Even if you aren’t planning to move out of your house anytime soon, it’s nice to know you are slowly but surely hammering away at the work that should be done to help you capture as much equity as possible when the time comes to sell your home and move.
But a quick search on Pinterest for “outdoor home renovations” will provide you with a list you couldn’t possibly accomplish in six lifetimes, let alone in a few summers. So what are the best outdoor renovations that will not only improve your quality of living but also boost your future resale value?
Transform a Regular Patio
A patio is a great place to gather with friends, relax and read the newspaper, or sit and people-watch. But a screened-in patio is even better! You can enjoy all of the benefits of the outdoors while remaining shielded from the hottest sun, harshest wind, and peskiest bugs. A screen room can also be decorated and furnished with a bit more attention to detail since everything is more protected from the elements. It will add livable room and help your home feel bigger!
Retaining Walls and Terraces
First impressions are everything, and retaining walls and terraces can guarantee a stellar first impression from anyone who visits your property. These strategies are the perfect way to fill hilly yards that are difficult to mow or unsightly. They also control erosion and surface runoff, add color and texture to an otherwise uninteresting piece of land, and provide unused land with a purpose. You’ll enjoy the view and your curb appeal will definitely benefit!
Siding and Paint
It sounds simple and rather tame, but fresh siding and/or paint can completely rejuvenate the appearance of your home and make everything look new and beautiful. Try warm gray paint trimmed in soft white to create a timeless and sophisticated appeal.
Whether you pick one idea or all of them, your house will look like a whole new place.