Whether people ever set foot inside your home or not, a lasting first impression can be made by what is seen on the outside. If you are considering upgrades to increase the value of your home, the best place to start is with the outside where many renovations can be made to not only improve the appearance of your home’s exterior but to increase the value of the home and the property.
1. Add a Backyard Deck
Even the most spacious back yard stands to gain added functionality with decking. Common choices in decking include wood and concrete. Before you make your final decision, take the time to ensure that your deck creates a natural extension to your home. During warmer months, guests can flow right out onto the deck and keep the party going both inside and out.
2. Install Driveway Pavers
Your driveway is the route to the garage but there can be much more curb appeal than just the concrete. Invest in pavers to line the driveway on both sides. Common paver choices include rich, contrast color bricks which not only beautify the driveway but provide added functionality of traction when the ground may be wet and slippery.
3. Upgrade to Wrought Iron Fencing
A white picket fence may have been ever so romantic and cute when you first purchased your home but today, a luxurious wrought iron fence offers continued privacy and creates a polished look for your home’s exterior that people will be sure to admire.
4. Create an Outdoor Kitchen
You already know the value of the kitchen inside your home. You can create an even greater value in an outdoor kitchen that lets you prepare some of your favorite grilled items under the stars. When the weather is warm and outdoor events are planned, this extension to your home cuts down on excess foot traffic to the kitchen and keeps you connected to the guests rather than tied to the indoor stove.
5. Add on an Outdoor Bathroom
Think about how many times you’ve had to leave guests or show guests inside to the nearest restroom and you have the perfect start for getting going on adding an outdoor bathroom to your home. No matter if you are relaxing after a hard day’s work or having a holiday gathering for dozens, your outdoor bathroom will earn its keep and provide you with increased value for convenience and worth to your home.