Make A Splash With Your Stone Deck
Incorporating A Hot Tub In Your Outdoor Space
Picture it, you’re sitting on your brand-new stone deck, but you like it’s missing something. You already have patio furniture, an outdoor kitchen, and even a wet bar. However, you fell like there could be more you can do with this gorgeous, stone space. A great way to enhance this space even further would be the inclusion of a hot tub!
Including a hot tub on your outdoor living area not only gives you another way to enjoy and entertain guests, but also adds value to your home by increasing the functionality of the space. There are many factors that include space, size, shape, and cost that you should consider while planning to include a hot tub within your stone retreat. The typical size of a hot tub can vary depending on how many individuals would be expected to use it. For example, a two-person hot tub can typically measure 69″ X 82″, while an eight-person hot tub can, on average, measure 84″ X 84″. It also depends on the shape of the hot tub, as they can come in a circular or square shape. They can even be custom made to your desired specifications. So, while in the planning phase of this purchase decision, it is key to think about these factors.
The average installation of a hot tub can cost anywhere from $320 up to $17,000. This includes the required plumbing, the hot tub itself, labor, and required accessories. However, the total cost can depend on certain circumstances of your outdoor living space. For example, if the hot tub will be on an elevated space, that can add up to over $7,300 worth of costs related to the above ground installation. The type of hot tub can also increase the cost of installation. Different types of hot tubs can range from $500 all the way up to a premium price of $16,000. The difference between these hot tubs are in the materials used and the features they offer.
It is important to consult with your local, professional contractor to get a proper estimate of the costs regarding your specific project. While it may seem costly to include a hot tub on your space, there are many cheap alternatives that can give you the space that will make your home a great summer retreat!