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7 Ways to Add Value to the Exterior of Your Home

September 20, 2016

Often, people forget about their outdoor homes. Their attention to their interiors becomes their main focal point and they forget that most buyers make their minds up before even setting foot inside the house. If you’re thinking of selling your home, or simply want to add value to it, think about what you can do on the outside to add value. Here are a few quick tips.

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Refresh the Exterior

The first place to start is by refreshing your outdoor space. Remove dirt and debris, scrub off mould, and give the property a fresh coat of paint.

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Entertainment Areas

One of the best parts about summer is that you can dine and entertain outside. While many people use their front porch or backyard, why not invest in a beautiful summer house? Garden summer houses in the UK have become a popular option for adding value to a property and creating a relaxing space to entertain and dine. Coupled with bright summer colours and lawn furniture, you can create your very own extension at less than half the cost of building on to your home.

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Upgrading Doors and Windows

While buying a summerhouse and upgrading your entertainment area is a massive selling point, you shouldn’t forget about the sections that lend lifetime value to the property, such as doors and windows. This is another upgrade that is well worth the investment. Energy efficient frames and double paned windows will keep out the hot sun’s rays and keep warm air in.

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Add Outdoor Amenities

Why not add even further value along with your summer house by adding a hot tub, sparkling pool, fire pit, or even a summer kitchen. Just ensure you maintain these features and have your pool professionally cleaned and repaired.

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Update Your Landscaping

You probably aren’t going to enjoy your summer home if you’re surrounded by weeds and overgrown bushes. During the summer, especially, landscaping plays a big role to winning the hearts of homebuyers and helping you relax. Blooming annuals, shrubbery, and perennials are ideal, along with mulch and pavers.

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Don’t Forget About Outdoor Lighting

What could be more relaxing than enjoying your summer house on those musty nights? Don’t forget that exterior lighting can add even further value to your summer home, and therefore your property. It is also essential for night time curb appeal and makes sure that visitors are able to arrive at your door safely while intruders are deterred. Choose architectural lighting to show off your home’s features, and landscape lighting for the walkways and grounds.

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Take a Step Back and Look at Your Property

Adding value doesn’t have to be all about a massive budget. A summer house can be installed in your garden for a lot less than what it would cost to build an extension on to your home. What’s more, adding value can be as easy as sweeping up leaves after last week’s storms. Keep in mind that potential buyers like to imagine themselves in your home from the moment they pull up to the curb.

Use these 7 tips to add great value to the outside of your home and enjoy commanding a higher asking price.

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