Summer is coming. The time for grilling, sunbathing, and relaxing with loved ones is just around the corner. Get ready for this upcoming season by enhancing your outdoor spaces; make your garden one of your home’s key selling points.

First things first! Your front garden and front porch can really give the right impression to your buyers.

Therefore, a welcoming entrance will make the difference. Why not try to spruce up your front yard? It’s a one-day activity that you can do without breaking the bank. Cut back any overgrown bushes or trees, making the most of any lawn space you have- this will make your garden look bigger and more welcoming. Why not make a trip to some of your local DIY and home improvement centers in West

Warwick, Lincoln or Providence to pick up some cute flowering plants that can add little zings of color to your front yard?

Hanging baskets or window boxes can also make the front of your house look neat and cared-for, and planters full of scented herbs put in sunny places will smell beautiful as your buyers walk past; great herbs for this are lavender, rosemary and thyme. You can even build the planters yourself very easily if you’re on a budget!

Accessorizing your entrance with details such as a door number, outdoor lighting and a mailbox can give personality to your exterior and leave a lasting impression on your viewers.

If you sell now, your buyer will most likely spend a lot of their time outside in the garden! 

Simply re-organizing and tidy-up your space will give a new look to the backyard. Create zones or

separate areas with a few shifts in furniture to delineate eating, relaxing, cooking, and more. This does not require any new furniture purchases; you can give a brand-new look to old rusty tables by scouring them with a metal pad and then coating them in fresh paint. Add throws and plump cushions to any sitting areas to make the buyer imagine themselves sitting in this cozy nook.

However, if you are willing to spend a small sum, buy second-hand furniture from a local flea market or yard sale here in Providence RI. Also, if you’re feeling adventurous, DIY furniture can be built with a combination of pallets and plywood and painted in attractive colors for a really homey feel. Adding a new set of hanging lights will transport your viewers’ imaginations from sunbathing in the day time, to relaxing in the evening surrounded by soft light. A wide collection exists on the market and they can be adapted to any back yard space. From floor and wall lamps to strings of wall-hanging festoon lights, to canopies of fairy lights; you can really brighten up your patio or porch and enhance the market value of your home.

Stepping stone paths are another DIY project that can easily be done in one day. Free your creativity with a curved path from the street to your front door or from the back door to your veggie plot. You just need bedding sand, a shovel and of course new stepping stones from your local home improvement center.

Are you ready to sell your home? Speak to one of our listing agents today!