It’s Springtime…Add A Porch!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Steamboat Springs weather has been flipping a switch from hot to cold, hot to cold! Friday’s and Saturday’s warm weather was celebrated with locals skiing on Mt. Werner in, well, lets just say clothing that is better suited for the beach or a different time era. Friday marked the Annual “Look as ridiculous as possible” April Fools Day, while Saturday brought out a crowd of bikini-donning skiers and snowboarders, all of whom apparently received very nice sunburns for their first exposure to the sun. As the second to last weekend that the ski mountain is open, everyone was in high spirits and enjoying the warm weather.

Mother nature, apparently, decided it truly was an “April Fool’s” kind of weekend and is fighting the Steamboat Ski area closure on April 10th by suddenly and unexpectedly bringing back the snow. The skies have been absolutely dumping since Saturday night, and it is still coming down! A Ski Patroller on Sunday said that he thought there was close to a 200 inch base at the summit of East Face; unheard of in April!

At some point though, the clouds will break and Springtime will come to the ‘Boat. One of the best things to do is sit out on your deck or porch and enjoy those fantastic warm rays of sun and soak up some much needed Vitamin D.

What if you don’t have a deck or porch? According to the Realty Times, adding this “livable” space is quite an asset to your home! These days, even a patio is looked on with good favor, so if you don’t have some kind of outdoor seating space and are hoping to sell your home, think about adding one! Take a look at this great article by Carla Hill, and see if a porch addition will help your home out.

The best piece of paraphrased advice that Hill offered in her article goes for all home additions; “You don’t want to outdo the Joneses next door, you want to keep up with them!” Adding something that overly outdoes your competitor won’t bring a buyer drooling to your door; they’ll probably turn to a comparable home with a regular deck (as compared to your savvy redwood deck) for a fraction of the cost of your home. Read Hill’s Full Aricle.

Hoping to find a home with a great deck already attached? Here are four of our listings that have fantastic decks ready and waiting for your sun chair and BBQ grill!

www.BigValleyRanchHome.com This stunning deck has an awning and 360-degree views all around. With a professional garden down below, summer scents and colors will dazzle you as much as the sun! Warm Southern exposure. 4-bedroom home with new media room and game room.

Fish Creek Falls Beauty This elegant multi-level deck is attached to a 4-bedroom home complete with a classic barn. Enjoy the beautifully wooded side yard and close location to Fish Creek Falls!

Casa Feliz; Wooded Serenity Feel secluded in the woods on this multi-level deck, which wraps around the home and even incorporates growing trees into its design to make you feel ‘at one’ with the beautiful trees and glade surrounding this 5-bedroom cabin. Only ten minutes away from the hustle of town.

www.StunningMonarchRidge.com Feel like the king of it all from this covered wrap around porch that also features a lower deck and hot tub. With endless views of the Yampa Valley and 43.5 acres to accompany your 3-bedroom homestead, you’ll love watching the wildlife and stunning sunrises that the Yampa Valley has to offer.

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