We recently let you know what rooms would make or break a homebuyer’s decision to purchase a home. But what about the outdoor space of the home? Are you a grill master or an expert gardener? Do you simply enjoy reading a book and relaxing outside? Many consider a home’s outdoor space to be just as important as what is inside and with Spring on the horizon, I thought we could take a look at this important extension of your living space.
These days homebuyers seem to be taking a new look at how to best utilize the outdoor space. So many people seem to want to get outside once they get home to relax, enjoy the great outdoors and entertain. Using a variety of materials to build patios and decks is very popular and having an outdoor fireplace is a big hit right now. Privacy landscaping for the smaller yards seems to be a must. Comfy, functional furniture adds the final touch.
Here’s what homebuyers indicated is important in an outdoor space:
- A large backyard
- A deck or balcony
- Installed landscaping (not everyone has that handy green thumb!)
- Comfort and privacy
Pools and large front yards actually fell to the bottom of the list. Pool maintenance isn’t for everybody, plus many of the new home developments in our area provide residents with clubhouses and pools as amenities.
So, does this sound like you at all? If you would like to share with us what you would enjoy in an outdoor space, we’d love to hear it and I’m sure the builders would too.