The housing market is already starting to heat up — even if the snow hasn’t melted yet! With Boomers downsizing and Millennials entering into the housing market, the competition for homes in specific areas has created pockets of higher pricing. With so much competition for these specific neighbourhoods, buyers are settling for houses that don’t really meet all of their needs because it’s all they can afford.
How do these buyers make their new homes work for them? One way is the addition of an outdoor room.
This concept of the outdoor room has been very popular for years in warmer climates because homeowners can use these spaces for more months throughout the year. Historically, it makes the initial cost investment easier to justify.
Finally, this is really changing in Canada. We are seeing more and more Canadians spending money in their backyards to create outdoor extensions of their homes.
Here are the basic requirements to creating an outdoor room in your own backyard.