According to BobVilla.com more and more homeowners are investing bigger dollars in their outdoor area's hardscape by adding outdoor kitchens fire pits and seating areas. Creating a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space enhances both your quality of living and your home's resale value. According to a Clemson University study homes with an excellent outdoor environment can anticipate a sale price that is about 6 - 7 percent higher than expected.
Installing decks and pavers are popular hardscaping projects that pay immediate dividends says Vila. But before you dive into your hardscaping project make sure you have a long-term plan that realistically fits your budget. Outdoor kitchens are difficult to move once installed. When choosing a location for your fire pit take gas and water line locations into consideration.
If you aren't ready to commit to a hardscape plan says Vila then start slowly and get that grill you've been wanting and that portable fire pit that you can try out in different spots around your yard.