If you are looking or ways to get a better price for your home, adding on to it can be a great option. Something as simple as installing an outdoor cooking space can dramatically increase the interest in your property and the value as well. Check out some ideas on how to make the most of an outdoor cooking space. If you are ready to sell your home, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 to learn who we can help.

Get a New Grill

No one wants to grill if all they have is a rusty, dusty old piece of equipment. You can replace your grill with an inexpensive charcoal grill, or spend thousands upgrading to a top of the line range. Remember that if you want to help boost the resale value of your home, you might want to choose something that is permanent and stays with the property. However, even if you choose something you will be taking with you, it will still give the potential buyers a better idea of how they can effectively use the outdoor space.

Add New Seating

No backyard cooking space is truly homey until it has comfortable seating. If you want to eat outside, it is best to get an actual outdoor dining table and chairs. If you want more versatile options, consider coordinates that match with the rest of your outdoor décor. Quality furniture does not come cheap but if you take care of it, it can last for years to come.

Imagine Your Dream Cooking Space

When you make your final decisions about the space, you will need to be practical. That said, you can use your imagination to get there. Sit down and ask yourself what your perfect outdoor kitchen would look like. Would it have a prep sink? A built-in smoker? Some of these might be well out of your budget but it never hurts to imagine the best. Once you have a list of your dream add-ons, you can become more realistic and decide which of your wants should be must-haves.

Find Ways to Make it Comfortable

Consider various ways to make your outdoor space as cozy as possible. For example, if it is not a shaded area, consider umbrellas. Get a heat lamp if you want to use the space all year long. You can even add audio equipment, a TV, or a projector to fully enjoy yourself outdoors. Consider a fireplace that can offer ways to enjoy the space when it’s chilly.

These are just a few ideas that can help you both enjoy your home more while you wait to sell it, and get you a good return on your investment. If you are ready to list your home, or you want to know what buyers are looking for, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for help.