You want your home to stand out in the 2021 housing market, but how? With big, multi-thousand-dollar remodels of the interior of one’s house, it’s hard to get a full return on your investment, especially if you won’t be sticking around to enjoy the renovation for a while.

However, with a few additions and sprucing of your outdoor space, you can get a lot of additional eyes on your property and potentially more offers. The top real estate agents at HomeLight have spoken and outdoor features are in for 2021, especially after so much time spent outside during 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the ways to ensure the outside features of your home are ready to go for the 2021 housing market.

Importance Of Outdoor Features While Selling Your House

Help Buyers Envision Their Outdoors Time In Your House

Help Buyers Envision Their Outdoors Time In Your House

Staging and curb appeal aren’t just about looking nice, but also about helping your potential buyers imagine themselves in the space. More than ever, a tidy, well-ornamented patio with nice chairs or a trimmed lawn with a game or two set up can invoke fun nights outside as the sun goes down. You don’t have to leave everything outside to showcase the potential for happy times but talk to your real estate agent about what features of your yard could show potential buyers that it is a great place and that you and your family have enjoyed spending time there.

Outdoor Kitchens Convey Idyllic Summer Nights

Outdoor Kitchens Convey Idyllic Summer Nights

If you’ve always been a grilling person, or even if you haven’t, adding an outdoor kitchen component can increase the number of times your own family dines al fresco while also making your backyard more appealing to your potential buyers. Additions like kitchen utensil storage, countertops or bars, or even a brick pizza oven are great outdoor features and can all make the outdoor kitchen look interesting, be useful, and add to the feeling that the backyard is the place to be.

A Fire Pit Extends The Backyard’s Utility Into Spring And Fall

A Fire Pit Extends The Backyard’s Utility Into Spring And Fall

By picking a sturdy permanent fire pit for your backyard, you extend the warm-enough temperatures into earlier and later in the year, adding a cozy spot where the family can pull up a chair, roast a marshmallow or just enjoy the calming beauty of the fire. A special patio area just for the fire pit can showcase the uses of a backyard beyond just a normal deck or porch, and makes the space also look like a nice varied area for entertaining and having family visits.

Good Fences Offer Privacy And Let Pets Roam

If your backyard fence could use some TLC, that money will be well spent before trying to sell. If people continue to spend so much time out of doors in 2021, they’ll need their privacy fences and hedges to be sturdy, giving them the privacy and breathing room from any nearby neighbors. They also will enjoy being able to let a pet dog roam without danger of escape, and fences also help parents of young children feel confident letting them play outside.

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