As the weather warms up, many homeowners are looking to the great outdoors to catch a buyer’s eye. Offering an outdoor sanctuary adds value to a home, whether it’s a beautiful garden, built-in outdoor kitchen, fire pit area or a luxurious hot tub. These outdoor living and entertaining spaces have made their way to the top of homebuyers’ wish lists.
Having a nice outdoor space may sway a buyer's opinion of a home. By spending a little bit of time and money outside, you can increase your home's value as well as it's "wow" factor. Here are some ideas on how to make the most of your space and create a backyard that you’ll never want to leave.
- Go alfresco: Is there anything better than summer cookouts in the backyard? If you love to entertain, you can take your home entertainment area to a whole new level by adding an outdoor dining area, built-in BBQ, or outdoor bar to your space - added bonus, it's almost like adding square footage to your home!
- See the light: Continue your daytime entertaining into the evening by installing outdoor lighting. For example, low voltage lighting provides a mellow and peaceful feeling while tiki torches add a tropical flair.
- Add some heat: Features that increase the usability of the outdoor space year-round (or longer than just our short summers) are big winners. Include heat lamps and outdoor fireplaces to increase the awesome factor of your outdoor space.
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