses with hot tubs generate a lot of interest with homebuyers, especially in the Northern United States.
Monetary value is not the only benefit, however. A hot tub is an investment in your health and wellbeing, with benefits ranging from treatment of stress and sore muscles to improving sleep and circulation.
Even small backyards are enhanced by a hot tub. A two-person hot tub, for instance, can easily fit on your deck or patio without overpowering your outdoor living space. With the right landscaping, your spa can easily turn your backyard into your own personal oasis.
3. OUTDOOR KITCHENS & DINING
Kitchens and outdoor dining areas placed or installed within the deck/patio area have increased in popularity over the past few years. What once was only for those with a bigger budget, outdoor kitchens can now be installed without breaking the bank.
You can opt for a barbecue center that includes a grill, burners and a bit of cupboard space or you can build your own outdoor kitchen island. Do-it-yourself projects take a lot of effort, but it is a great way to keep costs down and it does offer a one-of-a-kind design for your outdoor living space, while often upping the value of your property by 26 percent.
4. A SWIM SPA
Swim spas offer the best of both worlds to anyone who enjoys both an invigorating swim and a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Swim spas are, essentially, like small pools, but with a heated section. At about 12.5 feet in length, a swim spa enables “laps” due to its counterflow system, yet it is still small enough to fit into most garden or patio areas.
Like hot tubs, swim spas generate interest among potential homebuyers, giving you an advantage over other houses on the market.
5. A GAZEBO
A gazebo offers a low-maintenance way to add elegance to any garden, yard, deck, or patio. A gazebo can offer year-round enjoyment, serving as an outdoor shelter from the sun or the cold. It can be used as a focal point in your garden, as an outdoor dining space or as a shelter for your hot tub.
For those who enjoy low-maintenance yards, it is also a great way to reduce grass space and subsequent mowing time, while enhancing the beauty of your property.
VAN DORN POOLS AND SPAS
Van Dorn Pools and Spas, the leading swimming pool, hot tub and swim spa provider in Maryland and Pennsylvania, is here to help you turn your backyard into a beautiful and relaxing oasis. With new and used hot tubs for sale, our experts are always on hand to help you choose the hot tub that is right for you. We offer full service for all of the products we sell and carry a wide selection of hot tub accessories. Visit us in-person or browse our website for more information.