7 Staging Tips for Outdoor Spaces
Contributed by RE/MAX
An attractive outdoor space, even it it’s just big enough to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or evening cocktail, can be a major selling point for potential buyers. Here are a few a suggestions for maximizing your outdoor living space.
- Floor it
If you have a small outdoor area, it won’t break the bank to invest in higher quality tiles or stones. Snap-in deck tiles are another options for adding a touch of class.
- Envision clarity
When it comes to tables, go for glass-topped: it will help create the illusion of a larger space.
- Watch your back
Chairs and benches with more open backs don’t interrupt sight lines as much. They’ll keep your space feeling open, and looking larger.
Creating a focal point in a small space adds visual interest. A simple piece of garden art, a small flowering tree or a tiny water feature in a corner can add style and distract buyers from focusing on square footage.
- Scale down
Choose outdoor furniture scaled to set off your space, not smother it. You can even find fire pits in smaller sizes.
- Get vertical
Wall gardens help add green without sacrificing space. Wall art made from succulent plants is another low-maintenance option for adding foliage, and drawing attention to the edges of your space, which help visually enlarge it.
- Don’t hide the grill
A clean barbecue can help buyers imagine their own outdoor meals. Unless you have a grill or a smoker large enough to hold the entire pig, or if your grill is in disrepair, keep it out.