While many sellers think people only want to see beautiful interiors, that’s not true. First impressions are often crucial for good house sales, and they are made outside your home. So, if you want to impress and attract as many buyers as you can, make sure to tackle your front yard and backyard design. Here are a few points to follow.
Make your house accessible
No matter how green and fun your front yard is, if your property isn’t accessible, you can forget about a sale. Make sure your house has sturdy driveways and adjoining pathways to the entrance of the house. Typically, people are very happy with concrete, but if your property is more rustic in style, you can opt for exposed aggregate. Add some pavers to set your driveway apart from your pathways for a more attractive look. A bigger house requires a wider driveway to provide more parking for all the family members—this is more important for buyers than you might have thought.
Create a focal point for your front yard
All experts know this trick—plan for items that will attract all the attention in your front yard. Whatever you choose, make sure it matches your home’s style. For instance, a simple concrete wall with an address will go beautifully with a modern and minimalist house. On the other hand, a tiered fountain will go hand in hand with a Mediterranean style home since it adds that water element to the mix. A craftsman style home will look amazing with a decorative post and rail fence that matches the trim of the house. Make sure to take a good look at your property and find something that will stand out yet work in harmony with your home—this is how you really impress the clients.
Light up your place
Lighting is crucial for boosting your curb appeal in the evening. But, lights are not just aesthetically appealing—they add more security to your property and they emphasize the architecture and size of your house. If you invest in modern LED porch lights, expect them to come with dimming and color-changing abilities, so you can set just the right atmosphere in your front yard. You can illuminate your house based on the season or a holiday! Make sure to illuminate all your paths and driveways as well.
Even though designing a backyard is much different from designing a front yard, they are both equally important. Backyard, on the other hand, is more private and you don’t have to please anyone but yourself. It’s a great opportunity to let your imagination fly high and do just about anything in back yard. However, it still needs to be practical and safe for everyday use, which means involving seating areas, relaxation and play areas and some greenery to provide you with privacy and safety.
Provide neat storage
You might think that your buyers don’t care about sheds and outdoor storage, but they care very much. If you have a spacious and fine organized shed you can leave a great effect on your potential buyers. A shed that’s practical is always a great addition to any backyard because it provides space for storage and allows people to maintain the neat look in their space without too much trouble. Plus, if you have a shed that’s in a great condition, it will tell a lot about the rest of your property—sneaky buyers definitely know about this trick. So, get a large shed for your backyard (modern models are assembled very quickly) and tidy up your space.
Improve appeal with plants
The new trend is to make your outdoor space an extension of your indoor space, so try to make your backyard areas feel like rooms. In order to create that roomy feeling, designate certain areas by creating borders using plants. If you have a lot of space in your garden, layer your space for more separation and visual interest. Layered look also allows you to add more visual interest and play with plants, colors, materials and architectural elements.
Consider adding a treehouse
There’s no child and adult on this planet that doesn’t like treehouses—there’s just something so magical about them. So, if you have a proper tree for the job, consider adding a treehouse to your backyard. This will make people with kids and those that plan to expand their little families instantly fall in love with your house. If you don’t have a tree in your backyard, you can create a similar feeling by planting bushes, bamboo and climbing vines around the play area. This will give kids some privacy and inspire their wildest dreams.
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