Curb Appeal: Current Outdoor Trends for Sellers

Curb Appeal: Current Outdoor Trends for Sellers

published on May 19, 2017 by Jamie Parker

When selling a home, owners often forget that the outside of the home is the first thing that potential buyers are going to see. An eye-catching front yard or outdoor space is likely to encourage people viewing the home in a positive manner. A “wow” factor from the start leaves a welcoming impression and sets the rest of the viewing off on the right foot.


Having low-maintenance greenery in the front yard is becoming popular, especially small gardens that produce fruits and vegetables. Porch gardens and shrubbery near the front walkway are also great options. Buyers want their space to be inviting before guests have even entered the home, and plants of almost any type do wonders to create a relaxed, eco-friendly environment for visitors and residents alike. Choosing vegetation that is hearty and resistant to drought and chill is another great advantage.


Water features maintain their place at the top of the list for outdoor trends. Fountains or small ponds create a peaceful environment with little effort, and the sound of trickling water is well-documented to reduce stress and offer a soothing element to an outdoor setting. Fountains come in a variety of sizes, so even small spaces can benefit from having one nearby. They’re beautiful as well as functional, and some are very easy to install. “Patio ponds” and small water gardens also attract small birds that bathe and play in the water, a lovely sight to enjoy in the mornings.


A porch cover is among the most popular and practical features in outdoor décor. In the summer months, residents want to spend more time outside soaking up the warmth, without having to worry about the intensity of the sun’s rays. The freedom to appreciate the weather while being sheltered under an attractive porch shading is an asset to add to a home’s curb appeal. Adding fans and/or misters under the cover only increases the charm of an outdoor leisure area.


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