In the process of selling your home, you will probably make upgrades to the interior; maybe spruce up the entry and some of the front landscaping. But what about increasing your home’s perceived value by creating an easy, DIY outdoor space right in your backyard? Adding more useable and attractive space could be the icing on the cake for a potential buyer and add to your home’s visual appeal.
Landscaping and Built-ins
Proper edging, stone pathways, benches and planters all help to turn a basic backyard into a gorgeous and serene useable space. Trellised walls are easy to install and can conceal unsightly areas (or neighboring yards). Cleaning up an area for a vegetable garden, potting station or sitting space under a tree can give potential buyers ideas on how they would utilize the space.
You can find tutorials online that help you create DIY benches, patios, shelving and daybeds out of salvaged lumber, stones or wooden pallets. Home Depot, Lowes and HGTV are great resources for products, design ideas and guidance for the DIY outdoor space.
Create some visual appeal to buyers by building entertaining spaces in your backyard. This is a great DIY adventure if your home lacks a larger dining, living or kitchen space and could use some supplemental entertaining spots. You can add an outdoor dining area on a DIY stone patio or pre-engineered decking, or a conversation space using couches a coffee table and some candles or lighting. Building a small, stone fire pit is an easy, DIY-friendly way to add some fun to the yard, and there are plenty of tutorials online to help. If your home suits families well, consider a play area or space for bike and toy storage.
The goal is to help buyers envision their families using these spaces and inspire them to consider making your house a home.
Portland Maine Living can provide necessary tools and advice to navigate the selling process and best practices in making your home look its best. We’d love to chat about selling your home and getting it ready for the market. Contact us today!