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Outdoor Upgrades To Add Value To Your Home

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

One of the most common questions home owners ask us is if there's anything they can do outside to add value to their home, and the answer is YES! If you've been wondering this same thing, keep reading for tips on how to improve your home's outside living space!⠀

1. Paint or replace your front door

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to upgrade your home's curb appeal, try painting or replacing your door so it has a fun accent color. The pop of color will make your house stand out and this small change can increase your home's value!

2. Invest in landscaping

Don't skimp when it comes to landscaping around your house and in your yard! In fact, doing a little bit of work to your front and backyards can increase your ROI by 83%

3. Think about adding a deck

Do you currently have a deck in the back of your home? If not, consider adding one! Home owners who add a deck onto their home usually increase their ROI by 76%.

4. Consider building an outdoor kitchen

Who doesn't love an outdoor kitchen? Home buyers definitely do... especially with outdoor entertaining being so popular right now! If you want to increase your home's value, try adding or building an outdoor kitchen.

5. Plant trees

Planting trees in your yard is always a great investment. But here's a tip: Don't just plant any trees. Make sure you're planting the right trees! Talk to an expert before you get started to determine what works best for your space.

6. Add outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting is another easy way to add value to your home before listing it on the market and selling. Adding some simple garden lights or architectural highlighting to the exterior of your home can increase ROI by 50%.

7. Install a sprinkler system

Did you know that installing a sprinkler system in your yard can increase ROI by 86%? This is definitely something you'll want to consider doing if you're looking to increase your home's value.

8. Add an outdoor patio

An outdoor patio is another great outdoor entertaining space, and patios are definitely a popular feature that home buyers are looking for right now. Don't have one? It might be time to consider getting one! If you do have one, take a close look at it and see if it needs any repairs or upgrades before listing your home for sale.

9. Take care of your lawn

Don't forget to take good care of your lawn. It's an important part of your home, and a rough-looking yard can greatly decrease your home's value.

10. Add a water feature

Another way to add value to your home is by adding a water feature such as a fountain or a pool. Like we mentioned before, outdoor entertaining is big right now, so home buyers are looking for these things in the outdoor space.

11. Keep up with general home maintenance

Keeping up with general home maintenance is another way to keep your house in tip top shape before it hits the market. Look at your roof, windows, and HVAC and make sure you replace or repair these items when the time comes.

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