Outdoor Remodeling More than Just a Barbecue

For many Pacific Northwest residents, cooking and entertaining outdoors is comfortable and feasible for much of the year. Sitting around a fire-pit in late October with friends is one of the greatest pleasures of fall — and who doesn’t love a barbecue turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas?

Homeowners looking to enhance the enjoyment or resale value of their home may want to focus their attention on projects outside of the home. According to the “2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features,” a new report from the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Landscape Professionals, not only can outdoor remodeling projects add value to a home on resale, but they can increase the happiness of homeowners planning to stay in their homes.

Before you embark on an “outdoor remodel,” there are some things you will want to think about. First, it is important to start by answering the why, what (to incorporate), where, when and how to execute an outdoor remodel.

Why is an outdoor remodel wanted or needed? A viable plan can be started by answering these questions. Is it to: