If you’re planning on selling your home, there are certain things you can do to increase its resale value. Even if you’re simply looking to do some renovations, it’s never a bad idea to add a few special touches to your property. When most people think of resale value home tweaks, they often concentrate on the inside of the house; however, it is the backyard that can give your property a good financial boost.
If you’re not sure where to begin, try one of these five property value increases:
Adding fencing along your property provides security and creates boundaries. Fences make your house more secure and have the added bonus of keeping out pesky animals that will eat and dig up your grass and garden. Fencing, unless it is chainlink, adds value to your home, but remember that you will need to check with your city’s bylaws to see what height is acceptable.
These special walls add colour and texture to your backyard. They can double as walkways and offer stability to a deck or patio. Retaining walls also offer an option to get rid of useless backyard space and limit erosion caused by water runoff.
Patios and Decks
Decks and patios create an extra room, except instead of being inside, this room is outside of the house. Patios and decks add space to barbecue, and provide a place to entertain and hang out. With wood and stones, you can add a long-lasting deck or patio to your property that can increase its value by up to 80%.
When it comes to backyards, many people ignore irrigation. There’s only so much that rain can do to keep your lawn and garden hydrated. Installing a proper irrigation system adds value to your home and keeps your lawn and gardens looking fresh, so when your property is shown to potential buyers, they’ll be impressed by your gorgeous, lush lawn.
Total yard makeovers are a great value add for any property. Landscaping can even increase the total square footage of your home and make a smaller property appear bigger.
Although it may be tempting, do not add a pool. They are not cost-effective and actually decrease your property’s value. Unless you live in a climate that allows for year-round swimming – which our Canadian weather does not – adding a pool doesn’t make sense.
When it comes to construction and home renovations, it’s always best to use the services of a professional. For more information and resale value ideas, contact us. Let Infinity Gardens provide your home with the right add-ons to start a bidding war over your property.