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Update Your Outdoor Space and Add Value to Your Home With These Summer Decor Trends

If you’re a homeowner, you may be eyeing the high home prices currently flooding the real estate market. Competition is fierce amongst buyers, while sellers hold the advantage so long as supply is low. If you’re thinking of selling, now’s a great time.

Don’t get too hasty, however, as any trusted real estate agent would attest to the importance of updating your home before staking a ‘For Sale’ sign on your front lawn.

If you’re not sure where to get started, we’ve laid out the top outdoor decor trends that’ll add the most value to your property, so keep reading for inspiration!

Remote work heightens the appeal of an outdoor workspace 

Much of normal life has returned since the COVID-19 pandemic first appeared on our shores, but, while the pandemic may be coming to an end, remote work is here to stay.

Since so many companies have shifted to permanent remote environments, homeowners need to ensure their work-from-home setups are up to the task. Home offices, therefore, are one of the top amenities buyers are searching for in the current housing market.

If you’re trying to sell your home for the best price, buyers will cough up more money for properties with a home office — especially a property with a unique outdoor workspace. Try transforming a garden shed into a private office, or build a desk set-up on your deck or patio. Just think, you can enjoy taking your work meetings al fresco while waiting for your home to sell.

The allure of an outdoor fire feature 

Fire pits, fire tables, outdoor fireplaces, and outdoor heaters have all surged in both popularity and value since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Owners selling with one of these amenities in their outdoor space will find plenty of buyer interest in their property and a favorable return on investment.

While outdoor fireplaces and fire tables are expensive amenities, those on a smaller budget can still enjoy the perks of a small, portable fire pit. Larger pits will quickly become the focal point of your outdoor space, while smaller ones will still warm all your guests on colder evenings. Always consult a top-notch real estate agent if you’re not sure whether this investment is worth it for you. 

Bringing high-tech features outdoors 

Just as home offices are moving outside, there’s been a rising trend in recent months of homeowners bringing more technology to their outdoor areas. As outdoor entertainment grows in popularity, so does outdoor technology.

Try mounting a Smart TV on the patio for next Football Sunday, installing a projector for serene late-night movies, or Bluetooth speakers to liven up your outdoor space. Solar-powered options are readily available — plus you’ll appeal to environmentally-minded buyers looking for those sorts of features once you decide to sell. Buyers are on the lookout for high-tech upgrades, especially in outdoor areas, so this is a great way to transform your outdoor oasis while also planning for the future.

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