Home Ownership

5 Outdoor Features That Will Add Value to Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions and curb appeal play a huge factor in the value of your home. The exterior of your home is the very first thing potential buyers see & critique when they look at your home.  Having outdoor amenities also sets your home apart from others and attracts more buyers, which makes your home more valuable. If you are considering listing your home and thinking you want to add some value, we’ve got 5 great ideas for you that are sure to do so!


Patios & Wooden Decks


Patios & wooden decks are a very sought after amenity in homes and they are a valuable addition if you want to sell your home for top dollar. Having a nice sized patio or deck that doesn’t take up too much of the back yard definitely attracts buyers. This is a relatively inexpensive way to add value to your home and help it sell faster. With some good lighting, decorating, and furniture, you can create the perfect outdoor living space that will have buyers imagining grilling out with their families on a warm summer night and help them fall even more in love with your home.


Lawn Care & Landscaping


Let’s face it, having a healthy, green lawn and well kept landscaping will 100% be more appealing to buyers than dead grass, muddy spots, and poor landscaping around your home. Curb appeal is a huge factor in selling your home, and this one can be very inexpensive (depending on the current condition of your lawn & landscaping.) Having a beautiful, healthy green lot with some well kept landscaping & flowers around your house will not only attract buyers to your home and up the value of your home, but it will also ease the minds of buyers and give them one less thing to worry about.


Fire Pit


Adding a fire pit to your home is a smart investment that can pay off in many different ways. It can turn an otherwise dull and generic patio into a functional and entertaining outdoor living area that will attract buyers. This is another relativity inexpensive way to spruce up your home, add value, add uniqueness to your home, and give buyers those warm, cozy thoughts of having relaxing fires on a cool fall night with their families.


Shutters, Front Doors, & Front Porch


Updating the face of your home is a great way to add value and add curb appeal. Some fresh paint on your front porch railings or posts if you have them, or a bright new color on your front door, not only brightens up your home but it also makes it look fresh, new, and clean. Painting your shutters, or purchasing new ones, is also another great way to spruce up the exterior of your home and can be inexpensive. If your home is in a neighborhood where all of the homes look a like, this is a great way to set your home apart from the others, make your home stand out and attract more buyers.


Swimming Pool


Adding a swimming pool is a great way to add value to your home, especially if you’re listing your home in summer. This feature is definitely one of the more expensive projects but can also definitely add value to your home. If your home is in a neighborhood where a majority of the homes have pools, your home value may be less without one. If you’re in a neighborhood where the majority of the homes do not have a pool, your home will stand out and will greatly increase the value of your home.  Yes, there are also some buyers that do not want to deal with the maintenance of a pool, but they are also a lot of buyers that are wanting homes that have a pool, and would rather the pool already be there and not have to install it themselves.