How to increase your home’s sale price with some backyard renos

With our purse-strings getting tighter and pandemic life changing the way we work, many are considering selling their homes for something new. So how can you get the maximum sale price? Simple – work smarter, not harder when it comes to renovations. Renovating your backyard can be an efficient way to give your home a competitive edge on the market. Here are some ways you can achieve that from Trex.

Create the space

Upgrade your backyard by building a deck, or resurfacing an existing deck, using composite materials. You’ll not only increase time enjoyed outside, but your home value, too. Unlike wood, high-performance composite decking like Trex resists fading, staining, scratching and mould – and won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter. Maintenance is hassle-free with no sanding, staining or painting required, and food and drink spills wash off easily with just soap and water. Your beautiful new outdoor space will last for decades, and is a key selling point for realters looking to showcase a work from home lifestyle to potential buyers. 

Plant the seed

Trees are one of the few things that truly appreciate over time. You can buy a sapling for just $10 at the nursery, and once it has grown, a mature tree can add $1,000 to $10,000 to the value of your home – not to mention the value of added shade, privacy, and charm.

Light the way

Make your home a 24-hour hangout with outdoor lighting, which adds both ambiance and safety to any space. Choose energy-efficient, low-voltage lights for durability, and remember to check if they are weather-proof and salt-air resistant – so you can talk to how they will retain a “like new” appearance for years to come in your sales pitch. Fixtures that are dimmable and cool to the touch will provide ambiance while being safe for children and pets. Outdoor lighting is an easy way to “wow” guests and potential buyers.

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