5 Outdoor Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home

5 Outdoor Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home

5 Outdoor Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home

How are you spicing up your outdoors this summer season? Regular upgrades are essential for preserving the value of your home. Add beautiful outdoor amenities to relax and enjoy a summer evening under the stars. Unsure of where to start with your outdoor upgrades? Here are 5 ideas to kickstart your home’s transformation!

Fire Pit

What is more enticing than roasting marshmallows and cozying up with a glass of wine around your outdoor fire? According to the Association of Realtors®, installing an outdoor firepit can net you a 67% return on investment. Fire features have been the go-to trend for the last few years to combat the chilly Ontario summer evenings. With this gas fire addition and a patio, your backyard will be a showstopper.

An Outdoor Room 

Create an ambiance with an outdoor room! A survey by Realtor.com showed that the outdoor living space of a home was the most attractive quality to buyers. An outdoor recreational space can serve many purposes, including entertaining, reading, dining, or games. No matter the goal, an outdoor room is the perfect way to enjoy the fresh air while adding maximum value!

Update Garage Doors

You may never think twice about your garage doors, but buyers do! A garage door update can add curb appeal and value. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, a garage door replacement can net a 94% ROI. It may seem like something to overlook, but this minor fix can earn you big money. 

Install a Deck 

Having a deck in the backyard of your home reaps a variety of benefits. Not only can you enjoy a multitude of activities like grilling and tanning — but it also adds a substantial increase in your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s “Cost Vs. Value” report. A new deck can create a 63% value increase if using composite and 66% for wood. 

Add Luscious Landscaping 

What is more important than a first impression? Fresh and healthy-looking landscaping can really win over a prospective buyer. Landscaping increases your chance of selling your home fast. What’s more, the NAR and NALP found that an outdoor makeover could net you a healthy 83% ROI. Whether you add planters, plant trees and flowers, add a stone walkway or just freshen up the design, it will be sure to attract the sale you are looking for. 

With these 5 outdoor upgrades, you’re sure to make the most of your summer! Plus, you won’t have to feel guilty about spending the money since these upgrades are sure to add value for future buyers. Learn more great tips and tricks by visiting the SkyHomes blog today.

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