Many homeowners are often unsure about making a significant investment into an outdoor living environment. You need to look beyond the obvious fact that an outdoor living space can be a great place to relax and can be enjoyed by your family and friends, it’s also a great addition to your lifestyle and can add tremendous value to your home.
Understanding all the benefits about any home improvement project is the first step every homeowner should take before embarking on any project. If you’re wondering if an outdoor living space is a good choice for your home improvement dollars, here are five reasons you should create a backyard transformation and invest in a hardscape project!
1. Hardscaping can offer a high return on investment.
The numbers don’t lie. Adding a hardscaped outdoor living space to your home is shown to yield a high ROI when it comes time to sell your home. A recent study by RealEstate.com found that hardscaping can return as much as 150 percent of your investment when you sell your home.
2. Hardscaping can increase your homes curb appeal.
Along with a great return on your investment, hardscaping can increase your home’s curb appeal. Whether it’s a stone driveway with a path leading to your backyard living room, or a brand new outdoor kitchen, well-kept landscaping and creative hardscaping can increase your home’s curb appeal, bring buyers to your door, and increase your home’s value by up to 20 percent.
3. Create a relaxing oasis in your backyard.
If you’re considering undertaking a backyard transformation, you’re probably not too concerned about selling right now. An outdoor living space can benefit you now as well as in the future. An outdoor retreat can offer you a relaxing oasis at the end of your busy day. It’s the perfect place to spend time with the kids, or relax with a glass of wine and a good book at the end of your day.
4. Spend more quality time with the people you love.
Summers are short here in New England and an outdoor space is the perfect spot to spend time with family and friends when the weather’s warm. It can also extend your time outdoors and can be a great place to entertain in the spring and a place to build memories roasting marshmallows by the stone fire pit in the fall! If you want to expand your backyard transformation, consider adding stone decking around the pool, installing a fire pit or fireplace, or even building an entire outdoor kitchen including a brick pizza oven. You’re only limited by your budget and creativity!
5. Spend more time outdoors in nature.
There are so many health benefits gained from spending more time outdoors. From getting more vitamin D in the sunshine, to adding more physical activity to your day and lowering your blood pressure as you finally get to sit back and relax while listening to the birds. Having an outdoor living space will be the perfect reason to spend more time outdoors and stopping to enjoy the moment.
If you want to learn more, just give us a call or visit The Old Station Outdoor & Landscaping Supply website. We can help you to understand all of your options when it comes to hardscaping and carry all the supplies you’ll need to make your vision a reality. Let us show you why adding an outdoor living space to your home can be a great investment and a smart decision!