Appeal to Buyers with Outdoor Space Updates!

Dated: May 1 2023

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Top outdoor features that home buyers find particularly attractive and will give you a great return on investment!

Are you doing what I'm doing? I'm already dreaming about summer evenings spent out on the patio, listening to the night chirping of the birds with a drink in my hand. Summer nights in Guelph are lovely and once the nice weather arrives, homeowners truly enjoy spending time in their time outdoors. This is why having an amazing outdoor space is trending towards being the new MUST-HAVE space for buyers! Most buyers look for a quiet and private outdoor space so if you're looking for a home renovation project that you can enjoy now and will give your home value when it comes time to sell, then consider updating your outdoor space.

Here's a list of the top outdoor features that buyers find particularly attractive and will give you a great return on investment.

Simple and Practical Landscaping

appeal to home buyers with outdoor landscaping

People are busier than ever and that means that they want a yard that looks great but is not a lot of work to maintain. Lots of perennial gardens, with flowers blooming throughout the season, will look great but it requires maintenance to keep these gardens looking nice and this may be daunting for some buyers. Instead, invest your money into planting more shrubs and trees. Strategically placed trees will not only make the yard look nice but will also give shade add much-desired privacy to the yard.

backyard patioA Deck

A modern deck is one of the quickest ways to update your outdoor living space and will increase your living space in the warmer months. Modern deck furniture can give an outdoor space a living room feel and there is nothing like relaxing with a good book in the warm afternoon sun or having a few friends over for cocktails on a warm evening. With lots of products on the market such as propane heaters and fireplaces, outdoor living spaces can now be utilized longer into the fall. Investing in a deck is something an owner can enjoy now and when it comes time to sell, will see on 88.8% percent return on your investment. So if you're looking for a relatively simple renovation project with big benefits then consider a new deck.

fencing for the backyardA Fence

Fencing your backyard is a great idea because it can keep children and pets contained and give the yard a wonderfully quaint and private feel.

If your neighbours are agreeable, you may be able to share the cost of the fence.

When it comes to selling the property, having a nice privacy fence will definitely appeal to a wide variety of buyers.

Consider your neighborhood when picking a project

Location! Location! Location! Take into consideration the neighbourhood that surrounds your home when it comes to outdoor projects. If you are in a more upscale neighbourhood then large decks, pools, and spas are expected.

outdoor backyard living spaceHaving a nice outdoor space is certainly something that Realtor's are beginning to see more on a buyers 'must-have' list. By investing some money into making your yard look its best, you can enjoy the benefits while you live there, as well as add value to your property when it comes time to sell.

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Anita Van Rootselaar

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