If your home feels like it’s lacking something, it only makes sense to fix it. It’s where you go to relax, after all, and recuperate after a long day. Home renovations are a brilliant way of updating your home’s overall feel while providing you with additional comfort throughout the week, with the added benefit of improving your home’s ROI should you wish to put it up for sale. For those that want to get the most bang for their buck pool renovations are the way to go. They provide you with a way to cool down during the summer, warm up during the winter and get physically fit when you don’t feel like going to the gym or beach. If you’re still waffling on the benefits, the top four reasons to install a new pool are summarized below!
Improve Your ROI
Everybody likes to save money. With a pool renovations you can see yourself both spending and saving over the years to come. Simple to complex landscape additions have been proven to boost the ROI of your home, reducing the amount of time it’s on the market and giving it a much broader appeal than if you had left it bare. An outdoor kitchen, for example, sees an average ROI of 100% to even 200%. Studies have shown 14% of consumers eager to add an outdoor kitchen to their backyards and Houzz data has shown one of the top three items added to outdoor areas are barbecues and grills. As you can imagine, these can be paired quite nicely with a pool!
Get Some Exercise
Stress destroys your health. When the work week has worn you down and daily obligations leave you craving a nap, pool renovations and additions can provide you a means of getting your weekly exercise and in fine form. Swimming is a fantastic cardiovascular exercise because you move against the water’s resistance — for comparison, that’s over ten times that of air! Swimming is also the most popular recreational activities for both children and teenagers in the United States. It’s cool, it’s refreshing and it’s appealing whether you want a quick dip or an involved session.
Develop A Hobby
Sometimes homeowners will add a new feature to their home so they have something new to tend to. A pool needs to be well taken care of over the months so it doesn’t develop bacteria, overgrow with trash or need outright replacing due to a broken filter. Don’t think a pool is overly high maintenance, however! The average inground pool liner can last at least five years, with above ground pool liners hitting six to 12 in most cases. Overall, pool plaster can degrade over time and stains are not uncommon, particularly with repeated use.
Enjoy Your Home
One of the best things about a home? Sharing it with others. The 2014 Houzz Spring Landscaping Trends Study revealed a majority 80% of respondents viewing their backyard as an ideal entertainment space for family, friends and neighbors alike. Nearly 40% of inground pools will have at least one diving board and additions such as barbecues and grills are quite popular with pool renovations. If you’re thinking of an outdoor kitchen installation, keep in mind that the food prep zone should have at least three, if not four, feet of clear space — you don’t want any accidents when people are playing, dancing and mingling! Your home is your heart, so why not expand it?