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 lawn can add anything from a five to a whopping 20% extra 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 Renovation Ideas That Improve Value
Add decking – 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 Living has on offer here.
Outdoor furniture – Have some outdoor furniture in a great location that shows that this backyard is to be relaxed in. It creates a functional space, adding additional seating for entertainment and the right set can really at to the atmosphere, giving that comfortable feel.
Landscape – 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 sod or allow time for grass seed to grow before showing a home so there is a luscious looking lawn too.
Outdoor structures – Creating more usable space outdoors is one sure way of boosting your home’s value. This includes gazebos, pergolas, Bali huts and more as a covered sanctuary for entertaining, a relaxing seating area or for a jacuzzi. You could also add a studio or workshop that can be used for many different purposes. Aarons Outdoor Living has you covered with all different types of structures, in many different sizes and styles, to suit your backyard.
Fencing – If you don’t have an existing fence or your current one is looking a bit worse for wear, it is always a good idea to replace it before selling your home. A new fence will give added privacy but can also help with kerb appeal, so go for something that suits the style of the home and match with a good, sturdy gate.
Ready to revamp your backyard? Have a look at how Aarons Outdoor Living can help add something special to your backyard. With many outdoor structures used for relaxing, entertaining or even for kids play, we have something suitable to change your backyard to something exciting in a variety of sizes. Contact us to see what we can do for your backyard today!