Cervone Deegan + Associates knows that over the past couple of years everyone is valuing their outdoor spaces even more so. With more time spent at home and more people working from home, outdoor space is an even more important extension of your living space. If you plan on selling your home in the near future, here are some staging tips so buyers will be wowed when they tour your property.
Warm up your entrance
Outside at your front door is the first place all buyers will see. Make sure it is looking inviting with a few small and relatively easy updates. Fresh paint on the front door is always a good idea and is something you can do on the cheap. Next, check your lighting - do you have a nice and warm fixture that looks good but also provides enough light for safety? Finally, if you have space for a sitting area, consider a small bench or pair of adirondack chairs that suggest one can enjoy sitting and taking in the enjoyment of the outdoors.
Once your entrance is warmed up, now focus on the yard. Be sure the lawn is mowed, beds have fresh mulch and all shrubs and trees are trimmed up. If your yard lacks color, consider planting some colorful annuals here and there for some life.
Versatile outdoor spaces
With more time spent in one’s yard people are wanting more out of their outdoor spaces. Creating multi-functional areas is a growing trend with ideas like a seating area for a firepit, a dining area and a lounging area.
Size doesn’t always matter
You don’t necessarily need a big sprawling backyard especially for what one would expect for more urban properties. Turn a smaller deck or patio into a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or for al fresco dining with a bistro set and a few potted plants.
Year round friendly
Not only extend your living space, extend the time during the year that you can enjoy it. Consider adding in some elements like some good lighting with lanterns or string party lights. This will make for better evenings. Next you could get a firepit for those cooler evenings in the shoulder seasons. Finally, for the height of the summer make sure you have some shade with an umbrella.
Keep anything unsightly like air conditioners, trash cans or garden hoses out of plain sight. Consider things like a pretty screen or lattice that greens can grow on for a living fence.
Don’t forget the details while not overdoing it
Important details to add warmth and interest are always good like an outdoor rug for your seating area, place settings for your table or toss pillows for your sofa. However, avoid overdoing it by not filling up every space where you risk it becoming too cluttered.