Aaaaah. Nothing like coming home on a nice day and relaxing in an outdoor room – whether it be the front porch, back porch, patio, deck or a nice corner on the lawn or garden. Does your home offer an outdoor refuge?
If you are selling a home, you may want to stage such an outdoor space because buyers desire them! Outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity. 63% of young renters say that outdoors spaces would be important to them in deciding upon a home to buy.
Ideas to make your outdoors more inviting:
Have a few seats grouped around a fire pit to make a space.
Get Rid of the Old Grill
Has your grill seen better days? Get rid of it and replace it. You want buyers to think of entertaining outside on their own new grill, not be repelled by your rusty one.
Stage Your Porch or Deck
Show buyers how to use the space (whether small or large) so they can see how the porch or deck can be used for entertaining.
The National Home Builders Association reports that outdoor kitchens add 130% to a home’s value. Kitchens can range from a built-in grill to the addition of a sink, storage, pizza oven and refrigerator.
A water feature adds a serenity value to your outdoor space.
If you already have outdoor furniture, make the setting more inviting with pillows, some magazines and perhaps a glass of lemonade.
Want some inspiration for your outdoor rooms? Look at Sibcy Cline’s Pinterest Outdoor Room board.
And here is a link to photos of some amazing outdoor spaces.
Information sources: Realtor Magazine here