SwimRight Pool Service & Repair contractors in Scottsdale, Arizona know that a swimming pool increases your home’s resale value
Curb appeal is that instant “first impression” someone gets when they see your home for the first time. A swimming pool certainly adds “curb appeal” to your backyard and that is especially true when you live in Scottsdale, Arizona where the temperatures soar into the triple digits many days of the summer. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you want to think about the first impression it, and the landscaping makes on a first-time visitor. In many areas of the country a swimming pool is considered a must-have accessory while in others — the colder climates, it may not be as crucial a selling point.
What can you do to improve the curb appeal of your home? Remember, the swimming pool contractors from SwimRight Pool Service & Repair adds, you don’t have to necessarily be in the market to sell your home to improve its curb appeal — you may just want to amp up the aesthetics of your outdoor living space and your pool.
- Add a coat of paint. You may want to paint your home or even upgrade your swimming pool’s deck with a fresh coat of paint or stain. If you have wooden furniture that’s in need of a facelift, get new cushions or add new paint or stain to freshen it up.
- Clear the clutter. If your swimming pool area and outdoor living space are cluttered, clean it up. Invest in some storage units where you can put towels, or stack outdoor furniture when it’s not in use. Pick up any pool toys and stash them away when you’re done in the pool — this is also a great safety tip because a floating toy could be a lure for a child to try and get to it.
- Add or update your outdoor lighting or your in pool lighting. If you swim at night and if you have a deep end in your pool you will want to consider adding lighting to the pool. Lighting adds a layer of safety and can also really set the mood for night time pool parties. Consider adding LED lighting to the walkways that lead to the swimming pool. Add lights to the trees surrounding the area or to your outdoor living space.
- Update your landscaping. Add a gazebo, plant some shrubs, add potted plants that you can move around to give the area a fresh new look occasionally. Use landscaping to help act as a privacy fence or to act as a windblock to help prevent evaporation of the pool water.
- What are some of the trends you’re seeing in magazines, or online or even in your neighbor’s backyard? Are they trends you’d like to find a way to incorporate into your own backyard and decorating scheme? If so, talk with your pool contractor to see what you need to do to make it happen.
Even little changes can have dramatic curb appeal. Look at your budget, your unique taste in decorating and see what changes you might want to make this summer. PS don’t forget to look to the pool itself for a curb appeal upgrade — new tiles, a new diving board, a fountain, sun shelves, a rock waterfall… all enhance the fun and the aesthetics of your family pool.