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Wanna Add Value To Your Home? Design Your Outdoor Space

Today, many New Zealanders enjoy spending time with their families and entertaining their guests outside. In fact, a lot of people out there are ready to spend some extra money on a home with a well-designed outdoor space. Therefore, if you’ve been thinking about selling your home but you first want to add some value to it, designing your outdoor space is a great idea. And in order to get the design right, you’ll have to follow some of the tips that have proven to be quite effective in the past. Here are 5 of them that might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Illuminate your outside space

If the potential buyers come to check out your home in the evening, they’re going to pay a lot of attention to how illuminated your outdoor space is. If they keep stumbling in the dark, chances are they want be ready to pay too much for your home. On the other hand, people will always be ready to pay more for homes with well-lit outdoor spaces. Moreover, if you use LED lights to illuminate your outside space, the new owners won’t have to worry about their electricity bills, which can be a huge plus for you.

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Freshen up your curb appeal

Even though you should always care about your home’s curb appeal, this is something you’ll want put some extra effort into when trying to sell your home. Luckily, there are tons of ways you can freshen up your home’s curb appeal. First of all, you can always repaint the exterior of your home. This is something you can either do yourself or have experts do it for you. Of course, smaller projects such as repairing your driveway, repainting your fence and installing a new mailbox are also going to do the trick.

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Go for a water feature

Having a water feature in your backyard is another great way to add value to your home. Potential buyers will love just any type of water features like fountains and streams for numerous reasons. Firstly, water features really do look amazing and have the ability to turn a regular backyard into something extraordinary. On top of this, these little things can reduce the noise and turn a backyard into a perfect place for relaxation. Last but not least, water features allow you to create a natural ecosystem in your backyard, which is something potential buyers are guaranteed to love.


Install a patio

We’ve already talked about things such as mailboxes and water features, but if you want to go for something even more effective, installing a patio is definitely something you should put some thought into. A patio can serve as an extension to your home, which means it’s definitely going to add value to it. This is especially the case if you decorate it with some great-looking and comfortable furniture. Moreover, you’ll want to create some shade for your patio in order to make spending time on it more enjoyable. This is where installing Shade Sails can turn out to be a wonderful idea.

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Add a garden path

If there’s a garden in your backyard, adding a nice little garden path is also an amazing idea. A well-though-out path may be much needed in your backyard and if it isn’t there, potential buyers sure are going to notice it. On the other hand, if you add a beautiful garden path into your backyard, you’ll be able to make your outdoor space look more stylish and organized. There are many different materials you can use, so make sure you choose something that can fit in nicely with the rest of your outdoor area.

While there are many ways to add value to your home, designing your outdoor space is something you simply can’t go wrong with. Follow these 5 tips and you’ll be able to get more money for your home than you might’ve believed.

By Derek Lotts 

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