How To Improve Backyard Space And Boost A Home’s Value Lisa February 23, 2021

How To Improve Backyard Space And Boost A Home’s Value

If you’re looking to give your home’s overall value a boost, most folk don’t give a second thought to the great outdoors or how to improve their backyard space. 

If first impressions are everything, then this starts with your front door, grass and garden. Green waste, an untamed lawn, children’s toys or equipment laying around certainly aren’t appealing and almost seems like common sense, but there are a few other things you can do to consciously craft an outdoor space that is both enticing, relaxing and appealing – especially if you want to obtain that elusive “sold” sign in the near or not so distant future.


Seven Tips On How To Improve Backyard Space

While a garden or backyard has long been considered as an extension of the home, it’s also never been more relevant. Since many of us have been forced to spend more time at home than ever before, potential home buyers are looking for properties that “bring the outside inside”, or offer access to a slice of nature. 

However, this doesn’t mean that buyers are looking for an urban jungle, so it’s important to pay attention to the little things in your garden if you want your home to attract a broad range of potential buyers and (ideally) sell quickly – so where do you start?

Tidy Up – While it may seem like an obvious one, the devil is in the details. Old pots, green waste or unkept plants or shrubs are the quickest way to turn off potential buyers, as it simply screams “work”. Get busy tidying your backyard space up to ensure it’s a blank canvas. 

Love Your Lawn – If you’ve got a lawn that is patchy or that hasn’t really been maintained over the years, start paying it some serious love long before you intend on selling your property. While regular mowing is of course a given, you may need to lay fresh turf if it’s not repairable. 

Get Mulching – The key to knowing how to improve backyard space often correlates with the health of the plants that reside there, and one of the best ways to action this is to get mulching. A new layer of mulch will help to retain moisture, keep pests at bay and reduce weeds. 

Add Colour – Honestly, who doesn’t like looking at healthy, colourful flowers? By heading down to your local nursery or even Bunnings, adding colour to your garden is a cost effective and relatively easy method to “liven” it up and make it a desirable space to be in.

Encourage Entertainment – Buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in your home before they even think about committing to an offer. By adding an entertainment area to your garden, you’re essentially constructing an outdoor living room. 

Hide The Clothesline – The hills hoist might be iconic to Aussie backyards, but it’s not necessarily what potential buyers want to look at as a focal point in your backyard. Instead, opt for retractable options on the side of your home’s walls that aren’t so prominent. 

Opt For Low Maintenance – When it comes to knowing how to improve your backyard space almost instantly, the magic lies in providing a comfortable, welcoming area that doesn’t require hours of maintenance to keep it looking that way. 

Further Advice On Improving The Look And Feel Of Your Home 

In operation for over ten years, Brisbane based Kibo Constructions believe that quality, reliable workmanship with an honest approach shouldn’t be the exception to the rule. By working closely with our clients, we ensure that the entire process is both a transparent and enjoyable experience from start to finish – after all, undertaking a home renovation project of any size shouldn’t be painful, and that includes navigating interior design trends. 

If you know that there’s an upcoming project coming up for you, your brand or your business, we would love the opportunity to provide a quote – you might be pleasantly surprised at the result. As we specialise in residential, commercial and hospitality fitout options in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, please get in touch to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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