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.
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