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4 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

As a homeowner, you should desire to increase the value of your property so that you can sell it at a higher price than what you bought it for. Here are a couple of ideas to consider in your quest to make your home more valuable.

1.    Build a Pergola

Adding a pergola to your home creates a stylish, airy space outdoors for relaxing when the weather is sunny. The ability to do activities outdoors, like host a group of friends over, for example, increase the utility of your property. The fact that pergolas also contribute to improving the visual appeal of the home is an added advantage. You can opt for a pre-manufactured one or hire a builder to erect one for you.

2.    Add a Deck

A timber deck in your home is another way to drive up its value. Strong, durable, weather-resistant decks that don't need too much maintenance are sought after as they extend the living space of your home. You can consult a decking timber supplier to find out what particular material will best suit your deck. Options to choose from include hardwoods, softwoods and composite materials.

3.    Install an Outdoor Fountain

Water features are a unique way to differentiate your property when you want to add its value for a future sale. An outdoor fountain not only adds zest to your landscape but it also introduces natural sounds to your environment. Modern outdoor home fountains are versatile and can, therefore, fit a variety of spaces whether big or small. They do not require an intense maintenance regimen. Being a pondless water feature, it does not present a hazard to your children.

4.    Build a Swimming Pool

A swimming pool is a tried and tested water feature that will increase the value of your home. You can hire a designer to craft a bespoke design for you that can act as a style focal point for your landscape. A pool not only facilitates swimming but also it can double up as an outdoor party or activity space. Coupled with the right kind of lighting a swimming pool can make the difference between selling in a down or saturated property market or not.


Once you purchase your home, it is vital that you find ways to improve it and make a potential sale lucrative. Outdoor spaces are an excellent place to add beauty and functionality that will pay off handsomely.