You’ve probably already heard all the standard tips on how to add value to your home – a fresh coat of paint, making sure the floors are in good condition, and updating your fixtures. But there’s a really simple idea for adding value to your home that you can enjoy right up until the day you decide to sell.

Building a covered patio to improve your outdoor area is one way to increase the value of your home while also making it more comfortable and practical for your family to use day to day. Here are a few reasons agents and buyers alike love a well-designed patio.


More living space

Floor space is often a crucial element taken into consideration when a home is valued. Buyers are always on the lookout for a property with enough space to enjoy the company of friends and family in communal living areas without needing to be in each other’s pockets. By building a spacious outdoor area, you can extend your floor space without needing to invest in an entire new wing of the house.


Get the indoor/outdoor lifestyle

If you’ve got a lovely outdoor space and the weather to match, why wouldn’t you want to make the most of indoor/outdoor living? With options like heat deflective roofing and built-in ceiling fans, even the hottest summer days can be enjoyed outdoors. Added bonus: if you’re comfortable outside, then you aren’t shut away indoors running the air conditioning all day!


Physically transforms your house

The addition of a covered patio, no matter where it is placed on your home, can completely change its appearance. Whether you’re making a more modern façade or creating a surprise outdoor oasis behind your house, a new patio can add an element of sophistication that both you and an agent or buyer can truly appreciate.

Building a patio for your home will offer you many benefits now and well into the future. Already got a patio? Check out our handy tips on getting it ready for summer!


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