Polished and modern landscaping can be a crucial element in attracting homebuyers. To keep an update on budget, consider doing it yourself. A creative mix of landscaping materials will add interest and texture to your outdoor spaces.

Have the edge
Aside from new mulch and a good garden tidy, consider edging your garden and driveway with new pavers to give it good visual structure. This is a simple and cost-effective way to lift the street presence of your home, while catching the eye of potential buyers.

Tip: Try using solid bricks or our easy-to-install DIY retaining walls - Gardenwall.

> Dress to impress - increase your street appeal
> Increase curb appeal
> DIY garden edges and raised beds
> DIY Gardenwall retaining walls from Midland Brick


Paving Makeover
Jazz up tired paving by giving it a good power clean, or if you have double-sided brick pavers, simply turn them over. Or, consider re-paving using bargain priced non-standard pavers. These affordable pavers are a great way to create new paths or give a facelift to established areas, and best of all, will positively impact on the looks and value of your home when it comes time to selling.

Check out the non-standard pavers from our Online Clearance page with pavers starting from just $18 sqm. Ideal for keeping the budget down!

> How to make a stepping stone walkway
> How to make a paved path
> How to pave an outdoor area
> How to clean your pavers


Get Cultured

Add interest and texture to plain front walls by cladding sections with Cultured Stone. This material is a great way to add a feature, break up boring entries or hide any imperfections and can also be used to makeover tired letterboxes.

Tip: Try creating a backyard retreat with some stylish and comfortable seating to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

> Find out more about Cultured Stone
> View the Cultured Stone image galleries
> How to lay Cultured Stone


Have the edge

Mask dull garden areas or dead lawn with a raised flower bed to add colour and style to otherwise difficult-to-grow areas. Simply invest in an easy-to-install Gardenwall retaining wall system and plant out with flowers and foliage sure to attract passers-by. Alternatively, pave a small area by the entry and dress it with colourful pots and pretty plants - a sure-fire way to boost your home's wow factor.

> DIY Gardenwall/masonry blocks veggie garden
> DIY Gardenwall retaining walls


Jazz up your roofing

Your roof covers the largest surface area of your home. Lacklustre and damaged roof tiles can be a real turn off for potential buyers so it may be time to consider investing in cleaning those old tiles or buying some new tiles. This will not only give the home a fresh look but will also add plenty of value come sale time.

> Midland Brick quality roof tiles


Want more inspiration?
Other creative DIY ideas to add value to your home:

> Transform your rundown lawn
> How to build a backyard entertaining area
> How to revamp your side path and lawn
> DIY garden edges and raised beds
> DIY Gardenwall/masonry blocks veggie garden
> How to make a paved area
> Build a hopscotch path
> DIY crazy paving