Outdoor Home Improvements To Increase Your Home’s Value

Outdoor Home Improvements To Increase Your Home’s Value

10 Quick Tips to Add More Value to your Outdoor Home

From Freshome

We’ve all heard of the term “Curb Appeal”.  Unfortunately, the exterior of one’s home, usually the largest investment in one’s life, is often ignored, or at least deferred.  This post from Freshome presents 10 tips for increasing one’s home value by making key improvements on the outside, and coincidentially, increasing one’s pleasure while enjoying the great outdoors.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Your outdoor home is often forgotten when selling your home. The attention of your interiors becomes the focal point and the fact that most homebuyers make up their minds before setting foot inside your home is a daunting reality. Before you miss out on potential homebuyers let’s look at ways to add more value to your outdoor home. From brightening up your exterior color and architectural amenities to landscaping and entertaining areas, your outdoor home is a gold mine of opportunities. Here are 10 quick tips to lend more value to your exterior home and help you sell your home a lot faster this season.

1. Refresh the exterior of your home
The façade or exterior of your home is the number one focal point, so why not refresh it this season? If your home is painted wood or stucco – consider pressure washing it first to remove old dirt, debris, and ensure mold hasn’t started growing. Painting with a fresh color can enhance your exterior and preserve the wood or stucco for years to come. If you have a rock, brick or natural stone exterior – pressure wash and paint eaves, and trim for curb appeal that looks welcoming.

2. Outdoor dining and entertaining areas

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