Want to add beauty and value to your backyard in a meaningful way that both your family and guests will love? Here are 4 fun ways on how to improve the value of your backyard with features that you can enjoy until you decide to sell.
How To Improve the Value of Your Backyard
No matter how much effort you put into beautifying and improving your home, your property will always get dragged down by a yard that gets neglected and left barren. To get the most out of your home, you should consider ways to improve the value of your backyard with meaningful and impactful upgrades. The best way to do this is to make additions that you’ll also be able to enjoy until the day you decide to sell your home. Here are a few options to consider.
How To Improve the Value of Your Backyard – Install a Fire Pit
A fire pit is a simple but fantastic addition to a backyard if you’re willing to make the investment. And when I talk about a fire pit, I don’t mean anything cobbled together and resembling a backyard bonfire. What I’m talking about is a professionally installed and permanent fire pit. With beautiful stonework to compliment the soothing, roaring fire, a good fire pit can become the social focal point of your yard. Enjoy the warm fire on a cool evening and enjoy the beauty of your property late into the night.
Additionally, you’ll be able to cook over it (think camping-style recipes) and make s’mores for dessert. now, that’s my idea of a fun dinner!
How To Improve the Value of Your Backyard – Offer Both Privacy and Shade
Sunny days are pleasant, but not when the sun is beating down on you like it does in my neck of the woods. If your backyard doesn’t have natural shade or privacy – such as from trees or bushes – then there are permanent or tear-down structures you can build to make your backyard more comfortable. Personally, I love the idea of having a safe, shady area large enough for an outdoor table and chairs. But for me and my dislike of mosquitoes and flies, I’d want it surrounded by screen that can be zipped up and down.
For instance, installing a pergola is an elegantly simple structure that allows you to grow foliage on top of it. This creates a natural canopy that shields you from the sun and is absolutely stunning to look at.
How To Improve the Value of Your Backyard – Build a Swimming Pool
If you want to make a significant addition, then there’s no better way to improve the value of your backyard than building a pool. Backyard pools are practically synonymous with luxury and, thus, are highly desirable to potential buyers. This can greatly improve your property’s value while also giving you your own personal waterfront to enjoy on the hottest days.
Just be aware that to improve the value of your property, you’ll need to make the investment of an in-ground pool. In-ground pools are a permanent fixture whereas above-ground pools are not and can be taken down with some effort. The construction of an in-ground pool will be more of an upfront investment, but it’s worth it in the long run if your ultimate goal is growing the value of your property, especially if you plan to use it frequently.
It goes without saying, please abide by all codes and rules for installing an in-ground pool and make sure you have a secure fence around it to avoid accidents.
How To Improve the Value of Your Backyard – Outdoor Living Space
Granting you the best of indoors and outdoors, outdoor living spaces can turn a modest deck or patio into a highly desirable addition. Creating a layout for, and dressing up, a patio or deck like you would your living room can make for an incredible outdoor space. You can even go as far as having an outdoor kitchen built to take your backyard barbecues to the next level.
To keep things affordable, look for online sales on comfy, outdoor furniture that goes with your theme and style.
To get the most out of your yard, you need to treat yourself a little bit. Anything that brings a bit more luxury will generally be seen as valuable to any potential homebuyers. With these options in mind, you can turn your backyard into your own personal Eden.