Outdoor Rooms: What are the Benefits?
You may have heard of the new trend of outdoor rooms. People are creating outdoor kitchens, living rooms, and lots of other living spaces that you used to only be able to find inside of a house.
Let’s take a more in-depth look at this new idea to see if it is worth your time and money. There are a lot of different benefits to creating something like this as well as a million different ways you can design them – it is definitely worth researching!
Here are some of the benefits we found in building your own outdoor living space.
It’s an Investment
First and foremost, this is a fantastic investment to make for the future value of your home.
Just like with a renovation of a room inside your home, any sort of landscape renovation or improvements to the outside is a great way to quickly increase your home’s value.
Curb appeal is also an excellent way to lure potential buyers in. If their first impression is a beautifully landscaped yard with a functional kitchen or other living space outside, they will definitely want a closer look. Because this has become such an enormous trend as well, the homebuyer may be specifically seeking out houses with this new feature.
Whether it’s a full blown kitchen, dining area, bar, or living room, putting in the time, effort and money will be well rewarded if you sell your home later on down the road.
It’s an Extension of Your Home
If your house feels a little crowded, this is a great way to expand on the space you have too!
While a full-blown house renovation that includes building more rooms and creating more indoor space is still a great idea, wouldn’t it be nice if it were easier? Rather than creating a whole addition to your house, an outdoor room can have a similar, yet more unique effect.
This will allow more space for cooking for a large number of people if you go with an extra kitchen, space for kids to play or hang out if it’s a living room or even just extra seating for events. It will allow you more confidence and willingness to have more guests in your home and to host more parties, which brings us to our next benefit.
Your Outdoor Parties Will Blow Guests Away
With all the extra space and new features that you’ll acquire with building an outdoor room, you can have some pretty amazing outdoor parties during the warmer months of the year.
Guests will love the extended seating area, being able to enjoy the warm summer nights, the freshly cooked food, and outdoor lighting. It is also a much more open space that won’t get stuffy, muggy, or too hot. Fresh air will be able to blow through easily, keeping everyone cool and relaxed throughout the day and evening.
If you have kids coming over, making sure they’re staying safe is much easier if everyone is already outside. They can swim, play in the yard, jump on a trampoline, etc. without parents becoming too concerned.
For a huge number of guests, an outdoor kitchen will allow you to cook twice the normal amount of food if necessary. You can handle all the different aspects of the meal with twice the cooking appliances.
All in all, it is definitely a feature to consider for your home. Between the added value it provides, to the extra space for your family and guests, you can’t go wrong!
If you are interested in an outdoor room, what are your reservations? If you have created an outdoor room for your home, what tips and thoughts would you share with others considering it?