Do Outdoor Living Spaces Sell Homes?

When was the last time you did any real thinking about your garden? If you’re hoping to sell your home in the near future, spending some time with your garden may actually be key. One study found improving your outdoor living space could increase your ROI by up to 100%. Worth it? Absolutely, but how do you make that happen? These tips can help.
 
• Work with What You Have: As much as possible, use the space you currently have to your advantage. While adding decking or paving might look amazing, if you already have some under-utilised features, make those count. It will save you money in the long run without the added work.
• Create Colour: One of the best things you can do in your back garden is to move from one colour to several. If you look outside and see only the brown of the fence and the green of the grass, it’s time to spice things up a bit. Whitewash the fence, plant some bright flowers, and add a seating area with bright cushions to attract the eye and make the entire area look exciting.
• Add Space: Many people are stuck with small back gardens, and while that may be there reason for your move in the first place, you don’t have to remain stuck. Instead, you can do a few things to increase the space you have. Try creating multiple levels – a seating level, raised beds, and something at the ground level as well. Sometimes the only way to go is up!
• Consider One or Two Big Investments: While you should absolutely use what you have, if you really want that big ROI, think about one or two big investments. A paved seating area is always good, as is an outdoor kitchen. Just don’t get too carried away, or you might not get the return you want.
To learn more about how we can show off that back garden to more potential buyers, contact us today!

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