A home’s backyard is simply an extension of the home itself. It's a place to gather, entertain, and relax. Therefore, a home’s outdoor space deserves just as much attention as the inside when it comes to renovations and upgrades.
The warm spring and summer months make completing outdoor home renovations easier than usual. Our home’s outdoor areas deserve just as much attention. Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or simply renovating for your own enjoyment, here are a couple helpful home renovation trends to revamp your outdoor space and home aesthetic.
Build a Privacy Fence
As the weather starts to heat up, homeowners will want to spend more time outside. Homeowners (and homebuyers) seek outdoor spaces that provide relaxation. One way to achieve this is with a privacy fence. Adding a privacy fence provides privacy from neighbors and reduces noise from nearby traffic. Privacy fences provide many homeowners comfort knowing that there aren't any eyes on their backyard. It also helps to keep out unwanted intruders which is especially important for those with children or pets who can spend time outside unsupervised.
Add a Deck for Outdoor Dining and Entertaining
However, imagine how much more enjoyable it would be to grill up dinner and enjoy eating it outside? Adding on a backyard deck to your home is a fantastic way to extend your home and provide a new area to entertain outdoors. Entertaining should be enjoyed both inside and outside of the home. Firing up the grill is a popular outdoor activity enjoyed by many. If your home doesn’t currently have a back deck area, definitely consider adding one on. In fact, a backyard deck is actually one of the best outdoor investments you can make.
Refresh Your Home's Landscaping
Refreshing your home’s landscaping is an important step to improving curb appeal and creating a lovely aestetic for the outside of the home. Regularly mowing the lawn, adding new mulch, trimming hedges, and planting new blooms are just a few ways to ensure that your home's outdoor space is looking sharp and appealing. If you are planting flowers or plants in your home's outdoor space, opt for those that are easy to maintain. Other worthwhile landscaping ideas include installing a walkway or adding stone planters. Not only will a landscaping refresh offer a more inviting outdoor space, but it will also attract buyers and increase your return on investment when you decide to sell.
Give Exterior Features a Facelift
Curb appeal should never be overlooked when it comes to outdoor renovations. While you might think your current garage doors are fine, upgrading them will give your curb appeal and home value a huge boost. Don’t just stop there though. Take a look at all the features along the exterior of the home. Consider swapping out your current front door for one with a steel unit, window panels, and new hardware. Also, make sure to look over your homes’ siding. Replacing exterior siding may sound like an expensive and time-consuming renovation, it is a cost-effective way to improve a home’s value.
Install an Outdoor Fire Pit
During the summer months, nothing beats gathering around a roaring fire roasting marshmallows, sharing stories, and making memories with family and friends. But, homeowners who install an outdoor fire pit in their yard recieve a 67 percent return on investment. Many homeowners like to show off their DIY skills by building their own fire pit out of wall stones. Fire pits with gas burners and patio areas will likely cost at least $5,000 or more depending on materials and space used. Luckily there are also some budget-friendly options like metal fire pits that serve the same function.
If you are following these renovation trends to revamp your outdoor space in order to sell your home, don’t forget to consult first with an experiened real estate agent. A good ral estate agent will be able to help you determine which of the above outdoor renovation trends will help draw in buyers and get the best return on investment depending on your local market.
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