In the US, the median home listing price is around $230,000.
However, just because a home is listed at such a price it doesn’t mean it’s worth that much.
If you’d like to make sure you get as close to the asking price as possible, you may need to consider a few home upgrades.
Outdoor home upgrades can make your home much more valuable. There are several different outdoor home options. In this article, we’ll look at a few to consider:
1. Build Yourself a Deck
You’d be surprised by how much a deck improves the value of a home. Who doesn’t like to envision themselves sitting out under the stars on a wooden deck?
A deck is a perfect place to host a barbecue, entertain guests, and drink beers with friends.
This is not a cheap investment, but the high return you will see should make it worth considering.
2. Relax Around a Fire Pit
What better way to ensure you can spend time outside all year round? By building a fire pit, you are ensuring you can stay warm during a long conversation with a friend.
Grab some wine and a few chairs and you have the perfect place to relax after a long day at work.
Building a fire pit is a cheaper option than building a deck, but you won’t see as large returns.
3. Look After Your Lawn
Although it may be better for the planet, when you’re trying to sell your house, it’s not the time to rewild your garden.
You need to ensure your yard is looking healthy, green, and welcoming. Invest or borrow some new garden furniture but, most importantly, tend to your grass.
Plants and grass need love and attention that many of us don’t have time to give. Why not consider hiring a gardener for a few months to keep your garden looking alive?
4. Add a Patio for Extra Outdoor Space
If you don’t like the idea of a deck, why not consider a patio. This will increase your outside living area which buyers will certainly notice.
Choose a patio which fits with the style of the house. Don’t choose a modern patio if your home is traditional. This can quickly put buyers off.
5. Outdoor Lighting Improves the Mood
A few candles never go amiss when you’re sat around the dinner table, but why not upgrade your outdoor lighting.
Choose lightning which creates a mystical feel in your backyard. If your home is for sale, having beautiful lights out front at night will improve curb appeal and attract buyers.
Another benefit of outdoor lighting is that it deters burglars!
Which Outdoor Home Improvements will You Choose?
Outdoor home improvements can improve your chances of selling your house and increase how much you sell it for.
Take a little pride in your home and you may find yourself with more cash! Of course, it’s always a good idea to not get too greedy and know when to call in the professionals.
Contact us and you will find yourself with the most beautiful deck or patio in your neighborhood.