Parade magazine has published â€œ5 Easy (and Cheap) Ways To Remodelâ€. Besides â€œCreate a Beautiful Backsplashâ€, â€œGo for Glassâ€, â€œLiven Up the Lightingâ€, and â€œCustomize the Closetsâ€ we have â€œMake Over the Outdoorsâ€.
To quote the article, â€œOutdoor â€˜roomsâ€™ are one of the most cost-effective ways of increasing your living space. If you already have a deck or patio, consider turning part of it into an open-air kitchen, a feature especially in demand among todayâ€™s buyers.â€
Here is an idea I had never thought off, â€œIn areas where a homeâ€™s square footage is used to assess property taxes, such backyard â€œadditionsâ€ wonâ€™t increase your taxes.â€ I am sure that's why lots of people have not "made over" their "outdoor rooms", fear of higher taxes.
The best part of the remodel, â€œEase Factor: With a little help, skilled homeowners can assemble their kitchen in a few weekends.â€ Finally, â€œCost: From a few hundred bucks, for a counter area next to the grill.â€
I thought the phrase "skilled homeowner" was intersesting. Skilled in what, owning a home? I believe what they mean is homeowners skilled in carpentry and plumbing, which I think most folks are not. So there you have it. Make over your outdoor room and keep your taxes down. Who would have thought!