Who doesn’t love spending time outside when the weather is absolutely beautiful? We know we sure do! But, what’s the point of taking on a big outdoor renovation if you’re hoping to sell your home fast in today’s fast-moving world?
People want to find homes that not only look good on the inside, but look good on the outside as well. Here are a few ideas to create the tropical backyard oasis that is a no-brainer for eager homeowners wanting to sell their property.
Spruce up the patio
The patio is the prime feature people look at when they’re looking at a backyard for entertaining purposes. They want to be able to sit outside and pretend that they’re sipping pina coladas on the beach! While you may not be located near a beach, you can decorate your patio to give that feel.
If you live in a warmer climate, you can plant tropical plants directly into the ground surrounding your patio. If you’re in a cooler climate, consider using pots so that you can bring the plants indoors when it gets colder.
Create outdoor luscious outdoor living spaces
Patio furniture is fine and well for an average patio, but for a tropical vibe, you need to get a little more creative. For example, instead of having just a grill, create an outdoor grilling area perfect for the barbecue maven in the family. Instead of plastic furniture that your skin will stick to, upgrade to nicer patio furniture with cushions in a tropical theme.
Keep lookie-lous from peering into your yard
Your backyard is your sanctuary and so it’s completely natural to want to let your hair down and relax. However, if you live in a neighborhood with nosey neighbors, you’ll want to install a privacy screen or fence.
Of course, when you’re choosing the privacy fence or screen, you’ll need to refer to HOA rules (if applicable) and local code enforcement regulations. You don’t want to be slapped with any fines!
Add winter-proofing elements
Unless you live in a warm climate already, you’re not going to be able to enjoy your tropical patio year round. That is, if you don’t add some winter-proofing elements to the area. You can do this by adding a heat source like a firepit or even gas-powered heat lamps.
Along with heat sources, don’t forget to increase your lighting options because you don’t want anyone accidentally falling or getting hurt. Plus, with extra lighting, you can enjoy a hot tub or sauna – if you want a truly luxurious tropical getaway.
Enjoy the ultimate tropical getaway right in your backyard
If your home is supposed to be your castle, your backyard should be the perfect place to getaway and relax. For those of us who love to sip cocktails on the beach but we don’t live anywhere near a beach, creating a tropical getaway in your backyard is the next best thing. These are just a few ideas to get you started. With a bit of imagination, there’s no limit to what you can do!