People often associate summer with hitting the beach and going on a road trip of a lifetime. Traveling to the beach (or just about anywhere) isn’t recommended during these times, though. According to a report from Forbes, staying at home is necessary or advisable in at least 20 states.
What can homeowners do to stay productive and preoccupied during the summer? One suggestion is to upgrade their outdoor space. Exterior upgrades could boost your curb appeal and make your house the talk of the town. What’s more, these projects may make a residential property more valuable.
If you’re not sure where to sure, consider these outdoor home construction and remodeling ideas:
Build a Swimming Pool
Depending on your location, a swimming pool may give you a good ROI. If your home is in a warm-weather state, you’ll have a higher chance of landing a decent return on your home improvement project.
Before you get in touch with a reliable custom pool builder, determine if adding this feature in your backyard is right for you. Factors, such as pool type, pool size, and prices should help you decide if pool installation is worth the time, attention, money, and effort.
Breathe Life to Your Landscape
If pools aren’t your thing, consider refreshing the look of your landscape. Luscious and gorgeous landscapes will boost the chance of a home buyer purchasing your house.
Additionally, a remodeling import from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) revealed that an outdoor landscape makeover could provide you an 83 percent ROI.
You might be wondering: what does breathing life to your landscape mean for your property? The NALP cites examples of landscape upgrades. A few of the projects you could undertake are:
- Planting a Sizable Tree
- Introducing Beautiful, Flowering Shrubs
- Putting Stone Planters in Your Yard
- Adding an Elegant Natural Flagstone Walkway
Get a New Front Door
The entrance door of your house is one of the first things that neighbors (and potential buyers) see when they come to your property. If you find that this part of your home needs a cosmetic change, swap your outdated door with a steel unit. According to the 2019 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling Magazine, you could recoup 75 percent of your home improvement expense when you replace your entryway.
Install an Outdoor Fire Pit
If the ongoing global pandemic is preventing you from camping outdoors, bring the camping with you by building a fire pit. During cold, summer nights, you and your family can whip up tasty s’mores and share memorable stories around a roaring fire. Apart from creating beautiful memories with your loved ones, a fire pit may help you recoup a 67 percent ROI.
Constructing a swimming pool, beautifying your landscape, installing a new steel front door, and building an outdoor fire pit are four ideas that could increase the value of your residential property. Note that summer doesn’t forever. If you’re looking to take the plunge on outdoor remodeling or improvement this year, consult a professional to figure out which project is best for your house.