Want some tried and true tips for creating an ambient and lovely outdoor space that buyers will love? Remodeling Magazine was just one of many that seem to estimate the average return on investment for having an outdoor kitchen installed is shockingly high. The  ROI could be even more significant if you know how to install an outdoor kitchen yourself.

Ideally, outdoor kitchens feature a pleasing, concrete or stone patio and a separate area for dining. Gazebos and pergola also make the outdoor kitchen stand out to homebuyers. A pergola will add value to any house. ROI after having a pergola installed is between 50 percent and 80 percent, but you could always install it yourself too.

Strategically add lights or torches around the dining area to set a pleasant, relaxing mood. Privacy fences, lattice and retractable awnings are other popular additions to an outdoor space, because they afford a little extra privacy. See, covered outdoor spaces are high on most buyers wish lists. This maximizes your return.

Fire pits are incredibly affordable projects and draw great attention from homebuyers. Homes with outdoor living spaces that include fire pits tend to have a higher resale value.

Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Flip a House Or Buy A Rental Property?

Paces Funding is a hard money lender offering hard money loans to purchase and renovate non-owner occupied residential and commercial properties throughout the Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, or the North and South Carolina metropolitan areas. Our application process for hard money loans is easy. Just fill out this very simple online form and you will be contacted shortly. Unlike other lenders, the window between applying and funding is very small. We have funded properties in as a little as one day, but typically funding hard money loans takes about seven to ten days.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value of the collateral—and if you use the loan for renovation or construction, the loan amount can be based on the collateral’s improved value