Buying a hot tub can seem like a big investment, especially if you’re on a budget. If you’re looking to step up your home improvement efforts, though, it’s one that can certainly reap rewards.
But how do you know you’re doing the right thing? The key tip is to make sure you’re buying the right hot tub, so your efforts – and money – aren’t wasted.
So, whether you’re investing in a hot tub to enjoy for yourself, or to add a little more value when showcasing to prospective buyers, here are three ways hot tubs can help your home renovation.
1. The ‘wow’ factor
There’s no doubt that hot tubs are one of the first things to catch the eye when you step into someone’s outdoor space (and it’s exactly the same experience for your potential buyers).
Hot tubs give a home the ‘wow’ factor; something a little bit different that automatically helps them start to picture life in your home on a new level. No longer are they wondering whether the kitchen is big enough – instead, you’ve sold them a picture of stress-free, indulgent living.
And this moment can be a real gamechanger, particularly if you’re battling a saturated housing market, or your home is struggling against the local competition in terms of space or location.
In a busy market, having a unique edge can be the difference between several offers or none at all.
2. Direct value
While not always guaranteed, sometimes a hot tub can add value to your home, too, and this usually occurs if it’s been included in your garden as part of a landscaping project.
If landscaped properly to complement the rest of the outdoor space, sellers may be able to expect a few more pennies on the overall price tag.
3. Personal enjoyment
In our opinion, personal enjoyment should never be underrated. Selling or renovating a house is a stressful experience, so you need some time to relax and let your worries melt away.
After all, we’ve already talked about how hot tubs can help with pains and injuries, and, after battling the DIY all day, there’s nothing like a hot tub to ease the stress and pain of the day! Studies even show they can help you sleep better.
If you’re not selling your house and your renovation project is simply about enjoying the space yourself, though, then what are you waiting for? Grab a bottle of bubbles and enjoy living in your own home again.
Things to consider
It might not be easy to tell how much value a hot tub is going to add to your home until it’s been installed and a professional has been over to value it.
However, there are things you can do to tip the scales in your favour. For example, you can:
- Landscape around the hot tub
- Ensure it is in tip-top condition
- Make sure it is clean, with crystal-clear water
- Do regular maintenance and check-ups
Condition is a key thing here because, as you’d expect, many people don’t want to take on something that needs a lot of work or is on the brink of breaking. Fortunately, if it has been installed quite recently, this shouldn’t be something you need to worry about.
Additionally, it’s worth bearing in mind that quality is incredibly important; installing a low-budget hot tub that will need replacing in a very short space of time isn’t going to do anything for your sale price (and may even hamper potential buyers’ view of the property).
This is where choosing the right brand can make all the difference, with staff who can advise on the perfect hot tub for your home.
So, where do you start? It’s pretty simple, really.
At Just Hot Tubs, we have many years’ experience with all types of installation, helping you take your renovation to the next level and bring true value to your home, whether you’re selling or not. All you need to do? Get in touch.