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Before you enjoy your outdoor spaces, you should accomplish these DIY projects.

Our real estate agents are always talking to clients about the importance of curb appeal. As the weather starts to warm up, now is a great time to start thinking about sprucing up your outdoor space. Whether you're getting ready to sell your home or you just could use a bit of a refresh, these simple outdoor projects are a great place to start. 

  1. Refresh Your Deck
    If your deck is looking a bit shabby, a fresh coat of stain can make a world of difference. Choose a new shade of stain to mix things up or simply accentuate the wood grain. Not only will this breathe new life into your outdoor space, but it will also increase the lifespan of your deck.  
  1. Build a Fire Pit
    There's nothing quite like gathering with family and friends around the cozy ambiance of a fire pit. This fun DIY project won't take long and won't break the bank.

    All you have to do is choose the right spot, pick your materials, then decide whether you want a gas or wood-burning fire source. There are plenty of easy tutorials online. Simply find one that appeals to you and follow the instructions.
  1. Paint Your Front Door
    Painting your front door is an easy way to change the entire look of your entryway. Bold, inviting colors are extremely popular right now, and a fresh coat of paint will do wonders for your curb appeal. Re-painting your door will also seal the wood, helping to protect it from the elements. It's a win-win! 
  1. Decorate Your Front Porch
    Adding some outdoor decor to your front porch can add value to your home and increase your living space. With the right furniture and accessories, you can easily turn the space into a cozy and comfortable outdoor living room.

    A new railing can also breathe life into a drab front porch. Consider a colored railing to give your home a fun visual appeal or a stick with a classic wood look to create a more natural feel.
  1. Beautify Your Mailbox
    One of the easiest and least expensive ways to spruce up your outdoor space is to give your mailbox a bit of TLC. If it's in good shape, consider re-painting it or painting it a different color. If not, now is a great time to splurge on a new one. You can also add some extra beauty by planting a bed of colored flowers around the base.
  1. Add a Garden
    If you're planning to stay in your home, consider adding a backyard garden. This is a simple upgrade that is both fun and functional. This year, consider skipping the decorative flowers and planting an edible garden instead. This will allow you to save some money while also enjoying a farm-to-table dinner experience.

The real estate market is hot right now, making it more important than ever to have a great agent by your side. Whether you're thinking about selling or you're want to explore some of the beautiful Southport homes for sale, we're here to help. Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started.