We all love spending time in the backyard, especially during the pandemic when everything feels so claustrophobic indoors. It’s in our backyard. We feel that fresh air and the freedom we used to have before the pandemic hit the country. So it makes sense that we spend a couple of dollars on improving it, right?It’s worthwhile to improve your backyard for two main reasons. The first reason is that it increases your home value. If you’re planning to sell your home this year or anytime in the future, you need to do this if you want to increase the value of your property. The second reason is to optimize and maximize the use of your backyard space.
The average backyard space in the US is the largest in the world. It’s a shame not to maximize the space you have in your backyard. Upgrading it is an optimal option and one that’ll make you feel a lot better on the inside. So start saving up to start implementing these backyard improvements into your home.
The most expensive backyard improvement, but one that can increase your home value by a couple of thousand dollars, is a swimming pool. But not just any swimming pool, an inground swimming pool.
An inground pool is estimated to be worth around $28,000 to $55,000, depending on the designs you want to be implemented. Having an inground pool also requires a lot of time. It can take a month or two months to build one, so make sure you have no plans to use the backyard.
So getting a pool will take a lot of your budget and your time, but is it worth it? When it comes to money, an inground pool is a prime investment because there’s a good chance that you can increase your home value by twice that amount. Moreover, it’ll help sell your home faster. Americans love swimming pools in their backyard, and having a fancy one will only get people’s attention.
When it comes to your satisfaction, that’s entirely up to you. A swimming pool is a good way to cool down during the summer. It’s also a great place to host dinner parties. So there is a satisfaction to be had in having a swimming pool.
A cheaper option but still quite expensive when compared to other options in this list is a greenhouse. Greenhouses aren’t fairly common in people’s backyards. But it’s a great way to grow all sorts of plants regardless of the season. Furthermore, it looks classy and can be a place where you spend your afternoon or evening, eating your dinner and maybe reading a book. It has the potential to be a good investment, but only when you’re selling your home to the right client.
A greenhouse is a much cheaper option than a swimming pool, and it can give your home value, but this highly depends on your client’s preference. Some clients might not be into gardening and might want something else for their backyard, so there’s a chance that they might not pay the extra price for the greenhouse. However, if your client wants a greenhouse, you can get your money back and more for adding it.
Gazebo or Patio
A cheap and universal option for improving your backyard is adding a gazebo or patio. But, of course, you can choose to have both as well. Gazebos and patios are fairly cheap when you compare them to the two improvements we’ve mentioned above, but they can add value to your home. They are great options for improving your backyard space and giving you more room to do your hobbies.
One good and cheap option is to build a flagstone patio. It’s a simple way to have a patio in your home without needing a contractor. All you need is a guide, and the internet has you covered on that. You can also choose to purchase a DIY gazebo. It comes in all sorts of designs, and it’s much cheaper than having a contractor build it for you
Some miscellaneous improvements can also make a slight difference in home value. For example, installing a sprinkler system is great if you like gardening, and it’s a good addition if your client loves gardening. You can also choose to improve your backyard’s overall landscape to make it look much cleaner and attractive to potential buyers. Another good option is getting some hedgerows and cutting them into creative shapes. These miscellaneous improvements are great and have the potential to increase your home value by a bit.
Improving your backyard through these means can make a lot of difference in home value. It can also make your life a lot more comfortable and spacious during the pandemic. So make sure you try these suggestions out.