According to a Huffington Post article in July 2017, adding an awning to the side of your house is one of seven home renovations you’ll actually get your money back on.
The article states that along with replacing your old front door, repainting your walls and adding french doors leading to the patio, an awning that creates an outdoor living space is one of the ways you can increase the resale value of your property.
Here at Just Awnings we are a little more cautious about making statements like that because we know that each home is different and there are many other factors combining to affect the value of homes.
However, there is more than one way to look at value. Ignore simple pounds and pence and think instead about value in terms of enjoyment, satisfaction and happiness.
Official statistics show that new-built homes are now nearly 10sqm smaller than those built in 2003. As houses get smaller, the benefit of an extra ‘garden room’ is more and more obvious. Why be shut up inside a ‘rabbit hutch’ home when you could be enjoying the great outdoors in comfort?
With an awning you can be free to spread out a bit more. To work, rest and play outdoors in the garden, protected from blazing sun or light showers by a canopy overhead. The air is fresher outdoors, you are closer to nature and generally more relaxed.
There are plenty of options available, from simple extending fabric sheets to high tech automatic systems controlled by an app on your mobile phone.
Awnings and their support systems come in a huge range of materials and styles so you can create an outdoor extension to your home that fits harmoniously with the character of the property. In almost all cases an awning can be installed without the need for planning permission. There truly is no downside and the actual financial costs mean that an awning is within pretty much everybody’s reach.
So, for these reasons we can say that when it comes to the value you place on living a good life, an awning is one of the best value investments that you will ever make.