Creating outdoor living spaces has been growing in popularity, and as we enter the summer season many homeowners along the Jersey Shore are looking to construct their own. Not only does constructing an outdoor living space enhance your lifestyle, it also can add to value of your home. Prior to creating your outdoor living oasis consider these three things:
Before you begin building your outdoor living space to enjoy this summer you need to set a realistic budget. The budget should include not only your minimum expenses but also what the maximum cost would be for all the extras that come along. To help create a strong budget, consider all costs, such as design, labor, material needed, and any additional items that may be needed to help enhance the space.
To increase the value of your home the quality of the work done is important. If you are an experienced do-it-yourselfer, then building it yourself may be an option. If not, it’s time to hire a professional contractor. Before hiring someone to build your outdoor living space, get multiple bids from different contractors, ask for references, and make sure they are licensed, bonded and insured.
There are a wide variety of materials available to homeowners today when it comes to creating an outdoor living space. One of your first steps will be to decide what material is right for your space and what fits your budget. Many experts recommend using a product that is able to weather the elements along with everyday usage. Traditional lumber is usually the most cost effective, whereas engineered lumber, such as composite decking, tends to be a bit pricier but requires less upkeep.
These are just a few of the many things to consider before creating the perfect summer outdoor living space at your Jersey Shore home.
The Ferzoco Group would love to help you sell or buy a new home along the Jersey Shore this summer. The Ferzoco Group is experienced in working with buyers and sellers from Ocean City to Cape May. If you are looking to sell or buy a home let us know how we can help. Our job is to make your tomorrow better than today. Contact us today via email or give us a call at 609-264-6762.