Australians love nothing more than outdoor living areas, and with the warmer months ahead, it makes a lot of sense to make the most of your outdoor space.
If you are looking at selling your home in the future, refining your outdoor living areas doesn’t have to cost a lot, but can greatly increase the appeal and selling price of your home.
Provide outdoor entertaining
A good outdoor entertaining space is highly sought-after by buyers. This could take the form of a deck, a pergola, a retractable sun-shade, or verandah.
Also consider the inclusion of an outdoor barbeque and dining area.
In the evening, a garden or an entrance looks wonderful with good lighting. It can emphasise a feature or hide a blemish. Carefully selected lighting can create a wonderful effect that makes your property very desirable.
There is a huge range of solar lights available that can achieve a wonderful effect without wiring.
Don’t forget to organise the inspections of your home at a time that shows your lighting off!
Off-street car spaces are worth a lot, both in dollars and convenience. Covered off-street parking such as a carport or a garage is right at the top of the list for many buyers.
Defined landscaped areas can add hugely to the overall presentation and desirability of your home – however it can detract if done badly. Achieve a balance between easy maintenance, water efficiency, and hard and soft surfaces to create a landscape in which your property stands out.
Consider the plants you choose, as some are better at certain times of the year. With a bit of research you can have a garden that changes, having different features for every season.