Monday, April 29, 2013

Your're going to LOVE your home! PROJECT #4

In true spring fashion, we will talk about getting outside!

Project # 4:  Extend your living areas outdoors. Create an outdoor oasis!

by +Sarah Marrinan - Keller Williams Premier Realty 

The National Outdoor Kitchen and Fireplace Association pegs the average cost of an outdoor kitchen at $12,000 to $15,000 on average – so, if you can cut costs, find appliances on sale or do some of the work yourself, you might just be able to get one in your own backyard for the $10,000 price point.
Elaborate set ups sound like too much for your budget?  Even just a simple paver patio with a BBQ frill and umbrella table will create an extra living space to enjoy!

Outdoor kitchens can be as simple as a table and grill, or as complex as having wood-burning ovens, refrigerators and big-screen televisions.

Whatever route you go, the appliances are likely to be the single most expensive line-item of an outdoor kitchen. If you can tolerate the high-class problem of bringing your food from indoors, you can very cost-effectively create an outdoor living room complete with weather-proof furniture and lighting, in your backyard instead.

The major remodeling return-on-investment indices don’t track the return on outdoor living spaces, but experience tells me that well-executed outdoor kitchen and living rooms are both extremely fun to live with – and extremely desirable to the buyers to whom you will eventually be marketing your home.

Do you have a great outdoor space?  Please share a photo with us!

**Looking for tips on getting your home ready to sell?  Call me at 651-964-0289 for a personal consultation!

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