You have decided to design your own home and have settled on the perfect house design for your lifestyle. So what’s next? Having a functional and stylish outdoor area will not only mean your home looks great, but will also add value to your home. Living in Australia, getting the outdoor area just right is even more important. When the weather is good, Aussies like to spend a lot of time relaxing and entertaining in the outdoors.
A well designed and maintained outdoor space, whether it is a big yard, a small courtyard or even a balcony, can undoubtedly add value to your property. The love Australians have for outdoor living, means that an amazing entertaining area is always a huge selling point. Below are 5 ideas that can help you increase the value of your home.
Landscaping Your Garden Can Help Add Value To Your Home
Having a well maintained lawn, garden beds and plant pots will instantly improve the curb appeal of your home, and will entice you to spend more time outside. Look at gardens in your local area and note down any plants or garden layouts that you like. Search gardening blogs and websites to get even more inspiration. When you think you know what you want, it is worth visiting your local plant nursery to speak with an expert about what plants will best suit your design and the climate. If you don’t want to tackle the landscaping yourself and your budget permits, pass your ideas onto your landscaper and let them bring your vision to life.
Add a swimming pool
There is no doubt that having a pool increases the value of your home. Living in Australia, owning a pool is part of the great Australian dream, and many house hunters (especially those with kids) want a pool. Before you make the final decision, make sure you consider the continuous maintenance and cost involved with owning a pool. Pricing for your pool is dependant on the size and style you want, as well as the materials you choose. The size of your block of land is also a factor.
Invest in outdoor blinds
Outdoor blinds create a visual and physical barrier between spaces, and can turn your entertaining area into an additional room for your home, with indoor/outdoor living extremely popular with homeowners. Blinds are also useful for protecting your outdoor space from wind, rain and harsh sun.
Create an entertaining space
An outdoor entertaining area is one of the most used parts of a home during the warmer months. Having a stunning entertaining area that is also functional is a must. Decide what flooring you want, a deck is one of the most popular choices, but pavers are also a good pick. Add some outdoor furniture, pot plants and a bbq and you will have the perfect space for entertaining, dining and relaxing.
An outdoor fireplace or fire pit is another great way to add value to your home. Apart from being visually appealing, a fire is perfect for cooking, entertaining and adding ambience. A fireplace can make a great focal point, just add some comfortable seating and you are all set.
If you’re interested in more tips that will add value to your home, get in contact with our friendly team today!