The pandemic has been going on for months now. Being stuck at home all the time has made a lot of people think about a lot of things, including remodeling or upgrading their homes. What probably started as a simple “Marie Kondo” has snowballed you into finally deciding to remodel your home. Whatever it is that pushed you to this decision, I’m sure you’ve been longing for a change of scenery in your home. Here are some useful outdoor home additions you should keep in mind for your next home remodeling plan:
- Wind down with a built-in hot tub.
Although the CDC has stated that no evidence confirms the spread of COVID-19 in public swimming pools and spas, it can still be a bit risky. Besides, there are so many more advantages to having a deck with a built-in hot tub. Bullfrog spas are one of the most modern and premium hot tubs there is. Aside from added aesthetics and wind down in your private tub, it also adds significant value to your home.
People would say that adding a swimming pool or a spa would devalue your home. In some cases, it’s true, but a built-in spa adds more value than a portable one would. It is also so much better than a swimming pool. How so? Not only are the spa’s easier to maintain, but they can also be used all year round. They’re unlike pools that cost hundreds of dollars a year to maintain and that you can’t even use it in the winter. Spas, on the other hand, will make you eager for the winter. Just imagine warming yourself up in the middle of winter inside an elegant hot tub.
- Freshen up your home with a sunroom.
A sunroom isn’t outdoors, but it certainly is a lovely way to fuse the indoors and the outdoors. It’s great for both outdoor lovers and not-so-outdoorsy people. It has plenty of advantages, such as being a great way to catch some vitamin D, safely and at the peace of your own home. Sunrooms also give this illusion of having extra space, so if you live in a smaller house, a sunroom is a great idea. It’s also a great way to brighten up your home. Walking into a sunroom will make you feel like your house is easier to breathe in.
An average sunroom will cost you $15,000. Depending on the size and materials used to build your sunroom, it can cost you up to $75,000 for a larger one.
- Get busy landscaping your garden.
Gardens aren’t technically an ‘addition.’ Especially if you’ve already got a backyard, but there’s nothing good landscaping can’t do! Landscaping your backyard into a beautiful garden is one of the more cost-efficient ways to “remodel” your homes. There are so many kinds of gardens to choose from. You have to figure out the best garden for you and then make it come true.
A landscaped garden is something you can do yourself, making it a great home quarantine project. However, if you don’t have the time or you aren’t into DIYs, you can always hire someone to do it for you. You can always adjust your garden to the budget that you have! Landscaping can cost up to $30,000 and go for as low as $0.
- Bond with your loved ones with an outdoor fire pit.
You can never go wrong with an outdoor fire pit. There are just so many advantages to it! The most common reason to have an outdoor fire pit is for the cozy atmosphere it gives, especially when it’s colder. It’s also one of the best places to get in some family bonding time. That’s not even the best part about it. You can even use the fire pit to grill food! It’s a great practical and multi-purpose addition to your home’s backyard.
Just like landscaping, you can build a fire pit yourself! The minimum cost of building your fire pit from a kit would be around $200. But the price for a professionally installed fire pit would be at about $300 to $1,400.
This pandemic hasn’t been easy for a lot of us. Those who are stuck at home needs a change of scenery. So if you’re planning to do some home remodeling, these four outdoor home additions are some great ideas. You don’t even have to spend that much on some of them! And if you have the time, money, and space, why not try adding all of them to your home remodeling plan?