I recently received a lovely tweet from someone who had used my guide to build their own pizza oven four years ago and had now started building another pizza oven in their new home as they’d recently move house!
I casually asked if the pizza oven had helped with their house sale and this was their response: “The house sold within 24h of listing, the first couple that came fell in love with the pizza oven.” Wow!
Firstly it felt amazing that someone was reaching back out to me after four years to thank me, but it also got me thinking about it a brick pizza oven can add value to your home and also boost your chances of selling your property.
Although it’s not a guaranteed boost, many realtors suggest that unique additions like a brick pizza oven can attract potential buyers, potentially increasing your property’s value.
Outdoor living spaces have become highly sought after, especially in a post-covid world, and having a well-designed and functional pizza oven can be a major selling point. Prospective buyers appreciate the charm and versatility that a brick pizza oven brings, envisioning themselves hosting memorable gatherings and enjoying great food with family and friends.
Investment Vs. Return
The cost of pizza ovens can vary depending on multiple factors, so you may not always get your investment back in your property sale, but it’s a potentially valuable feature when selling your home and could speed up your selling process.
Of course in the meantime you benefit from having your own pizza oven and the fun that can bring to your home whilst you’re living there.
Factors to Consider When Installing a Brick Pizza Oven
Before building your pizza oven you need to consider several factor to ensure you get the most out of it, and make it an attractive addition to your property.
Evaluate the available space in your outdoor area to determine the size and type of brick pizza oven that best fits your needs. Consider the overall layout of your space, including existing structures, landscaping, and seating arrangements, to create a social and functional design.
Location and Design
Choose an appropriate location for your brick pizza oven that allows for easy access, good ventilation, and safety. Consider factors such as wind direction, proximity to flammable materials, and the overall aesthetics of your outdoor space. Additionally, select a design that complements the style of your home and blends well with the surrounding environment.
Establish a budget for your brick pizza oven project, considering the cost of materials, labor (if hiring professionals), and any additional features you may desire. It’s essential to strike a balance between your budget and the quality of materials and workmanship to ensure a satisfactory outcome.
While brick pizza ovens require minimal maintenance, it’s important to understand the upkeep involved. Regular cleaning, removing ashes, and periodic inspections are necessary to keep the oven in optimal condition. Factor in the time and effort required for maintenance when deciding on the installation of a brick pizza oven.