5 Ways to Bring Joy to Your Outdoor Space

Posted by Jen Scholte on Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 1:41pm.

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Having a great first impression, giving your home a friendly facelift and adding an element of interest can really pay off. Consider clean lines, colourful touches an element's that will make everyone smile.

As Realtors we look at projects that will increase the happiness of our homeowners, consider how much these projects will appeal to future buyers and recover 100% of the cost of your investment. A resounding yes to all of these questions is a sure-fire way to improve the value of your home by enhancing the curb appeal and outdoor features.

Here are the top five recommendations according to the National Association of Realtors Outdoor Features Impact Report.

  1. Landscape Maintenance 

  2. Consider a landscape upgrade 

  3. Employ a lawn care service

  4. Refresh your patio

  5. Build a new deck or do a thorough cleaning, replace boards or freshly stain your current deck

Landscape Maintenance 
Keep your garden manageable. Gardens that are too big can be overwhelming whelming find a balance between the statement you want to make any amount of time you have to maintain it.

Consider a landscape upgrade 
Plant a tree. Trees offer scale, shade, and bring maturity to your Landscaping. If you want to make a strong statement choose a great tree.

Employ a lawn care service
Everyone loves greener pastures. Tidy your lawn edges, employee lawn care service and take some time to do general repairs. Straighten the fence, fix the gate, level of walkway or replace a railing. These are all cost-effective ways to show that you care for your home

Refresh your patio
Create a friendly patio space. An intimate conversation spot, a place to Lounge, or a dining space where you can enjoy a summer barbecue. Expand your living space from the indoors out. 

Time for Construction
Build a new deck or do a thorough cleaning, replace boards or freshly stain your current deck. Plan your projects, draft a plan, price it out. Planning will help you balance your chequebook and help you choose just the right project. 

When you’ve finished your outdoor face-lift stand back and have a look. Enjoy a job well done. Don't forget to add a pop of colour!

Looking for Mother's Day ideas? Landscape lighting or adding a fire feature are both fun ways to increase the joy of being at home, add value to your property and do so with a being conscientious of your budget.


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