To potential buyers, what’s out in the front yard and in behind a house can be just as important as what’s inside it. Spending a little time (and money) elevating the outdoor areas can have a significant payoff when the offers start rolling in this selling season.
- Color Blocking
Take a page from a popular fashion trend- color blocking –and transpose it’s traits into your landscape design. Pick out a patio wall and paint a bold colour ( or, if you’re feeling adventurous, two or three in the same tonal family) or color block your flower beds! It creates a visual frame to highlight any outdoor amenities such as an outdoor fire pit or a row of potted plants.
- Flower Power
Whether making a good first impression with a potential suitor or blowing away a potential buyer away, flowers are always a good idea. Armed with spade, some potting meals and slew of bright buds in a single color line front pathway, ring trees and fill porch pots for instant curb appeal
- Play it Forward
In 2017, Backyards were going beyond bench seats and flower boxes- one of this year’s biggest landscaping trends is having a place to play. Be it a backyard-sized ball court or custom-made corn hole set, setting up something fun for the future owners to play with could really pay off
- Light It Up
Give the backyard a boost with a set of cafe string lights crisscrossing just so. Illuminating outdoor spaces with these trendy trestle creates an inviting vintage vibe that begs potential buyer to pull up a chair and settle in for the night (and every night after that)
- Eat Up
Harness the momentum of the “landscaping” movement and plant a vegetable garden. A couple of box planters brimming with fresh parsley, salad greens and zucchini vines shows that this home is all about homegrown- and who wouldn’t want a slice of that?
- Lawn Yawn
Instead of investing hundreds of dollars trying to fix a neglected lawn, take the path less trodden. Lawn alternatives such as wild grasses and wild-flower mixes are starting to sprout up everywhere thanks to growing awareness around traditional lawn maintenance (fertilizers, water usage, etc.)
- Swing Shift
Have you ever seen a porch swing and not wanted to sit on it? Installing one of these sweet swingers on the front porch (or any other pretty spot on the property) is a sure-fire way to get a potential buyers to picture themselves rocking their way right into a full price offer.
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