6 Outdoor Improvements to Make That Can Immediately Increase Property Value

Increasing the value of your home can involve projects that bring up the curb appeal on the outside. Some of the more simple p[rojects can add the most value to your new or existing home. Below are six ideas to help get you started.

Add Outdoor Living Areas, Decks, and Patios

Areas created to entertain outdoors, hold family gatherings, or take in the evening air are an impressive addition to any home. You can do this by adding an elaborate stone outdoor kitchen area or use a simpler design of a standard patio or deck. All are usable and give your home more value.

Well-Manicured Lawns

Lawns that have bare spots, brown patches, and are unkempt are not something a potential buyer wants to see when they pull up outside the home. Keeps your yard free of weeds and the grass coverage even. Have it mowed regularly to give it a full look.

New Paint and Clean Stone/Masonry

Trim and fencing that is normally painted should be freshened up periodically to avoid chipping, peeling, and looking bad. Clean any stained areas of stone or masonry to keep it looking fresh and vibrant.

Well-Maintained and Impressive Entryway

Add large pots to your front entryway to bring a splash of color and greenery. Place a new welcome mat, paint the door a vibrant color, line the sidewalk with outdoor lighting, or add a new and impressive walkway. Make a first impression count.

Well-Maintained Driveway

Concrete driveways with cracks and stains are unsightly and make your home look shabby. Keep the surface clean and in good repair. Have an asphalt driveway sealcoated periodically to stay looking as good as new.

Recycled Water Fountains and Low-Maintenance Gardens

Create an outdoor oasis by installing a pond or water fountain that uses recycled water. You can also invest in low maintenance gardens that require little care and water to thrive. Add a bench or two to make it an area people will love to spend time enjoying.

Contact the home construction and improvement specialists at Murphy Construction and begin planning your next project today. We handle all types of home building and improvements in the High Desert area of Southern California.
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