Does a built-in braai add value to your home? This is what property experts say.
Lynnette Moodley, SA Homeloans:
In South Africa, we’re all about the braai and outside culture. So, if your home has a garden with potential for an entertainment area, it’s certainly worth investigating your options and budget. Taking into account comfort, accessibility and space, along with the right budget, you could consider installing a sheltered, built-in braai with a wooden deck or patio area for entertainment.
Crispin Inglis, Property Fox:
People are prepared to spend up to R20 000 more on a home if it comes with a braai area. Properties with built-in braai areas have the edge over comparative listings with no braai areas. People looking to renovate their homes should potentially take note of this trend for attractive sales down the line.
Craig Hutchinson, Engel and Voelkers:
Adding a braai room can generate a return on investment of up to 80%! There are two types of people: those with braai rooms and those still wanting one. A braai room means being able to entertain, irrespective of the elements outside. A small unusable area can easily be altered into a practical braai area. Folding/sliding doors are also an option, enabling a person to have an area completely open when needed, yet closed when the need arises.
Bill Rawson, Rawson Property Group:
What has not often been mentioned but is taking place all the time is an increased call for indoor braai areas, often complemented by a further such facility outdoors. It seems that with many South Africans today, the braai is now almost a hallowed ritual and a way of life. If a home owner wishes to upgrade his home, the installation of an indoor braai will probably add more to its value today than many other such traditional extras as a swimming pool or an extra garage.
Why not pop across to our website to begin exploring your options. In our range of built-in braais, you’re sure to find the one that suits your home and your budget.