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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Outdoor Home Features That Attract Buyers

Today’s house hunters are looking for outdoor areas that are extensions of a home’s interior living space. If you’re putting your home on the market, pay extra attention to your property’s outdoor features to boost your home’s value and attract the most buyers.

 
Outdoor Lighting
 
Outdoor lighting makes a home more inviting and improves the function of your outdoor space, making it easier to enjoy outdoor living after dark. It also increases personal comfort, safety (no tripping on steps), and security (by making the yard more visible).
 
Firepits and Fireplaces
 
Adding a fire pit or outdoor fireplace creates a comfortable place for outdoor entertaining or gathering together as a family. These features will cause buyers to happily envision keeping warm on chilly nights or roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. 
 
Outdoor Kitchens
 
The modern outdoor kitchen can be simple or complex, but it often includes much more than just a grill and a picnic table. A countertop with a cooktop and a sink will create an inviting cooking area for potential buyers.
 
Low Maintenance Landscaping
A beautiful and well maintained yard is attractive to potential homebuyers but don't make it too high maintenance. Today’s homeowners are busy and not all of them have the time it takes to care for an extensive garden or elaborate landscaping. 
 
Privacy in Outdoor Space
 
Today, outdoor spaces are extensions of the home. When relaxing outside, individuals want to be able to relax without feeling they are being looked upon by the neighbors or passersby. Walled or shaded pergolas and enclosed gazebos will easily provide the privacy buyers are looking for. 
 
Natural (or Natural-Looking) Features
 
Natural wood and stone features (or natural-looking features such as faux wood and stone) make an outdated exterior, living space, or landscape to look more modern— helping your home stand out from others on the market and catching the eye of more buyers.
 
Permanent Seating 
 
You may have a great outdoor entertaining space but outfitting it with outdoor furniture will not increase the value of your home. By integrating permanent seating such as a built in bench or picnic table you will increase the value of the property since the seating stays with the property.
 
Outdoor Structures
 
Outdoor structures like Arcadia louvered roofs are extremely attractive to potential buyers since they provide extended outdoor living space and shelter from the elements, thus maximizing the space aesthetically and functionally. An Arcadia product is a beautiful and simple way to attract buyers. Add one to your home to make it stand out from all the other homes on the market! 
 
Make Your Home Stand Out from the Rest with an Arcadia Louvered Roof
 
There are many homes on the market for today’s buyers to choose from. As you prepare your house for the market, think like a buyer and add outdoor features that will make your home as attractive and appealing as possible. Contact us today to get started on your outdoor project.