As a homeowner, the journey to improve your home is never-ending. If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor living space, you’ll want to invest in options that will raise your property value. Five upgrades you might want to consider adding are a fire pit, patio, driveway, pool, and outdoor kitchen. All these features provide excellent functionality to your property, on top of improving the aesthetic of your outdoor area. Learn more about these upgrades you can add to raise the value of your residential property.


1. Fire Pit

Fire pit installed on patio in backyard in Del Mar, CA.

Who doesn't love the warmth from fire pits? These fire features situated right outside your home create an excellent focal point on your property, giving you a convenient and cozy gathering spot to enjoy the cool fall nights. Usually built low to the ground, fire pits allow more people to enjoy its warmth at once.

While fire pits will beautify your outdoor living space, they provide a more outstanding contribution by increasing the value of your property. Fire pits are a marketable addition to your home, as many homeowners love the idea of having some flair on their property. Because of this, home buyers are more than willing to pay more for a property with a fire pit. In fact, the 2018 Remodeling Impact: Outdoor Features reported that fire pits provide homeowners a 67% ROI!


2. Patio

Custom patio beside water in Carlsbad, CA.

Patios are essentially the foundation of your outdoor living space, making them a worthy investment on any property. It's an excellent way to improve your home's aesthetics and functionality. Patios are generally low-maintenance, especially if you use durable and long-lasting materials to build them. Adding a patio to your outdoor living space will yield a big return on your investment.

Installing outdoor lights on your patio will enhance its ambiance and improve visibility at night.


3. Driveway

Roundabout driveway custom built for a home in Solana Beach, CA.

Adding a driveway to your property is like rolling out the red carpet for your car. Because you'll usually find driveways in front of your property, they significantly affect your curb appeal. More importantly, driveways make parking your car more convenient. What’s more, because a new driveway provides both functional and aesthetic benefits, adding one to your property will actually increase its overall value, making it a great investment.


4. Pool

Custom built pool with landscaping placed beside it in Encinitas, CA.

Adding a swimming pool to your property is a great addition as it not only provides functional benefits, but it also adds to the overall aesthetics of the property as well. When searching for a home, many potential buyers will be specifically looking for a property with a pool. By adding one to your home, you can ask for more money when it comes time to sell, making this a great investment.


5. Outdoor Kitchen

Stainless steel outdoor kitchen appliances in Del Mar, CA.

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It's where hearty meals are made and enjoyed together by the family. And who's to say you can only find kitchens inside? Outdoor kitchens are becoming popular as they increase the beauty and functionality of outdoor areas. What’s more, outdoor kitchens can be equipped with a variety of features, including:

  • Grills
  • Pizza Ovens
  • Bars
  • Countertops
  • Refridgerators

By investing in an outdoor kitchen, you’ll be adding a breathtaking focal point to your property. If you ever decide to sell your home, you’ll be able to command a higher price, making this a great investment.


Looking to upgrade your outdoor space? Give us a call today!

Whether you want a fire pit, patio, driveway, pool, or outdoor kitchen added to your outdoor space, our team can handle it. Our team offers hardscaping services to properties in Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, CA and throughout the surrounding communities. Call us today at (858) 335-4650 to schedule a consultation.