Have you been thinking about adding a patio to your home? Are you not sure if you want to go about that effort and worried that it won’t pay off in the long run?
If you’re having second thoughts about building a patio, this guide is for you.
We’ll walk you through what you need to know about the home value and your patio, as well as other benefits of building a patio.
If you choose to go through with creating the patio for your home, we’ll give you a few ideas for patio design as well!
So what are you waiting for? Scroll down and start learning to get started with building your dream patio!
Building a Patio – Increasing Home Value
What if we told you that you would get 100% of the resale value back when you build a patio as part of selling your home down the line?
Well, we’d be telling you the truth.
You can expect to receive the money back that you put into the investment when you sell your home after adding a patio to it.
While that’s the case, there are still some things to know about patios and how they increase your home value. You don’t want to get too carried away because not all patios are created equally.
For instance, if you make your entire backyard a large patio, this is probably not going to increase the resale value of your home.
Most buyers want a big yard with grass and other play areas, as well as a patio.
This means that you should only have a section of your yard dedicated to patio space.
Related article: Patios in Northern Virginia: Paver vs. Concrete Pros & Cons
What About Increasing Taxes?
So if the patio adds to the resale value of your home, will it also increase your taxes for the time being?
This depends on where you live for how much you’ll be looking at in terms of an increase in taxes.
You can, however, rest assured that if you add any value to your home, your taxes will increase so slightly.
This doesn’t just include adding a patio; it also includes adding gazebos, covered patios, a pool into your yard, and more!
With all of that said, the resale value of your home should be the biggest deciding factor when you decide to add a patio.
That, and the fact that you will most likely enjoy this addition until you decide to sell down the line!
If you have concerns about the taxes, just be sure to do some research for your local area first!
Other Benefits of Building a Patio
While building a patio is a sure-fire way to add resale value to your home in Northern Virginia, you may want to know about other benefits of building a patio to add to your home!
And there are a lot!
How many times have you thought about throwing a party on a nice day only to realize that you don’t have anywhere for people to hang out?
If you add a patio, you won’t have that worry anymore! A patio is the perfect place to hang out and entertain.
This is especially true depending on what you choose to put on the patio (such as a seating area, a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, etc.).
If you are looking to spruce up your home, adding a patio is one of the cheaper additions that you can do.
A patio can be what you make of it, so if you are just looking to add a bit more to your house, you could simply add pavers to your backyard and throw some cute outdoor lounge sets on it to make it a fun gathering spot!
Adding a patio is a great way to make your home fit your needs better without dropping too much money.
Patio Design Ideas
When it comes to creating patios, there are so many different ways that you could go about it.
To get you started, here are a few ideas to think about:
- Add fun pavers to lay down the foundation of the patio
- Consider adding a shaded area of the patio like a pergola so that you can enjoy it at all times of the day
- Add a fire pit for entertaining purposes onto the patio
- Take into account the backyard space before jumping right in
- Consider adding a pool to your patio
- Decorate simply or with pops of color – make the patio uniquely yours
The options are truly endless when it comes to designing a patio! The most important thing to keep in mind is why you are creating the patio in the first place.
If you want it for entertaining, be sure to add an entertaining space like an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit.
If you want the patio just for yourself to get some sunshine, you can make it smaller and add a few pieces of furniture to save money.
It’s Time to Build a Patio of Your Dreams
Now that you know more about what a patio can do for you and how it can increase your home value, you may be antsy to start building a patio!
If you’re ready to get started, you can contact us at Stoneman Landscaping.
We offer patio services, ponds & fountains, walkways, and so many other services so that you can create the backyard of your dreams!
We have been making people smile for over 18 years, and we can do that for you as well!