It is summertime. With the warm weather and fun in the sun comes home improvement projects.
One of the more popular home improvements lately is build an outdoor kitchen into your backyard. There are a lot of advantages to this. First, it expands the living area of your home and especially if you have a pool or other feature that draws people into your back yard, an outdoor kitchen can create an ideal entertainment area.
Many times homeowners who want to make this kind of a lifestyle upgrade to their home want to know if adding and outdoor kitchen will add value to their home. The answer is twofold. a) It depends and b) If you are going to add these features onto your living space, do it for your lifestyle and NOT for the return on investment alone. Typically an improvement like this will add value to your home, but (and this is big) it may not totally offset the amount that you spent. This is especially true for custom features or tweaks that might be important to you.
We are always happy to discuss home values with Greenville area homeowners. It is what we do. This is especially important if you are considering moving soon, or even in the next year or two. Home improvements are a balance between creating the home environment and lifestyle that you love, and avoiding either under improving or over improving your home relative to your neighborhood.
Give us a call. We would love to chat with you.