Real Estate Tips: Outdoor Features That Attract Buyers
A well-designed outdoor area can make your home feel larger by creating an outdoor living space to compliment your indoor space. The pandemic has really highlighted the importance of space outdoors – when remodeling or selling, pay special attention to your property outside areas.
• Landscaping. Well maintained landscaping is important for curb appeal, but it can also be designed to encourage people to want to be outside of your home. Add color with plants and outdoor art, tranquility with fountains, privacy with well-placed screens or fences, and lifestyle with gardens (as simple as a container gardening with herbs to fruit trees and raised beds for veggies and cut flowers).
• Lighting. There is something magical about outdoor lighting that makes spending evenings outside a little more special. This can be as simple as quality outdoor string lights installed over your deck or patio or above a fire pit, directed landscape lighting, walkway lighting, or outdoor wall lanterns and overhead lighting.
• Gathering Spaces. People like an area that is designed for gatherings – a gas fire table, a wood fire pit, a BBQ area, a pool or hot tub, an outdoor tiki bar, a patio table for meals, or even just a bistro table for an evening glass of wine or morning coffee for two. These spaces can be created with a mixture of permanent features and furniture and accessories. Covered areas are especially popular.
Like to know about other outdoor features that can help you sell your home? Work with a local Real Estate Expert, contact Ashley Farrington at 425-890-0025, www.AshleyFarrington.com
Neighborhood Focus - Aspenwood
Approx. # of homes: 96
Homes Sold in 2020: 5
2020 Lowest Sale Price: $1,050,000
2020 Highest Sale Price: $1,315,000
Location: Downtown Woodinville is located 5 miles to the west
Of Note: Homes built mostly in the early 1990s on heavily wooded lots, one to five acres in size.