There are so many things we could say about the amazing array of places to live in America. In this country, there are different ways of living in the north versus the south. There is so much diversity of living from the west coast to the east.
One thing that is true throughout most of the country, however, is the way Americans value their yards. Whether you are in Seattle, Dallas, Poughkeepsie, or Pensacola, chances are you love your yard. According to a recent survey, 83% of Americans think it is very important to have a yard, and 90% of them thought it wasn’t enough just to have a yard, it needed to be well-maintained, in addition.
Americans love the relaxation and joy that come from owning and maintaining a yard. One of the important aspects of that yard is the patio. You might be considering having the patio you have always wanted to be installed in your yard. You might wonder about the cost and if it will really be worth it, especially if you mean to sell anytime soon. Here are three reasons your new patio is just the thing you will need.
1.) You will get joy from your new patio.
People all around the United States are getting patios put into their yards. They do it for a variety of reasons, but mostly they install that patio because it will bring them joy. Relaxing outside, cooking out on the grill, watching the view from wherever you are, a patio is an extension of you home. It is an outdoor portion of what makes your home unique to you. When you look at the materials you have used for the construction, you might see cement stamping, some kind of decorative concrete overlay, or stamped concrete designs that beautify the area. Design this in line with your landscaping design and you have something really nice to look at.
2.) A patio is going to add value to your home.
Depending on the materials you use, your patio could end up adding a great deal of value to your home. Cement stamping and other decorative styles of patio construction make a dull outdoor someplace people want to spend their time. Stamped concrete colors can bring out the natural colors being displayed in your landscape design. If you live in a part of the country where spring brings out some amazing colors, your cement stamping could accentuate the positive in that, giving you a really interesting and inviting yard.
3.) Houses move more quickly if they have a patio.
If you ever do plan on selling your home, knowing that you invested in a beautiful patio will help you rest assured that your home will sell and will most likely sell quickly. If recent market trends continue to hold–and there is no reason to think that they will not–59,000 house with patios were sold in 2010 but saw a jump to 96,000 in 2014. In just five years, the sale of homes with patios saw a dramatic increase? Why would you not think your home would be one of them?
One of the main reasons we have seen a rise in the number of homes that have patios is the simple reason that the construction of patios has gone up in quality. There are many more materials to use in the construction and at the same time, some of the materials have gotten less expensive. Having a great quality patio does not have to break the bank.
Having a beautiful, quality patio in your yard can be easy and affordable. Your patio can also be as unique as you are. Cement stamping is a very affordable process that allows you to adopt some creative elements into your patio. Whether it be a design you have seen somewhere else that you want to adopt for your own yard or a cement stamping that is a more rare design, you can have options.
Options allow you the opportunity to enjoy your patio, knowing you had a say in how the overall design would come together. Patios are a major part of how we live as Americans, like baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie.