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There’s no way around it, adding an outdoor living area to your home is a big investment. Whether you have plans for creating a small seating area surrounding a firepit or a large backyard retreat that includes a pool and an outdoor kitchen, you can expect your project to require committing a significant amount of time and money.

Before beginning any home improvement project, it is important to ask yourself one very important question: Is it worth it? No matter the size or cost of the project, you should carefully consider if the benefits of the home improvement outweigh the costs. When it comes to adding an outdoor living area to your home, there are many benefits that make this project well worth the cost.

Increase the Value of Your Home

It doesn’t really matter if you intend to sell your home soon or if you expect to continue enjoying your new outdoor living area for years to come, anything that increases the value of your home is a good idea. Adding hardscaping to your home, including patios, firepits, pools, or other structures has been found to bring a 70 to 80 percent return on invest upon sale of a home. Outdoor kitchens exceed this value, in some cases bringing a full 100 perfect return on invest upon sale of the home.

Quickly Sell Your Home

If you do intend to sell your home in the future, you will be glad to know that potential buyers find hardscaping structures to be a huge selling point for any home. In general, homes with updated and well maintained outdoor living spaces sell more quickly, and at a higher price, than comparable homes that lack an outdoor living area.

Add More Space to Your Home

When your backyard is transformed into a comfortable and beautiful living space, it is like adding another room to your home. Your backyard becomes an extension of your home, creating space for entertaining family and friends and spending time with the people you love.

Spend More Time Outdoors

Many homeowners find they don’t spend as much time outdoor as the would like simply because their home does not provide a comfortable space for outdoor living. When you add a backyard retreat to your home, you will find you are spending way more time outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and getting more exercise.

Spend More Time With Your Family

Most families are incredibly busy, juggling work and after school activities several times a week. This can make it difficult to spend time together. With an outdoor space, you will be pleasantly surprised to find your family spending more time together outdoors. Swimming in your pool or preparing meals in your outdoor kitchen.

If you are interested in adding an outdoor living area to your home, and gaining all of the benefits listed above, call 816.699.3457 to talk to one of our owners about your project ideas.

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