Six Ways to Add Value to the Outside of Your Home
If you're looking to improve the exterior of your property and add value to it, what kind of work should you be looking at carrying out? Whether you have a small budget or more elaborate plans, we've got six ways you can invest in your home this year.
Doing work to make your garden look better is a quick and relatively low-cost way of improving your outdoor space. When you're considering selling a home, having a well-looked-after garden of a good size could add up to 20% on to the value.
Build a Balcony or Terrace
With an impressive-looking balcony or terrace you can add to your home without taking anything away from the garden space. It's important to use a specialist company and invest in high-quality products, such as a stainless steel glass balustrade, to make this a durable improvement that will last many years.
Create Some Privacy
When you add more privacy into your garden, this can only be a good thing and will make it more attractive for relaxing or entertaining in. This can be achieved by installing a fence, wall or hedge and will help your property appeal to buyers if you're looking to sell.
Buy a Shed
Having a shed, or other type of outbuilding, in your garden will be an asset to your home, particularly if you don't have a garage. Even a simple shed will give you additional storage space, and going even further, such as installing a home office in the garden, could add as much as 5% to the value of your home.
A Seating Area
Building an area for seating or dining within your garden will boost its appeal and give you a space for eating outside in the summer. This could be achieved by adding a patio or decking area or, if space is limited, you could look at installing a balcony with a stainless steel glass balustrade to make the most of the views.
Add Some Warmth
Gardens don't have to just be somewhere you use in the summer months, and by giving yourself a heat source, they can be utilised throughout the year. There is a range of products available now that can provide a stylish feature and heat up the space, such as fire pits, patio heaters and outdoor fireplaces, so you can find something that matches your budget and requirements.