Many people think that adding a swimming pool, hot tub, or a fancy water fountain to their backyard will increase the value of their home and appeal to many buyers, however, it's actually quite the opposite.
Buyers often see these additions as time-consuming, expensive, and a lot of extra work.
There are, however, plenty of other ways to increase your home's value by updating your backyard.
Installing an all-season deck in your backyard will increase your home's value substantially. People are spending more time at their homes these days and giving potential buyers some living space in the backyard is an extremely attractive feature. Whether it be a covered or uncovered deck, this space will appeal to nearly all buyers as it gives them the option of enjoying family time, dinners, gatherings, a space for exercising or yoga at home while enjoying the fresh air. A firepit and a bbq area will also be extremely attractive to many buyers.
Planting mature trees around your yard will give your home privacy and a sense of security. Buyers want to feel cozy, safe, and free from nosey neighbours, some mature trees will provide exactly this in your yard.
It will also provide shade on those hot summer days and be a great spot to lay out a blanket and read a book under.
Lawn and garden
Keeping your yard well-manicured and tended to will provide excellent value to your home. Plant some shrubs, flowers, and put up a few hanging baskets, all these little things will offer a sense of home to potential buyers and appeal to nearly everyone.
The best advice for improving your backyard and increasing the value of your home is that 'less is more'!
Keep it simple, don't go overboard, and ensure that everything is well cared for and offers a comforting feeling of home to everyone who sees your backyard, especially you!