The benefits of purchasing a hot tub are many, but one consideration is always how it will affect the value of your home. Installing a spa requires a considerable financial outlay. While it should never be the primary consideration when purchasing a spa, the chance to recoup some of your investment upon selling your home adds to the benefits of ownership. If you can enjoy the luxury and comfort of your own backyard oasis for five years, then see a return of a significant percent of your purchasing cost, then you’ve created a larger benefit for fewer dollars.
How will a spa affect the sale of my home?
There’s no hard and fast rule for how much a spa can improve a home’s value. As with most home improvements, you should not expect to see a total return of your purchase and installation costs upon sale of your home. A hot tub should be purchased for you and your family to enjoy, but it will also likely increase the value of your house, at least a bit. It can help your home sell more quickly as it improves the appeal of ownership for some buyers. And there’s really no downside for various home buyers. The costs of ownership are low and thus not a deterrent for home buyers. Liabilities, unlike potential liabilities with pools, are minimal since heavy covers on hot tubs ensure small children can’t get in on their own. In the right time and and climate, a hot tub greatly increases the desirability of your house, which can bring greater interest and raise the selling price.
In the Pacific Northwest, hot tubs are king!
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are ideally situated for spa investments. In warmer climates, pools can be the better investment, but here in Western Washingtion, we have a high number of cool days and cold nights which make a hot tub so appealing. The promise of soothing jets on achy muscles is appealing to almost everyone and thus is always a selling point. In general, hot tubs are used far more often for jet water massage than jetted bath tubs. And, of course, for families that like to entertain, a hot tub is a great selling point because it serves as a focal point for parties and visitors. Everyone wants to visit the friends with the luxury hot tub.
The right system matters.
Choosing the right hot tub will also affect the long term value of your investment. Luxury hot tubs provide better curb appeal, holding their value for longer. A key aspect is the spa’s enclosure, also known as its cabinet. Soft woods like redwood or pine deteriorate quickly. Oak cabinets require more maintenance. An exotic wood like teak is perfect for extended use and will hold its beauty and functionality for many years. With options like waterfalls, mood lighting, an ample number of jets and eye catching fountains, new owners will be inspired to want to purchase your home. In the meantime, for less than the cost of improving a kitchen, you can have a backyard oasis you can enjoy every day. AquaRec will help you design installation, and we professionally build and install your spa to completion.