Tampa Backyard DesignWhen it comes to selling your home, it’s easy to highlight that beautiful dining room, that spacious master bath, the basement that has become a rec room for the kids, and the kitchen island that is perfect for entertaining, but how do you show off your outdoor space to potential buyers?

Since most people go looking for homes in the springtime, it’s important to highlight your outdoor space while people are getting eager for the warm temperatures. Your buyers want to know what type of outdoor space a home is going to offer so that they can start to picture their summer barbeques, the space they’ll host family parties, and yard they are working with when it comes to playtime for the kids.

From adding comfy furniture to getting your space wired, here are a few ways you can easily sell your outdoor space to potential buyers.

Make the outdoor as functional as the indoor space

One of the reason people tend to stay inside is that they need the Wi-Fi access and a place to charge up their constantly used cell phones. If you can show that your outdoor space is setup for the busy person that is always connected, you’ll win over your buyers in a heartbeat.

Add a Wi-Fi antenna for those that want to get online outside, a wireless speaker for those that want to play music during their summer pool parties, and solar USB charging stations for those that want the ability to juice up their devices. Your buyers will be impressed at how easy it is to be inside or outside living life and entertaining.

Work on your lighting

Outdoor LightingYou probably didn’t realize how much lighting could have an effect on your buyers. People love to spend time outside in the evenings with a cold drink, in the mornings with a cup of coffee, and during dinnertime with the family.

Sometimes the lack of lighting will make people stay inside. Adding some pendant lights, sconces, and solar lighting in the landscaping will light it up for those that want to hang outside any time of day. You’ll probably raise eyebrows if you add some fairy lights and dimmer lights for those that want to set the mood in the evenings.

Make it comfy

Do you have comfortable furniture outside or are you still using old-school plastic cushions? It’s time to embrace modern patio furniture by adding plush, comfy seating and some beautiful outdoor rugs to really make it feel inviting.

Mesh the indoor and outdoor space

Another great trick is to make your indoor and outdoor space mesh together. Replace the door with a sliding glass door and use the same stone tile or scored concrete, weatherproof flooring in the backyard and in the room that leads to the back yard to make the two spaces feel more connected. You can also add features that make people want to go outside, like a fire pit, a dog run for pet owners, and a playhouse for buyers with kids. It will make buyers envision spending their time outside by day and by night.

Use these tips to easily make your outdoor space stand out during the home selling process.

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