Having an outdoor kitchen and seating area certainly adds more personal value to your home and landscape. It provides a relaxed, picturesque natural setting in which to “wine and dine” family and friends. But, supposing you have been contemplating the staging of your home in order to put it on the market — an outdoor kitchen adds to the potential dollar value as well.
Increasing numbers of real estate experts believe that this is indeed the case, since prospective buyers tend to gravitate toward homes that have an outdoor living space as opposed to those that do not. This is especially true when that space includes al fresco kitchen facilities and a fireplace, which can significantly extend the multi-seasonal savoring of nature. Is this a renovation you should consider as part of an overall landscape design plan? Here are a couple of tips to bear in mind.
1. The challenge – This is a complicated process, by far one of the most difficult landscaping feats, as the outdoor kitchen and fireplace features need to integrate with and make efficient use of your existing space. A trusted landscaping professional is very helpful in assessing the aesthetic and practical concerns associated with this process.
2. The cost – It is so easy for the budget to be cast to the side in lieu of all the possibilities for your outdoor living space. If you are intent on putting your house on the market, determine whether the initial investment will indeed offer enough of a return to be worth the effort. If you are rather thinking of that as a possibility more in the future, then you can plan the design based on your immediate needs, desires and allotted expense.
Whether you desire to create an outdoor living space for your own use for years to come, or you are staging your home for sale, installing an outdoor kitchen and/or fireplace will only add value to your residential landscape. It will also provide another beautiful dimension for the daily experience and enjoyment of the great outdoors right at home.
In 2014, 2015, and 2016 Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA received the “Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping also received the exclusive “Recommended” badge for top rated professionals on Houzz in 2015.
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