It’s What’s Outside that Counts

Added on February 24th 2020

Your home is probably your biggest investment and so when it comes to selling, you’ll want to get the best return possible. Many people focus more on the inside of the property and don’t do so much with the outside. However, if you’re in a slower or more competitive market, or if you just want to get some particularly attractive offers, then sprucing up the exterior space can really help.

Adding to your outside space can be easier and cheaper, as there’s no remodelling or demolition needed, so you can really get a decent profit on the work. Here are some great ideas for improving your exterior.

Landscape your front and back gardens

This is an easy change, providing a lot of impact for a relatively small amount of work. The front garden in particular is important because it’s the first thing potential buyers will see. Make sure you jet-wash or resurface dirty or cracked paths and driveways as this makes a huge difference to the appearance.

Install an awning or veranda in your back garden

An awning or a glazed veranda doesn’t just look great, it adds on extra living and entertaining space, as well as increasing the value of your property. Even if it’s just an awning, you can spend longer outside in high summer and showery conditions because you’re protected from these elements. Glass verandas are also great in winter as you get daylight and possibly even a bit of warmth without the biting winds.

Use up that empty space

If there’s a corner of the garden that’s always been neglected, or has had a huge trampoline in it for years, then it needs a makeover. Think about a hot tub, for example, or maybe a firepit or even an outdoor kitchen. While an outdoor kitchen will probably get most of its action during the summer months, a hot tub is an all-year-round perk that can be surprisingly compact and cheap to run.

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