When homeowners look to increase the value of their home, they often focus on the home itself, renovating rooms and even the front of the house, but neglect to focus on the backyard at all. This area can really be spruced up and be attractive to potential buyers, really adding to the home value. Here’s how and what you can do to improve your home’s worth.
How Do Backyards Help Increase Home Value?
Renovations are often done to a home before putting it on the market to help enhance kerb appeal. This means implementing the designs that are trending and what potential buyers most likely want to see. The backyard is definitely included in this, as it is often seen as a space where entertaining can take place, so many potential buyers want to see a great looking space that they can utilise.
Real Estate agents have suggested that a well-maintained outdoor area can add up to an extra 20% onto your home value. This is because potential home buyers want a property that not only looks good on the inside, but gives that great impression outdoors too, whether it be the first impression people get when they see the front of the house or in the backyard.
A backyard renovation is also the most cost-effective renovation you can make. Interior renovations can often be pricey leaving you with the hope that they will add to the value while backyard renovations can be inexpensive yet make a huge difference.
5 Outdoor Renovation Ideas That Improve Value
Designated Entertaining Zones
Buyers are always looking for a beautiful space to entertain their family and friends. Giving them this solution will add appeal and value to your home, making it stand out from the crowd.
Creating more usable space outdoors is one sure way of boosting your home’s value. Adding a studio or workshop automatically elevates your home into a higher price category, giving its owners valuable usable space. These overflow rooms are multi-purpose and can be painted to co-ordinate with your home, tying the two together.
Outdoor decks look very attractive to potential buyers. It is almost an extension of the home itself, creating a more usable space that is off the ground. A decked patio can allow for extra tables and chairs for al-fresco dining and a great place to keep a BBQ. You can check out the decks Aarons Outdoor has on offer here.
Fencing and Screening
If you are selling, you want your buyers to focus on YOUR home, not your neighbours. Screen out unsightly neighbours with bamboo screening or decorative screens. Our professional team can supply and install these beauties to add the privacy you need in no time.
Especially if you’re looking for a quick sale, you should never show your home without proper landscaping. A beautifully landscaped backyard will show potential buyers that you have taken the upkeep of the property seriously. It will give a great impression of what to expect for the inside of the home too. Plant easy-to-maintain flowers and shrubs, lay down fresh soil or allow time for grass seed to grow before showing a home so there is a luscious looking lawn too.