Are you thinking about selling your place but you don’t find its value to be high enough? Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways you can increase it, and we advise you to start with some backyard upgrades. Although they will require a certain investment on your part, we guarantee you that it will definitely be worth it. And, in order to help you achieve this as soon as possible, we’ve prepared a list of some useful ideas.
If you’re not planning on selling your house immediately, planting trees is a great investment, and they’ll significantly influence the value of your home once they are fully grown. Just imagine how beautiful your backyard will look! However, this is not the only perk of planting trees since they have many practical advantages as well. First of all, they will increase the privacy of your property - all that greenery will prevent your nosy neighbours from sneaking a peek into your backyard. On top of that, nothing is more relaxing than sitting in a shade during long summer months or enjoying a nap in your cozy hammock spread between two of your trees. Finally, their shades will protect your house from sun rays and thus cut your cooling costs significantly. All this will certainly be appealing to your potential buyer, don’t you agree?
Although a potential buyer would admire a garden full of beautiful exotic flowers, we don’t think that they would be ready to pay more for it since everybody is well-aware of the fact that high-maintenance landscaping is a true nightmare. Instead, you should go for drought-resistant plants so even if the owners leave town for a couple of days, they won’t have to pay somebody to take care of their garden. Keep in mind that practical solutions are usually the best ones.
Install a pool or upgrade your existing one
A pool is definitely by far the best investment if you want to increase the value of your property. However, make sure to go for low-maintenance ones like fiberglass swimming pools since they are not susceptible to rust and mildew, so a new owner will be ready to pay more to have it. Additionally, if you already have one or are waiting for one to be installed, think about all the ways you can enhance its look and thus strike the best possible deal once you decide to sell your place. Our favourite upgrade idea is installing pool lights. Although they may seem like a tiny detail, we’re sure that they’ll make a huge change. Just imagine how nice it would be to have a romantic dinner by a well-lit pool or even enjoy an evening swim. Your potential buyers will certainly appreciate this.
An outdoor kitchen and bar
Another great idea is to install an outdoor kitchen. There is hardly anyone who doesn’t enjoy outdoor meals during the summer, so a fully equipped kitchen is basically a dream come true. Firstly, you should install a refrigerator, a grill and a sink, and then think about some additional equipment that will make your kitchen even fancier. Finally, adding an outdoor bar next to it would be the cherry on top. And what’s even better, you probably won’t have to build it from scratch. Instead, take your old useless shed and turn it into the best backyard bar ever. On the other hand, even if you’re not in luck of owning one, building it from scratch won’t be too expensive either, and it will definitely pay off in the end.
As you can see, there are so many backyard updates that will increase the value of your home. You just need to make a good plan and be ready to invest enough money to make your backyard appealing to all your potential buyers. You’ll be surprised to see how a couple of small details can make a huge change, so, don’t be lazy and get to work.
* Source * Faith McGregor *
Faith is a writer, seeking beauty everywhere she goes and finding it in art, nature, family, and home. Passionate about just living life to the fullest, she’s into home decor and healthy lifestyle, trying to be the best version of herself and make her surroundings match.