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Wanna Add Value to Your Home? Design the Outdoor Space

September 27, 2017 at 2:44 pm Derek Lotts 0 Tips & Tricks, Top Real Estate

Even if you don’t think about selling your home right now, you never know what can happen in the future. Obviously, you want a comfortable interior and a pleasant environment for your own peace of mind. However, there’s nothing quite like a well-designed outdoor space when it comes to both your happiness and boosted home’s resale value. Of course, you don’t have to rush the work and go with every single option there is. Still, you may want to consider the following points since they don’t take that much effort on your part. And they exponentially raise the value of your home.

Upgrade your patio

If you’re thinking about adding value to your home by designing the outdoor space, you definitely cannot skip the patio. After all, this is one of the backyard essentials for many homeowners. If you simply want a lounge area in your yard, you can just designate patio space and go from there. Experiment with outdoor furniture and layout afterwards. However, when choosing the patio furniture, you should go for classic designs and durable materials, especially if the pieces will have to stand against the elements throughout the year. If you’re willing to invest more effort and money into this project, and increase the value of your home even more, you should look into the possibility of a covered patio.

Keep in mind that bolder structures should match the exterior paint of your home, or at least complement the scheme nicely.

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Spruce up your garden

One of the main elements that will create lovely outdoor space and add value to your home is definitely a well-kept garden area. If you have the space and the means to dedicate one part of your yard to organic gardening, go for it. However, even if this is not an option for you, flower beds and other decorative plants and shrubs can definitely do the trick. There are plenty of low-maintenance plants that you can opt for as well. The main thing to remember is that a monochromatic garden theme is one of the most popular trends at the moment. It looks elegant and stylish. In general, try not to combine more than three flower colors in your yard. Basically, you want the flowers and plants to match the color scheme of your fence, shed (if you have one) and other outdoor structures without looking overly colorful and tacky.

When painting the exterior, it’s best to stick to the 3-color rule: mid-tones, highlights and shadows.

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Add a garden path

If you’re going to design a patio and a garden in your yard, you should add a nice garden path to the mix as well. Well-thought-out pathways are something that’s more than necessary for an outdoor home space. There are plenty of ideas online when it comes to garden paths. Moreover, this is the type of project that you can easily do on your own, if you’re up for it. You can always repurpose old furniture to get the needed material, use decorative gravel or pour concrete. Of course, concrete adds the most value to your home but only if you take the trouble to paint it or use some other decorative patterns.

The main thing to remember is that a monochromatic garden theme is one of the most popular trends at the moment.

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Repaint your home

Unfortunately, not every neighborhood allows you to freely modify the home exterior. But, if you don’t have any rules or guidelines restricting you in this regard, you’re free to choose the scheme that you like. Try to match your home exterior to other homes in the area because this undoubtedly adds to your home’s value. For a stress-free paint job, consult experts and hire companies like Synergy Scaffolding & Access Services who can provide you with the right equipment. In general, it would be best to stick to the 3-color rule when painting your home exterior: mid-tones, highlights and shadows.

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Outdoor structures

Another great way to add value to your home and make your outdoor space harmonious and pleasant is to utilize the possibilities for effective yard structures. This can be a pond, a fountain, a statue, etc. – anything that you can think of that may fit perfectly with your yard, which is a great way to spruce up this space. However, keep in mind that bolder structures should match the exterior paint of your home, or at least complement the scheme nicely. Most importantly, you should never disrupt the natural flow and relaxing feel of your garden just so you could introduce a statue that seems cool at the moment. Increasing your home’s value is all about creating something that will be pleasant, appealing and comfy for a long time.

As mentioned, unless you want to sell your home as quickly as possible, you don’t have to rush this process. The more time you spend analyzing the best options for your outdoor space, the better the final result will be. Of course, feel free to ask for suggestions and advice.

Derek Lotts

Derek Lotts is a regular contributor at Smooth Decorator and writes about décor, gardening, recycling, ecology and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all of these topics fall under the self-improvement category. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment.

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