While you’re renovating your kitchen and updating your bathroom, don’t forget to focus on the property improvements outside of your home: 83% of the country believes that yards are an important feature to the home, while 90% want those yards to be well-maintained. With those statistics, improving your lawn and other outdoor features are a necessity to boosting your home’s property value.
Improve Your Landscape
Ever heard of bark dust? This type of unique mulch is made from bark that’s been shredded or chipped, usually from Douglas fir trees or Western hemlocks. Adding mulch is a great way to benefit your lawn; it controls the amount of moisture your plants receive and improves the soil structure by adding nutrients and reducing erosion. Your plants will look better and grow bigger while you gain a more beautiful lawn. Definitely look into a bark blower in your area to improve your landscape; professionals have the best bark dust to choose from and they offer affordable bark blowing services.
Clean or Repair Your Pool
Not every house has a pool, but if you have one that needs fixing up, it’s an important selling point for buyers. While filling an old pool is permanent, there are a lot of great ways to make your pool safe and desirable for buyers, especially if you live in a warm area. Simple property improvements, like including a fence and lights around your pool, will make it kid-safe and more family-friendly. Using your newly found landscaping tricks is a great way to create an ambient atmosphere around the pool to make it more welcoming for prospective buyers. You can also buy a robotic pool cleaner so you’re able to focus that energy on improving other aspects of your house.
Installing solar, especially in sunny locations across the United States, is a great way to improve your home’s value. Not only will you reduce the cost of your electric bill, it can increase your home’s value by the thousands. In fact, including solar panels on your roof can increase your property value by around $15,000 across the U.S and up to $20,000 in California.
If you’re not ready to make the switch to solar, simply adding skylights is a great way to improve the natural light in your home and give it a more welcoming energy.