If you’re getting your home ready to list on the Spring market, consider some cost effective ways to upgrade your livable space before the first potential buyer walks through your front door. When shopping for a new home, most buyers view the outdoor living area as one of their top priorities, and have certain requirements for that part of the property.
Patios and decks connect us to the outdoors and add value to the house. One of the top outdoor home renovation projects under $5k is adding a wood deck. Why not add a pergola too? You may already have a deck, or this is a feature you can envision being a quick add. Either way, if you want to stand out from the other 5 homes the buyer sees the same day, consider adding extra features to the deck or patio and make it a true backyard retreat. Perhaps a water feature, fireplace, or a wood pergola?
Many people are shopping for a new lifestyle, and if they see a beautiful pergola surrounding an inviting seating area and ready for their outdoor entertaining, it would make your home more memorable, and it may just bump your house to the top of their list!
Some of these home experts offer helpful tips as you decide how to give your home an advantage over the competition, including backyard improvements that add value mentioned on Today.com, some outdoor improvements that can increase your home’s value from Installdirect.com, and how your outdoor living area can help sell your home from Zillow.com.
Now we’ve seen what others have to say. What do you think adds appeal and value to the outside of your home? A water feature like a fountain or small fish pond? Paver patio with built-in fireplace? Play area for the kids?
Prepare Your Outdoor Living Area
We can help you get your outdoor living area ready! We’ll ship your brand-new pergola kit within 10 business days of your paid order. These are do it yourself kits that two people can install over a weekend, but if you’ve got a list of other projects to check off before you can put up that For Sale sign, why not ask your favorite local landscape or other contractor to lend a hand? They could even spruce up your landscaping while they’re there!
We have the beginnings of an Installer Directory for you to browse, but if there’s not one listed in your area, ask your realtor or neighbor for a recommendation. Or go ahead and assemble it yourself and you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction!
This post was written by Pergola Depot