What are the Benefits of an Outdoor Patio?

What are the Benefits of an Outdoor Patio?

Outdoor patios are more popular than ever – and for good reason.  Not only do they contribute to the quality of a home and the quality of life for the homeowner, but they offer many other benefits including:

  • Versatility.  In the past, many homeowners considered a patio as an insignificant part of their home.  But today, patios are used for recreation, relaxation, entertaining – and, of course, as second kitchens.   Thanks to advances in materials, design, construction and technology, there’s an endless array of custom creative possibilities for a home patio that can be used year-round.
  • Adds valuable space.  For those with smaller homes, an outdoor patio provides a comfortable and airy space to host family and friends.  There’s no need to add on a room with walls and a roof; simply incorporate the space you already have on your back porch!
  • Adds value.  Adding a patio can considerably boost the valuation of your property. Studies have shown that patios and terraces are high on the wish list for homeowners and buyers.  An astonishing 98% want them, according to a landscape architecture survey.  Studies have also shown that adding a patio alone can offer a 60% return on your investment, while outdoor kitchen additions see an average ROI of 100 to 200% in warmer weather areas.  A fire pit can earn an ROI of 150%, as long as it’s purchased and installed at a reasonable price.
  • Relaxation. On a nice day, there’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on your patio and enjoying the peace and quiet.  Adding comfy patio furniture and lounge chairs enhances your patio and helps you take a well-deserved break from your busy schedule without leaving the comfort of your own home.  And in the evening, throw some burgers on the grill and enjoy a pleasant evening in your own backyard!

With so many benefits to adding a patio to your home, including the excellent return on your investment, it’s not surprising why so many homeowners are having them installed – and so many buyers want them! Contact Scott Design and Construction today!