Summer is almost here in Forsyth County, which means it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some time in the serenity of nature. If you still haven’t spruced up your outdoor space for the warmer weather, it’s not too late to get started! And if you’re thinking about selling soon, making a few upgrades can definitely help impress buyers.
3 Projects That Will Take Your Outdoor Space to the Next Level
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your yard, patio, or porch stand out. In fact, making a few small changes can totally transform your outdoor space and even boost your home’s value. Here are three projects that won’t take long to tackle.
Adding new landscaping
A few shrubs, flowers, and trees have the power to completely change your yard, and buyers will definitely take notice. Luckily, a green thumb isn’t necessary if you want to add a few pops of color to your outdoor space.
Before you start buying any plants, do some research to see what grows well in your area. You’ll want to consider how much sunlight your yard gets every day, as well as water and maintenance requirements. Crepe myrtles, lantanas, zinneas can all thrive in North Carolina’s warm climate.
Creating a patio
Patios add so much versatility to a yard. You can use them as an eating space, a gathering area, or even as a base for a fire pit or pergola. As if that isn’t enough, they can also add value to your home—and they aren’t difficult to build.
Creating a patio with pavers is actually easier than you might expect. First, do some measuring and determine how big you want the patio to be. From there, you can select pavers, choose a pattern, and start digging your base. Once your base is complete, just fill it with sand, secure the pavers in place, and you’re done!
Investing in new decor
If you don’t want to take on a big DIY project, try updating the decor in your outdoor space to give it a fresh new look and stage it for potential buyers. You don’t have to go all out (unless you want to!)—just a few new pieces are enough to make a big impact.
Not sure where to start? The options really are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative. Consider getting some new patio furniture, adding an eating area, or incorporating some outdoor lighting. You can even breathe new life into some of your existing pieces with a fresh coat of paint.
Getting Ready to Sell?
If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor space because you’re getting ready to sell, let Forsyth Realty handle all the details. We have what it takes to get you top dollar for your Winston-Salem home, so get in touch with us today! We’re always available via phone, email, or text message.