As a homeowner, you’re faced with endless renovation options to increase the value of your property. If you want the best bang for your buck, choose an upgrade that will grab everyone’s attention the minute they step into your backyard. After all, curb (or backyard) appeal projects tend to have a higher return on investment than interior renovations. Specifically, a backyard shed estimates a return of 50%-80%. If you pursue a more elaborate structure, for example a man cave or she shed, the return only skyrockets.
Here are three reasons why a backyard shed is the right choice for adding value to your home:
Whether you plan to sell or just want to keep the value of your home competitive, aesthetic appeal is one of the most important aspects to consider. In addition to attractive siding and manicured landscaping, how do you make your home stand out from others? In 2018, homeowners increasingly integrated outside features (like sheds, garages, etc.) into their overall exterior aesthetic rather than treating them as an afterthought. This year, stay on trend as homeowners are expected to take it up a notch to turn functional pieces, like sheds, into exterior focal points.
One in 11 Americans pay an average $94 a month for off-site storage. Building an onsite storage addition offers a viable long-term solution that could lead to cost savings and an added appeal to buyers. If you’re building a backyard shed for storage, first plan which items you’ll transition outdoors that won’t be affected by fluctuating temperatures. Second, choose building products you know will keep your possessions safe. LP shed products include innovations like SilverTech® radiant barrier products that keep your shed cool against the summer heat to protect what’s inside.
Who says you need to leave home to get away? With an aspirational backyard shed, all you have to do is stroll outside. Homeowners are increasingly treating sheds as a backyard retreat rather than simply a storage space. Between man caves, she sheds, outdoor offices, personal gyms and playrooms, the options for how to use a backyard shed as your personal haven are endless.
Inspired to add value to your home this year through a backyard shed addition? Between its durability, versatility and beautiful aesthetic, learn how LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products can help get you there.
Summer outdoor entertaining season is officially here! Ensure the atmosphere is just right for guests by creating eye-pleasing symmetry among your home’s exterior, landscaping and outdoor elements. And much of that eye-pleasing symmetry starts with a harmonious color palette. One of the best (and easiest) ways to ensure your home’s exterior and outdoor color scheme is working together? Buy a color wheel at an art supply or home improvement store to effortlessly reference color cohesion before getting started on any projects (however big or small).Continue Reading
About half of America’s would-be homebuyers are Millennials, but many have postponed their first home purchase because of sizeable student loan balances and lifestyle choices. However, there are clear signals that more Millennials are now ready and willing to take on a home mortgage. That’s especially true in metro areas that rank high on WalletHub’s “Fun Index,” U.S. News & World Report’s “Quality of Life” index, and Meyers Research’s “Housing Availability” metric. According to the real estate market analysis, there were seven metro areas where building permits grew by 15 percent or more last year, including Orlando, Houston and Minneapolis.
U.S. homeowners have a record amount of available equity at their fingertips—more than $6 trillion to be exact—which is the highest volume ever recorded. Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) can be used to cover a wide variety of expenses, like undertaking a much-needed remodeling project, paying off debt or even finally going on your dream vacation.
It’s easy for small amounts of water to enter a home’s wall cavity, both during and after construction. When water evaporates it becomes a gas (water vapor) that needs to escape. If the walls can’t completely dry, a home is more likely to experience mold and rot.