Are you planning to list your house this summer? If so you should consider adding summer oriented amenities to not only increase the value of your home but to also make it more desirable to buyers. The outdoor home additions that would give you the most return on investment are an outdoor shower, barbecue station, and a fire pit. It could possibly increase your home’s value by 10% when compared to a similar listing.

The biggest return on investment would be to add an outdoor shower to your home before you list it. This of course being especially true when the home is on waterfront, like a lake or beach to wash off the dirt or sand from yourself.’s research shows that homes with an outdoor shower saw a 97% price-per-square-foot premium. In addition, homes with a unique feature such as an outdoor shower can turn into a special listing which makes it more desirable to prospective buyers.

When you picture summer you probably envision sitting around a firepit or shooting the breeze while cooking on a grill. 

Adding a firepit area or a barbecue station would be less expensive way to add a summer amenity to your home in-place of an outdoor shower. Homes with an outdoor barbecue station typically see a 26% premium while homes with homes with an outdoor firepit see a 25% premium. Adding any one of these outdoor amenities will help make your home even more desirable to prospective buyer while on the market.