May 8, 2015 1:57 pm
One way to up the ante is to turn your backyard into a fun zone by setting up a variety of games. From buzzworthy toys such as giant Jenga, lawn bowling or even a giant chess set, incorporating a few games into the environment will go a long way toward helping house hunters envision all the fun they can have in the space. You can even offer to throw the games in as part of the sale.
If you want to attract food lovers, you may want to incorporate an outdoor kitchen space into the area, complete with an oven. Other popular features include pizza ovens and stoves, outdoor bar tops, sinks, grilling islands and tables. An outdoor bar is always a hit as well.
In addition to incorporating various forms of entertainment, it's important to make sure the lawn looks nice. This can be achieved without spending an arm and a leg by simply adding shrubs or flowers. Flowers that are the most manageable include marigolds, pansies, snapdragons and alyssum. While marigolds are typically a bright yellow and vivid orange color, pansies range anywhere from dark purple to pale violet. Snapdragons are taller and come in a wide variety of colors from pink to blood red and alyssum—featuring tiny white or purple flowers on a bed of green—is used to fill the space between plants.
As far as seating options, patio furniture comes in different styles and colors, so don't be afraid to mix and match pieces of various sizes. You can even add a few beanbag chairs to truly liven up the space.
If your backyard features a deck, be sure to take the time to sweep off any debris. And if you really want to make it shine, rent a pressure washer so that your deck is clean and inviting when prospective buyers drop by.
And last but not least, if you have a fence around your property, you can dress it up by adding a colorful fabric or some paintings to create a do-it-yourself art show. This is great way to attract buyers, especially millennials.
For more tips on creating an inviting backyard, contact our office today.
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