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.
If you own a home in a historic district, you can forget about replacing the existing siding with vinyl. Most historic districts require replacement siding to closely match the original, hence wood (or engineered wood) and brick. Understanding home building regulations based on historic overlays can help eliminate the headache during renovations, so it’s important to stay in the know before embarking on the project.Continue Reading
According to the latest American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 4 million people now work in residential construction (both single-family and multifamily) – down from the 5 million who were employed just before the Great Recession. Although the workforce has shrunk by 20 percent nationwide, some parts of the country are experiencing less pain than others. Similarly, light commercial construction has been reportedly back on the rise post-Recession, with IBISWorld reporting that the recovery started just before 2014 and continuing steadily through 2019 (source).
With fall just around the corner, it’s time to plan how you will ensure your home’s exterior is ready for the cooler temperatures while also keeping up with the latest seasonal trends. Not sure where to start? We break down the top four home exterior tips for fall for a little inspiration.
It’s frustrating when factors outside of your control cause you delays or unexpected expenses during a project. Those factors could be weather delays, insufficient staffing, breakdowns in cash flow and unreliable product availability. LP devotes significant resources each year to ensure that its product availability is second to none. Because even the most innovative building solution is useless to customers unless they know that it’s available when they really need it.