Summer projects that will increase your home’s resale value

The pandemic may have put a pause on your plans to buy or sell, but it still pays to plan ahead. Investing in the right projects will not only guarantee pay back when it comes time to sell your home, but it will also provide a helpful distraction. Here are three outdoor projects you won’t regret investing in:

  1. Build a deck or patio.  A backyard deck or patio not only adds visual interest and enjoyment, it also adds to the resale value of your home. Choose a design that fits with the style of your home (and your budget). Be sure to check your municipal building requirements, as a building permit may be required.
  1. Install a sprinkler system.  Automatic lawn sprinkler systems are designed to allow proper irrigation through timing and even water distribution to your lawn and gardens. Although there’s an initial cost of installation, buyers appreciate the chance to save money on hydro bills and potential water damage. An in-ground sprinkler system also is an added exterior feature that is sought after in higher price points.
  2. Landscape your property. Planting a garden or building a pond is a great way to add visual interest to an outdoor living space, resulting in a significant return on your investment. If possible, consult a trained professional before tackling a landscaping project to ensure that your project will result in a sustainable, professional-grade end product. However, a little thought and care into the look of your gardens goes a long way and also adds to your curb appeal as well.

For any home improvements, do it thoughtfully and carefully and always have a budget in mind. In any instance, beautify your property for your enjoyment if you plan on staying there for any period of time, this will return the greatest investment when you can enjoy your own property!

If you’re considering a move, or purchasing a home in the Guelph area, let’s chat! You can reach me at 519-824-9050 ext. 235 or email me.

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