3 Backyard projects to boost your home's value

by Eve Marinik 05/15/2023

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Improving your home’s outdoor spaces will also improve your overall home’s value, but which backyard projects are really worth it? Among the myriad ideas for upgrading your outdoor living space, some certainly stand out as clear ways to boost your home’s value. 

Whether you want to sell your home or add equity while enjoying the benefits of DIY projects, here are some of the best backyard projects to consider:

Outdoor kitchen & dining space

The boundaries between indoor and outdoor space continue to shift, and more homeowners are wishing to spend time in their backyard. The best way to meet this demand is to have a dedicated outdoor kitchen and outdoor dining area.

For a simple DIY outdoor kitchen, set up a prep table next to your grill. Once you add some outdoor seating and a table to gather around, you can enjoy hosting backyard parties or quiet household meals. Not only will you reap the benefits of your hard work, you’ll also add huge value to your home.

Garden path

If your backyard doesn’t already have a path or walkway, consider installing one for added functionality and a value boost. From sand to gravel to beautiful flagstone, there are many options for building a perfect garden path to match your outdoor space.

For a true DIY approach, try making your own concrete stepping stones. Mixing concrete and using a bucket lid or tray as a mold, you can make all the materials you need for a path and save money on your project.

Fire pit

A fire pit is one of the most timeless and popular features to add to your outdoor space. What better way to spend cool summer evenings than with a cheerful, cozy fire? If you have a backyard patio, consider incorporating a fire pit into your existing design.

Either consult the plethora of DIY fire pit building guides available online, or opt for a portable fire pit for maximum flexibility. Add some comfortable patio chairs or lawn furniture and increase your outdoor fun and home value at the same time.

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Some other backyard ideas include upgrading your outdoor lighting, building a garden shed, or simply sprucing up your landscaping. Whichever way you choose to enhance your outdoor space, starting with these ideas is sure to pay off.

About the Author

Eve Marinik

 Eve Rados Marinik received her Real Estate license in 1989. She is a Top Producing Agent with Douglas Realty. Eve has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, from The American University in Washington, D.C.. She has also earned her SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) Designation and her CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert Designation from the National Association of Realtors. Eve's clients range from 1st time home buyers to those seeking retirement lifestyles. Eve also specializes in helping to sell properties in Estates, Trusts and in Probate. She also is proficient and experienced in selling properties that have expired with another Realtor. In addition to the real estate services she and her staff provide direct access to lenders, new home builders and developers, investors, appraisers, title companies, financial planners, licensed contractors, caregivers, organizers, packing and moving services, retirement communities, and more. Every client is very special to Eve and her team. Each client has his or her special and individual needs. You or someone you may refer Eve to, will be treated like "One in a Million" by her. Focused, Community Serving, Savvy, Helpful, Top Producers, and a Great Negotiator! Specialties and Designations Investment Property, Senior Living, Resale Residential, Suburban Living, Condominiums, Single Family Homes and Townhomes, Senior Housing Specialist SRES (Leisure World).