Did you know that 125 million US homes have hot tubs? That accounts for 4.6% of households nationwide.
Relaxing in a beautiful spa bath or hot tub may be very appealing to you, but does it hold the same appeal to buyers if you’re considering selling your home?
In this article, we’ll take a look at whether getting a spa bath installation can increase home value and aid the selling process.
Is It a Portable or a Permanent Hot Tub?
The first question that you need to ask is whether or not the spa bath you own or are considering buying is portable or permanent.
Just like with swimming pools, in-built hot tubs are more likely to net you a greater resale value than freestanding spa baths. Although, on the flip-side of the coin, the cost of installing an in-built spa bath will be much greater, whereas a freestanding hot tub cost may be lower, so your returns may be better on a freestanding unit.
Do You Live In a Hot Or Cool Climate?
If you live in a hotter climate, you’ll probably not get the same use out of your hot tub during the peak of the summer months. If you live in an area with a cooler climate, you’ll be more likely to get all-year-round use out of it.
Getting the use out of it more frequently will mean that the spa bath will be of more value in comparison to something that’ll just take up a lot of space for most of the year without getting used.
Do the Neighbors All Have Hot Tubs?
If you live in an area that is geared toward spa bath ownership, it stands to reason that you wouldn’t want to miss out and be left behind.
Not only that, but your neighbors play a huge part in your home’s value. If you live in an area that’s targeted towards families and children and homeowners looking for longer-term ownership, a spa bath is a great investment.
If you live in an area that’s geared toward affordable or temporary housing, a spa bath may be looked upon as an unnecessary luxury.
Did You Buy a Good Quality Hot Tub?
Finally, the quality of the hot tub is a factor. If you bought a cheap, low-quality spa bath, it’s unlikely to have any impact on the value of your home. If, however, you bought a good-quality spa bath, this will be more likely to add value.
If you’re looking to add value, make sure you shop around for the best hot tub you can get.
Does Adding a Spa Bath Increase Home Value?
The answer is yes—adding a spa bath can definitely increase value when selling a house. How much it will increase the value will depend on the type of hot tub you buy, how popular they are in your area, and how much use the homeowner will get out of it.
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