5 outdoor upgrades that add value to a home

From the front stoop to the backyard, outdoor remodeling projects can add tremendous value to a home by boosting curb appeal and function. To pique the interest of potential buyers before they even walk through the front door, here are five eye-catching exterior upgrades sure to pay off in the long run.

  1. Upgrade your deck
    A composite deck offers long-lasting beauty and low-maintenance benefits that appeal to today’s time-stretched consumers. Unlike wood, high-performance composite decking, such as Trex Transcend Lineage, requires minimal upkeep as it’s engineered to resist fading, scratching and mould, and it won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter. With no sanding, staining or painting required, composite decking attracts homeowners looking to spend more time enjoying their outdoor spaces rather than maintaining them.
  2. Replace railings
    One of the most visible aspects of a yard, porch or deck, a railing is often the first thing prospective buyers notice, and it has the power to set the tone for an entire outdoor space. If an existing railing is beginning to show signs of wear, replacing it with something new and modern can give the property an instant facelift that will boost curb appeal and perceived value.
  3. Create an outdoor room
    Another value-adding upgrade to any deck or yard is a pergola. This relatively easy addition offers cool relief on hot days while also adding architectural appeal.
  4. Enhance privacy
    The past few years have left many of us craving safety and serenity. To enhance the sense of seclusion in an outdoor space, incorporate decorative privacy screens. Made of sturdy, low-maintenance materials, permanent or moveable panels are a popular option available in multiple patterns and colours. They complement the aesthetic of any outdoor setting and are ideal for enhancing privacy around decks, patios and pools.
  5. Illuminate with lighting
    Enjoy your outdoor living space long after the sun goes down by incorporating lighting into your deck or patio design. String lights and lanterns are ideal for creating an intimate environment, while tiki torches add fun and flare. For a more permanent solution, consider integrating lighting into deck boards and railings to take your space from ordinary to extraordinary.

Find more inspiration and ideas to boost the function and value of your home’s outdoor space at ca.trex.com

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