Transform Outdoor Spaces And Add Value
A double deck on this house, what a bonus! While it’s all structurally fine, everything screams dowdy and drab.
There is almost no connection between the inside and the outside, and all that green shade cloth isn’t making me green with envy.
The alfresco sitting area is a comedy show in itself, and the lacklustre shade sail looks like it could fall down at any moment.
There was so much junk in this yard, it was incredible. It required a lot of hard work to clear this mess, but the result was well worth it.
I removed one of the porch balustrades and got my carpenter to build some timber steps that now create an easy flow between the inside and the yard outside.
Lush green grass and plants make this an inviting and usable space.
The biggest expense in this rear transformation was the addition of structural bifold doors. That zapped $15,000 out of my budget.
But there was very little expense for everything else. I simply dragged out my trusty spray gun and painted the pergola roof, balustrade and house exterior, then I painted the old brown pavers with a paint roller.
My carpenter added stairs to lead people down into the yard. My tenants now love this part of the house.
Never underestimate the power of good landscaping.
This house shows just how an unkempt garden is a waste of prime real estate.