Adding an inground pool increases home value? YES!
If you live on the Outer Banks – or anywhere warm in North Carolina or Virginia – the answer is YES! The most attractive options for buyers and renters are in-ground pools, with fiberglass being the most desired due to the warranty and low maintenance requirements of a fiberglass pool. A recent survey of 28,000 home owners across the United States concluded a “swimming pool is a desired feature” AND increases your property value by up to 15%.
Why Southern Scapes Pool & Landscape & Design? Here’s a few reasons to consider installing and owning a pool by our company.
1. ENJOYMENT! Yes, we think this is the #1 reason. You and your guests will enjoy the pool. Throw in a couple of pina coladas and BOOM – instant resort-feeling without the sandy mess.
2. SAFETY! Hands down, a pool is a safer option than the ocean for your family.
3. CURB APPEAL! We are the ONLY company with the knowledge and experience to create a true outdoor paradise. As a General Contractor and landscape designer, we have the “know-how” and expertise to design more than just your pool location. We will work with you – and your budget – to create an outdoor experience. From water features to landscaping to outdoor kitchens and living areas, Southern Scapes has you covered! Home buyers are drawn to beautifully landscaped and well-thought out and installed inground pool areas. If you have ever bought or sold a property, we
4. KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES! While we wouldn’t say this is always a great idea, when it comes to selling and buying properties – you must consider following suit! If most of the neighboring properties have a pool, you may limit your number of buyers by NOT having a swimming pool. If your property is in a neighborhood with few swimming pools, it will increase the attractiveness of your property to potential buyers!
To maximize your value, keep in mind that you want to build a pool consistent with the value of your home. Generally, you should consider budgeting up to 20% of your property’s value to create an outdoor living area consistent with the value of your home. Can you do it for less? YES! But, if you are concerned about re-sale value – this figure is a good rule of thumb for maximizing the value. DO NOT cut back on the aesthetics. Add a little landscaping and opt for something other than a square of plain concrete around your pool. Of course, keep the area around the pool neat and maintained to increase its attractiveness to guests and potential buyers. Nothing says I don’t care like a dirty pool and over-grown outdoor space. Most importantly, don’t take the cheapest bid out there AND never make a decision based totally on installation time frame as odds are you will most likely regret that decision one day. Protect your investment and choose a contractor, such as Southern Scapes Pool & Landscape Design, with a proven track record. Designing and installing beautiful outdoor spaces on the Outer Banks and all over Northeastern NC is what we do – which is why we do it best!