Outdoor living spaces offer homeowners a way to increase living space and save money in this tight economy. Adding or improving an existing patio or deck is the cheapest way to increase your living space.
With the economy in its current state and an uncertain real estate market moving to a larger home or starting a major remodeling project may not be the best choice. That is why more families are choosing to expand and enhance their outdoor areas.
Not everyone lives in a Florida or California climate where you can enjoy outdoor living year round. Yet even in northern areas the addition of an outdoor fireplace or fire pit can extend your time outside by several months. And during the summer months when kids are home from school these areas will be most needed and appreciated.
Negative Housing Market Prompts Families to Develop Outdoor Living Spaces…
“With the addition of a fire pit table, seating arrangement or dining set to a backyard area, a family can realize the benefits of additional living space without incurring the costs of a renovation or moving to a larger home. With house prices at a market low, many find it difficult to justify putting more money into their property just for a little extra space. The team at Serenity Health shared that many of their customers are finding it easier to justify the expense of expanding outdoors for living space with a few furniture purchase instead of selling or remodeling…”
Outdoor Living Spaces On A Budget
This video shows a pretty amazing transformation from a basically bare unusable backyard yard into something truly special. The project itself really is not that difficult to accomplish with some proper planning. Also although it is nice to finish a project all at once, sometimes there are benefits to doing it in phases.
It is important to realize that labor can account for over 50% of a backyard project. If you are at all handy and outdoor living spaces on a budget are a necessity then consider that they can be had relatively cheaply through “sweat equity”.