If you are in the market to sell your home, or you are just looking for ways to increase the value of your investment for a later sale, you will find that enclosing a porch or patio can add the value you are looking for.
Now, most people would ask what the difference is between a porch and a patio. A patio is generally larger than a porch and is usually a slab of concrete at ground level. Patios are typically found in the backyard adjacent to the home. A porch on the other hand is elevated to the same level as the home and is located at the doors going into the home. A good number of homes have both a front and back porch.
The size of patio or porch will determine what you can change it into to increase your home’s value.
An Enclosed Porch or Patio Adds an Extra Room
If you have a large patio or porch you may be able to enclose it to make a whole new room for your home. A large patio can be turned into a rec room, a playroom, a dining room or even an open air family room. With an enclosed porch, you can use it as a mudroom, a laundry room or a small sunroom to sit in.
An Enclosed Porch Adds a Unique Listing Feature
Not too many homes can list greenhouses, laundry rooms, sunrooms, playrooms, rec rooms and separate dining rooms on their sale’s listing. These unique listings add value to your home because potential buyers view at them as getting extra value or having something as part of their home that their friends don’t have.
Creating this unique feature in your home can be done with a little imagination and help from Renewal by Andersen to make a room out of an enclosed porch or patio.
A Front Door Enclosed Porch
It’s raining, your arms are full of grocery bags, you are fumbling for your keys to get into the house, and you are getting soaked in the process.
What would you give anything for right about now?
How about an enclosed porch? You can easily get into it by just opening the screen door, you get to put those grocery bags down on the dry ground without them getting wet, find your keys fast because your hands aren’t carrying anything, and you get to keep dry through the whole process.
Sound nice? For many people that live in locations that have wet or bad weather, this is a nice perk to have with a home. So nice that they may pay a little extra for this convenience; meaning an increase in the value of your home just for having an enclosed porch.
Renewal by Andersen consultants can help you with options and ideas for enclosing a porch or patio. Schedule a free home consultation today!