Designing Destination Patios: Your Guide to Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Fireplaces, and Outdoor Kitchens
According to the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey, outdoor living areas like patios are the number one “special function” areas that many homebuyers would consider when shopping for a home to purchase. Whether you are planning to put your property up for sale in the future or just want to add more functionality to your home, installing a patio is a great investment that offers you many benefits.
If you haven’t installed a patio at your residential property yet, below are some reasons why you should consider it now.
- Extends your living room space
Typically, we entertain our guests inside the living room. However, over time we get bored looking at the four walls of the living room and extending your living space to the outdoors will provide a unique and inviting room. You can add couches, tables, audio equipment, and other furniture in your patio to make your get-together with your family and friends as comfortable as possible. You can also add a fireplace so you can enjoy your alfresco entertainment area in colder weather.
- Versatile space
During warm and nice weather, go outside; don’t stay cocooned indoors. Your patio will give you the opportunity to enjoy the weather and the beauty of your surroundings at the comfort and convenience of your residence. You can grab your favorite novel, lounge at the patio, and just get lost in your book. Your patio is also a perfect venue for your parties. Whether it’s a themed birthday party for your kids or just a casual barbecue night with your friends, your patio is a great place to gather your guests without any crowding in your indoor space.
- Increases home’s resale value
Installing a patio can increase the resale value of your home. Outdoor spaces, like patios, are one of the important areas of the home that many homebuyers desire. Because of the functionality that patio offers to a home, properties with patio sell faster and at a higher price compared to properties without a patio. Installing a patio adds to your home’s resale value and is worth the investment.
- Improves home’s visual curb-appeal
Let’s face it, when we think of our dream house, it always has beautiful and aesthetically appealing landscaping. Installing a patio customized to your preferences, will transform your backyard into your own personal retreat and improve your home’s visual curb-appeal.