How Tulsa Outdoor Living Improvements Can Add Resale Value to Your Home


If you’ve been thinking of adding an outdoor kitchen, pool, or outdoor fireplace to your Tulsa home, there’s one more good reason to do so – the added resale value these improvements can bring. Even if you’re not considering selling your home right now, making it more “sellable” is always a good thing, just in case you need to sell in the future.

outdoor kitchensSo, how do these outdoor living improvements add value to your home? Well, two general principles come to mind…1. The more livable space you add to your home, the more the value of your home increases. 2. The greater your curb appeal, the greater your value or faster you’ll sell.

Livable Space. Everyone wants more space, so if you add areas where people can entertain and enjoy more fully, then you have a winner. But you may think, “Shouldn’t I just covert my garage into a room?” And true, converting a garage may afford more space, but then you also don’t have a garage, which many homeowners want.

Whereas, adding a patio, deck, or outdoor kitchen extends the boundaries of your home, creating additional living space that’s even more versatile. For instance, if you added a patio or deck to your Tulsa home, prospective homeowners can imagine a variety of different entertaining ideas and nights enjoyed with family. If you have an outdoor kitchen and decide to put your house up for sale in the spring, buyers can envision themselves having their own cookouts.

Sandy Koepke, an interior and garden designer in Southern California was quoted in the New York Times as saying that there’s many reasons for building an outdoor kitchen. “You’re getting a lot of bang for your buck because you’re basically creating a very usable room for a lot less money than if you were adding on to the house,” she said in the article.

The idea is to create livable space that’s versatile, something not too personal, but something buyers can see themselves using like their Tulsa outdoor environment.

Curb Appeal. Even if you’ve made major renovations inside, buyers may never see them if their first impression of the house causes them to leave.

“If I were going to spend money on a property, I would really work on making sure the curb appeal was strong” realtor Ron Phipps told HGTV in an article. “You really want to convey a sense of welcome. If all your remodeling is on the inside but the outside of the house is challenging, you’ll never have a chance to even show the inside,” he said.

Even simple landscape maintenance can add resale value to your home by increasing its curb appeal. Adding a walkway to the front door or a path to the side of the house can add interest. Having a professional landscape design and maintenance plan can greatly increase the curb appeal of your home while taking away the hassle of regular lawn care while you live there.

Regular landscaping and lawn care can update the look of your home and keep it looking polished and well-maintained overall.

So whether you’re thinking of selling your Tulsa home or just want to make it more enjoyable for your own family, the Tulsa landscaping contractors at Oklahoma Landscape can help you “find yourself outside.”


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