"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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Add-ons that Add Over-the-top Value to Your Home

Are you looking to put your home in the market, but you’re afraid of getting low-balled? Are you looking for ways to improve the look of your home even though it’s already decked-out? Or are you just trying to boost the aesthetics and comforts of your home regardless of the value it adds to your property? If you can relate to any of these questions, perhaps you’d want to consider some of these add-ons. There’s no guarantee they’ll boost the value of your property, but they can add more appeal and character to your lovely abode.

Water Feature

If you’re drawing blanks on what to add next to your home, why not install a water feature in your backyard? A pool would be nice and surely add a lot of value to any home, but it can be a bit costly for a typical home improvement project. Instead, install a fountain that can give a zen-like feel to your property.

If you want something livelier and more colorful, consider building a small koi pond. Having these colorful fishes would attract many potential buyers. And even if you’re not looking to sell your property, seeing these fishes dart back and forth on your pond can give you hours of fun every day. You can also add a water wall to your outdoor patio to have that relaxing sound of flowing water and boost the aesthetics of the exterior of your home.

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Over-the-Top Patio

Not too keen on adding a water element to your home? Why not improve your patio instead, elevating it to a level that appeals to potential buyers? Patios often have practical use in a home. It breaks space, directs the flow of people, and adds another living space outside the home. You can elevate the level of your patio by using high-quality materials like colored stones, tiles, and other surfaces you won’t see in any other home.

You can also install solar shades for your patio. These cover your patio, adding a bit of shade to the space without fully enclosing it as a separate, closed space. Apart from the great looks, these patio shades protect your family and guests from the sun’s rays, giving you a cool and comfortable outdoor area during sunny seasons.

A Driveway Like No Other

Usually, the driveway gets the least attention in any home. It’s not as well-maintained as the manicured lawns. It’s not embellished like an outdoor play area, a deck, or even a patio. It’s just there to do its job, which you’d only notice when there’s a huge pothole you can’t ignore, or when it’s too damaged from everyday wear. Having a great driveway adds value to your property, so there’s real merit in improving what you have now. Instead of just having loose gravel, you can have it poured and sealed with asphalt. Not only will you get that dark accent to your outdoor space, but you’ll also be sure it won’t go loose when you drive over it.

Any of these upgrades improve the overall aesthetics of your home and provide a potential boost in its value. You need to invest a bit of time and money, but it’s all worth it.

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