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Home Improvement & Decor

Make Your Outdoor Space Perfect for Summer Parties

Everyone loves summer because of the opportunities it grants us to enjoy the great outdoors! Of course, you don't have to travel far from home to have fun outside; in fact, the right features can make your home's exterior spaces the ultimate destination for friends and family! You've already read about which outdoor improvements brought the most joy to homeowners, but which ones are most effective at creating an entertaining space for their guests? Personal finance site MagnifyMoney recently wrote about the outdoor renovations that will help make your home perfect for hosting summer gatherings!

These Exterior Improvements Yield the Best Returns

When considering whether to invest money into a home project, it's important to consider the context. For homeowners who plan on selling in the near future, the key thing to consider is the Return on Investment (ROI), or the proportion of money expected to be recouped by the project's resulting increase in home value. In contrast, owners who plan on staying put will want to focus on adding to their own happiness with the home. In this post, you can learn which outdoor improvements yield the best returns in both money and happiness! There are even some great options that can satisfy both owners and future buyers! 

Say 'Yes' to Hardwood Floors

What's one of the first things a buyer will notice when he/she walks into a house? Here's a hint: look down. Flooring material can make a huge impression on buyers, as it represents an aspect of the house that will be used and seen during just about every household activity. When it comes to getting the most out of your floors, nothing can compare to the style, durability, and functionality of hardwood. In fact, hardwood floors have become so desirable that they will nearly pay for themselves when it comes time to sell your home!