Real Estate – Outdoor Improvements, New Trend.
The creation of customized outdoor space is a trend we are starting to see more and more of. A lot of our high-end suburban buyers are looking for property with functional and fun outdoor space. What used to be a $50 firepit and grill from home depot is now turning in to a professionally built stone fire pit (sometimes gas fired) and full outdoor kitchen. In the city we are seeing the same type of improvements with homeowners spending significant amounts of money on customized deck and patio furniture. Given the outdoor seasons are so short here, it is a bit surprising, but the fact is functional outdoor space holds a tremendous amount of value and is often high on a buyers checklist. So, if you have the means, don’t hesitate to spend $ to maximize your outdoor space.