Ask the Agent: This Month’s Question

What are some new ways to update the outside areas of my property?

Adding outdoor living spaces and focusing on easy maintenance can update your backyard appeal, and you can enhance curb appeal with some inexpensive options to give your house and yard a modern look for less:

Add outdoor living features. You can add everything from a full outdoor kitchen to a bar cart on wheels, depending on your space and budget. At a minimum, devote some space to outdoor entertaining.

Remove high-maintenance elements. Consider taking out fussy plants, or replacing large swaths of grass with a patio or river stones.

Update your house numbers. Trade brass numbers for something more modern. Etsy has any number of great alternatives.

Paint your front door. Fresh paint in a trendy colour instantly refreshes your curb appeal. Visit a local paint store with photos of the front of your home for new ideas.