How to Add Value to Your Family Home This Summer

by Rayanne M. Writer

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As summer approaches, there are several things that you can do to make your home more valuable. Adding value to your home will not only help you to sell in the future if you choose to, it will also allow you to have a great looking home that functions well.

Adding Landscaping

Increasing the curb appeal of your home can greatly impact the value. If your property is lackluster when it comes to landscaping, consider improving it. Adding new grass, bushes, flowers, and more will help to improve the look of your home. If you are not sure where to begin, you can always hire an expert landscaper to come out and help you to improve the look of your outdoors. To make your yard look even better, consider adding a deck to your home. A deck is great for entertainment purposes, and can help to increase the likelihood of someone purchasing your home in the future.

Adding Fencing

Fencing can help not only to make your property look better, it can keep you, your loved ones, and your pets safe. There are many types of fences available, from decorative to privacy fence panels. One of the most popular options that will elevate your home is aluminum fencing. This type of fencing is sturdy, affordable, and can last for many years. If you do not want to fence your entire property in, you can fence in a portion of your backyard or even your front yard. If you do install that new pool as a way to increase the value of your home, you will want to have a fence around it with a locking gate for safety purposes. Some home insurance companies will require that you have a fence around it.

Adding an Outdoor Kitchen

In the summertime, no one likes to cook indoors. It does not matter how cool your air conditioner can get your home, sometimes it just gets way too hot to cook. Or if you have a lot of people to entertain, it can be hard to have the room. This is where an outdoor kitchen area would come into good use. You can choose a small portion of your yard, and add a few outdoor kitchen features. You can add a grill, a small refrigerator, seating, and other entertainment ideas. There are many different ideas out there for an outdoor kitchen area. If you go to sell your home, potential buyers will be impressed to see an outdoor kitchen.

Adding A Pool

A great way to add value to your home is to add a pool to your property. An above-ground or inground pool can be a huge selling point. It can also be an entertainment spot as well. When installing a pool, you will want to hire a professional company no matter which option you choose. You will also want to make sure that you keep your pool in good functioning shape, not only for your enjoyment, but so it looks good as well.

Home Upgrades

There are many home upgrades that you can do this summer. If your appliances are outdated, consider upgrading them to newer models. Look for what is popular and what functions well. Replacing your appliances with energy star rated will not only look great, it will also help to save you on your monthly utility bills. You should also consider other home upgrades like a new roof, flooring, painting, and adding on a deck.

Window Replacement

If you have older windows in your home, they could be letting warm air seep into your home this summer. Old windows can not only increase your utility bills, they can decrease the value of your home. This is especially true if they look worn out. When someone comes out to look at your home to purchase it, they will want to see upgraded and secure windows. When replacing windows, make sure that you hire a company with many years of experience to ensure that your new windows are installed correctly and look great.


Increasing the value of your home has never been easier. With a few upgrades, you will see people show interest in your home, and you will be happy with your home too. Consider doing all or a few of these upgrades this summer.

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