Flipping Houses? Here is Why You Should Spend Some Time Improving Your Backyard

People update their homes for a variety of reasons. Some people just want to improve the overall value of their home; others want to enjoy the benefits of these renovations, and there are always those folks who do it to flip the house for a profit.

But because people talk so much about curb appeal, most renovations occur within the home or on the front of the property. Of course, the interior is where you’re going to be spending most of your time, and your front yard is the most visible aspect of your home.

But what about the backyard?


The majority of homeowners — 64% — do, in fact, spend a lot of time upgrading their backyard when they address their outdoor property. Which means that only 36%  of homeowners are fine with their backyard as is. And of the homeowners that improved their backyard space, most now report spending at least 6 hours per week in their backyard.  Going into the project, they may not have anticipated spending that much time there, but changed their minds when they have a relaxing new space to hang out in.

Good landscaping makes a house more desirable…

…a garden makes that house a home. Having a beautiful garden out back gives potential homebuyer something nice to look at every day and will often attract a conscientious buyer.

Also, people like to entertain.

Another great reason to renovate your backyard property is for entertainment purposes. No one wants to attend a barbecue at someone’s home where the backyard looks like a deserted wasteland. Improving your backyard will give you a whole new environment where you can host friends and family. Having BBQs, parties, or even just an outside poker night every once in a while can make all your renovations worth it. And as your potential buyers imagine themselves in your home, you’ll want to give them as much as you can to imagine with.

Privacy, Relaxation, and Security

The relaxation benefit is probably the best reason for improving your backyard. It’s too noisy and crowded in the front of the house, and inside your home can be even more overwhelming sometimes. That’s why it’s nice to just sit back and relax in the backyard.

Good Neighbor Cedar Custom Wood Privacy Fence

Residential custom wood fences are great improvements to your backyard that can provide even more relaxation and seclusion. Fences provide excellent privacy and an additional layer of security for the home. All things that will help to sell your home.

If you want to know more about fence installation and get the backyard you’ve always dreamed of, contact us today!