Create a Patio
Creating a patio is perhaps the simplest and most effective step you can take toward maximizing your outdoor space. Keep in mind that a patio does not need to be particularly large and does not require extensive renovation. “Rather, simply adding a small space where you can create an outdoor sitting area will go a long way toward improving the overall look and value of your home,” states Realtor Brian Kinkade*. A wide variety of pavers are available for purchase at home improvement stores and are quite easy for the average homeowner to install.
Develop Walking Paths
Developing walking paths throughout the property is another excellent way to create spaces for specific purposes while adding a little pizzazz to your yard. Again, simply installing pavers or stepping stones can help create this effect while allowing you to get the most out of your outdoor living space.
Believe it or not, creative landscaping can help make your yard appear larger if done properly. Furthermore, landscaping can create natural barriers between the various sections of your yard, thereby allowing you to get the most use out of it. If you are uncomfortable with creating a landscape design or you are unsure how to go about selecting the right plants for your yard, consulting with a landscape professional is certainly worthwhile.
Install a Pond
A great way to add interest and beauty to your yard is to install a simple pond. For many potential buyers, water features create a significant draw. Many pond installation kits are available at home improvement stores, but you may want to hire someone to do the job if you feel uncomfortable with digging, prepping and installing the pond properly.
Expanding your living space into the outdoors is another excellent way to attract more potential buyers. Therefore, creating an outdoor kitchen space will significantly help with maximizing your outdoor space and attracting buyers. An outdoor kitchen space can be as simple as a patio area with a grill or something more complex that includes an outdoor sink and gas-powered outdoor cooking space. Consider the other homes in your neighborhood when determining how extensive your outdoor kitchen space should be.
*Brian Kinkade assists buyers and sellers with Downtown Denver condominiums as a Realtor in the Denver metro area.