In the last few years, outdoor living has become a priority for many homebuyers. Buyers don’t just want a backyard. They want a living space and, when selling a home, you want to present an attractive area buyers can imagine living and lounging in all year. Check out these hottest outdoor living trends that won’t break your budget:
1. Patio Covers
Patio covers are a budget-friendly and easy way to update your outdoor space. No matter where you live, everyone enjoys sitting under a shaded patio. If you really want to make an impression, consider adding a space heater, ceiling fan, or lights.
2. Water-Friendly Decor
With serious droughts in a number of areas, more homeowners and buyers want a yard that won’t cost a fortune to maintain. One way to limit your grass without turning your yard into a concrete prison, is to add patterned pave stones, artificial turf, or gardens with succulents.
Particularly in warm weather locations, patio furniture is a must. Today, many homes feature couches, tables, chairs, and fire pits. Featuring an inviting patio display during an open house will make a major impact on buyers.
Everyone loves a water feature. It creates a relaxing atmosphere and makes your yard seem more like a resort. The great thing about fountains and ponds is that they recycle water so you aren’t wasting excessive amounts.
5. Edible Gardens
Vegetable gardens are a huge trend and won’t be going anywhere. Consider planting popular vegetables, like tomatoes and lettuce, and even mini fruit bushes.