Five Ways a Fire Pit Increases Home Value
Will a Fire Pit Increase My Home’s Value?
A gas fire pit installation is a relatively small project capable of completely transforming your outdoor space, which is why we’re often asked, “Does a fire pit increase my home’s value?” We’re happy to say, yes, a fire pit can definitely increase the value of your home—in more ways than one!
Check out these five reasons why you should consider installing a gas fire pit in your backyard.
Reason #1: Marketability
When it comes down to it, most people enjoy a fire pit. This makes a gas fire pit a great addition to your home should you ever be looking to sell later down the road. Realtors know a landscaped yard is easier to sell because of the increased “curb appeal” of the home.
A fire pit is also something that stands out in a buyer’s mind. When comparing two similar houses at two similar price points—one with and one without a fire pit—a beautiful backyard with a fire feature can be the difference between you getting to the closing table or your home spending another month on the MLS listings.
Reason #2: Recouped Costs
Cost is often one of the biggest obstacles many people see when adding a fire pit to their home. However, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ (NAR) and National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) 2018 Remodeling Report: Outdoor Features, homeowners will realize a 67 percent return on their investment when installing an outdoor fire pit.
In other words, a $6,000 fire pit project could increase the value of your home by about $4,000. If you take the remaining cost, spread it over the lifetime of your fire pit, and add in the additional fringe benefits mentioned above, the cost of a large fire pit project seems much more reasonable (and the memories you’ll make using it are priceless, of course).
Reason #3: Location, Location, Location
Adding a fire pit to your backyard instantly changes the look of your space. A beautiful fire pit creates a focal point to design the rest of your outdoor space around. Get creative and make yourself a space you want to spend time in.
Combine this area with an impressive outdoor kitchen and you’ll have an outdoor space most could only dream about. The great news is a space like this is a lot more doable than most people realize. For great outdoor kitchen products, be sure to check out our sister site, KickAssGrills.com.
Reason #4: It’s a Fire Pit!
The first reason for installing a fire pit is obvious: Fun! Take a burner kit, enclosure, and accessories, add propane or natural gas, and you’ll have some of the best nights of your life sitting around the campfire with friends and family
Nearly two million years of human existence can’t be wrong—fire makes a great place to gather. Like many generations of your ancestors before you, a fire pit gives you a great place to share stories, reminisce, and enjoy each other’s company. However, unlike those early homo sapiens, your fire pit is better than a wood fire for one big reason...
Reason #5: Safety
Wood fire pits can be great, but they’re also more dangerous than gas fire pits. While it’s easy to say, “I’m careful, so I don’t have to worry,” that’s what everyone thinks… right up until they accidentally start a fire they can’t control. With a gas fire pit, you don’t have to worry about popping or shifting logs throwing embers.
Another benefit? Gas fire pits don't billow smoke. Yes, a classic campfire smell can be great, but not when it’s on you for the rest of the day. A clean-burning gas fire pit won’t leave you smelling like a burn pile once the flames are extinguished.
Update Your Outdoor Space
Renovating your outdoor space doesn’t have to be a hassle. Check out our blog for articles on how to plan your gas fire pit project as well as how to choose the right components for your fire pit installation. Once you’ve made your purchase, we even have a helpful video on how to install a match light gas fire pit.
Still not sure how to get started? No problem. Contact us by email or phone to speak with one of our helpful product specialists. They’ll walk you through the planning process and help set you up with space you’ll be proud of.