Does a Permanent Shed Add 'Real' Value?
I'm adding a 12'x14' frame-built shed to my back yard. It's styled to match the house, on a concrete base, is wired and includes a 4' porch on the front so my daughter can use it as a playhouse as she grows (plus the porch gives it a 'cottage' look and a less 'utilitarian' appearance). My wife initially balked at the $7K cost and said a Rubbermaid-type shed would serve the same purpose of storing my riding mower and garden tools. I countered with it adding permanent value to the house plus the utility we'll all get from it in the meantime. (And the HOA would not approve the Rubbermaid-type one anyhow.)
If you're looking at homes, would this be something that would be a plus, and if so, a 'big' one or not? FWIW, we're on a 1/4 acre lot in a subdivision of about 100 homes.