Outdoor spaces, however small or large, are a wonderful feature of your home. They can provide a real haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and they can also add value to your property. By making the most of your garden, you are offering future buyers additional outdoor space and a wonderfully relaxing environment to enjoy. Here are some top tips on how to make sure that your outdoor space stands out from the crowd:
Have a good clear up
It may sound obvious, but if you want to make the most of your outdoor space, a good starting point is simply to clear out the clutter and tidy up. Garden tools, bags of compost, recycling bins and children’s toys should ideally be stored out of the way in a shed or garage. Sweep up any leaves, cut back branches and keep up with weeding regularly. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.
Create your perfect outdoor lifestyle
Once your outdoor space is tidy, you can decide how you want to landscape your garden. Think about the lifestyle that you want from your garden and go from there – do you want to enjoy a glass of wine on the patio, have plenty of lawn space for your kids to run around or focus on creating a dazzling array of colours in your flowerbeds? Once you have an idea of what you want to achieve, you can start creating your dream garden with however much space you have available. If you will be selling your house in the near future, make sure that prospective buyers can picture themselves enjoying your garden by setting out patio furniture ready for entertaining and where possible, arranging viewings for when your garden is looking its best.
If you have enough space, adding a garden feature is a great way to make sure that your outdoor space is memorable. This could be a water feature, a particularly stunning tree or potted plant or even a garden room or summer house. Garden studios will always be a strong attraction for prospective buyers and will instantly make your property more marketable – these rooms can be used flexibly as gyms, spare rooms or home offices, providing your property with valuable extra space.
Small but perfectly formed
If you have a small garden, there is still so much that you can do to make the most of your outdoor space. Group display pots closely together in a patio area rather than having them dotted around everywhere. Keep the landscaping simple and stick to small pieces of furniture, as large garden furniture will instantly make your garden feel swamped. Create wonderful scents and colour without losing space by planting climbers up walls, sheds or fencing; this will disguise your garden’s boundaries and will provide a fabulous illusion of space. Adding a step into small gardens also creates a sense of space and opens up the option to create two different garden themes.
Having an outdoor space is a fantastic opportunity to create your perfect outdoor lifestyle. Adding flowers, garden features or patio furniture will add value to your home, make your property more attractive to buyers and give you a serene oasis to relax in at the end of your day.
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