We are debating finishing out the media room and also building an outdoor living space (will have a grill and probably a fire place / pit, but may not have running water for a sink). I know the outdoor living space will cost considerably more on the front end, but I am wondering what potential buyers will notice and be more attracted to?
Here is what we are starting with on each:
Media room: Already has a wet bar and cabinetry in the back corner and space for a mini fridge for drinks. It's prewired for the equipment (speakers, screen, receiver, sub, projector). We basically will have to paint it a different color, add equipment (which can get pricey) and furniture. I'm figuring at least two theater chairs and a few large bean bags.
Outdoor living space: We pretty much only have a back patio slab that we would need to expand on and it is plumed for natural gas for our grill. We would need to built a roof off the side of the house, expand the concrete, build up counter space and also a fireplace / pit area as well. I think I would rather have a fireplace and use it structurally to help support said roof that we would have to have built out. It would have to be wired for television and lighting / ceiling fans.
To add to these details, we live in an area that doesn't get too cold, but during the summer it gets hot as hell. We get snow maybe once or twice a year and it doesn't stick long. While a home theater can be used any time, the outdoor living space can be used a decent amount as well considering it is not a very cold climate and we plan to have some kind of heating element out there (fireplace / pit).
Thanks in advance for answers and also advice or suggestions.
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