The NAR just released the results of their 2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features and it’s clear as a nation we love our outdoor spaces. Adding outdoor features to your home increases your enjoyment factor and also helps when you decide to resell your property.
I find it interesting adding a new pool ranks number 10 on the list. Obviously the reporting results are base on national appeal since any homeowner in Florida will tell you how important a having pool is. I’ve worked with several buyers relocating from out of state and they all have requested a home with a pool. It’s pretty much expected in Tampa Bay. Plus all those new Floridians are visited by friends and family still living up north and having a pool makes the visit so much more enjoyable.
Curb appeal is another significant factor in many of these remodeling projects such as upgrading the landscaping and replacing the sod in the lawn. Curb appeal increases your home’s first impression to buyers but it also adds to your enjoyment of your home. Think about how happy you will feel when you pull into your driveway and the flowers are blooming.
The back yard features are on the list as well such as a new deck, an outdoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit. I must admit the idea of having a fire pit in the back yard is definitely appealing. S’more’s almost anytime you want…mmm, I think I may have found my next project!
Kelly Harden, REALTOR®
CENTURY 21 Shaw Realty