For many buyers this time of year, an appealing outdoor space is much of an asset in potential properties. And in this country’s culture, outdoor entertaining is a large part of peoples’ summer and fall activities. When it comes to selling your home, a piece of staging that may get overlooked is that of the outdoor spaces of your property. Some buyers may look for smaller spaces for less upkeep, and some may look for larger spaces for room for grilling and sports! Whatever it may be, there are some small projects you can do to open up your patio, deck , or backyard to increase appeal to potential buyers.
Tipping the Scale
As with any staging project, decluttering is a good place to start! This is important to keep in mind because overcrowding a small space with too much décor or furniture can make it feel even more cramped. It’s crucial to pay attention to the size of the outdoor space when deciding what furniture to include and what plants may fit well. Make sure that tables and chairs are of a suiting size and that plants aren’t blocking any architectural features such as an outdoor fireplace or patio door.
Focal Points & Reflections
In smaller spaces, it may benefit you to select a certain feature as a focal point. For example, focus on arranging furniture, plants, and other décor around something like a fireplace or water fountain. If you’re having trouble with identifying a focal point, try purchasing an outdoor bar or fire pit.
Another way to add dimension to a simple outdoor space is by decorating the outdoor walls. Try adding outdoor mirrors, candle sconces, hanging plants, or other outdoor wall hangings to spruce up bland areas. Mirrors reflect light and make the space feel more open and decorating walls make the space more cozy and inviting. Something unique you can add is an outdoor canvas print of a family picture. They can withstand some weather conditions and are a great conversation piece for guests.
Go vertical, Not Horizontal
When looking at wall hangings, mirrors, or hanging plants, you’ll want to hang them in an appealing way. Hanging things on walls vertically and including tall, skinny plants will make the space feel larger and elongate walls and doorways. Another trick you can use is to incorporate outdoor lamps or tiki torches that stand tall throughout the space and make it feel larger.
If you’re in Louisville or surrounding areas, The Elizabeth Monarch Group is the team of experienced Realtors that will help you! Whether you’re buying or selling, The Elizabeth Monarch Group will be there from listing to closing and after! We provide buyers and sellers with professional service throughout the buying and selling process and help with things such as repairs and upkeep with our Trusted Affiliates program. If you’re in the market to sell or buy a home, contact us today! Check out our website at www.theelizabethmonarchgroup.com!