If you’re selling your home in Orlando, your real estate agent has already talked to you about home staging and cleaning up the outside so it’s as appealing as possible to prospective buyers.
But check out these upcoming landscaping trends – they’re what buyers will really be looking for this year.
Landscaping Trends for 2019: Here’s How to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space
The National Association of Landscape Professionals – a huge trade association that reaches all over the country – says that people aren’t just looking for decks and patios anymore. In fact, spokesperson Missy Henriksen told Realtor.com, “What we’re seeing is people’s desire to make their outdoor living space an extension of their home. People are being very intentional with how they want to use their outdoor spaces.”
Here’s what you need to know:
- You need functionality and scenery
- Automated maintenance is the way to go
- Color pulls in buyers
- Metal decor is trending
Functionality + Scenery
Like Henriksen says, prospective buyers want to actually use all that outdoor space. Think about planting a vertical garden on a trellis to beautify your privacy fence, use built-in seating on a retaining wall or put in a stone path that winds through the trees.
Who has time to water and cut the grass, tend the garden or make sure they’re turning off all the landscaping lights? Installing a programmable sprinkler system and including a robotic lawn mower with the house, as well as setting up lighting that shuts off automatically, can be the way to go if you want to sell your home this year.
Adding Pops of Color
Okay, so having a few colorful plants in your backyard has always been a trend – it adds depth and beauty, and your buyers can admire the plants from both inside and outside the house. If you don’t have any colorful plants or bright design features in the backyard, you might want to consider adding some before you list your home.
Pro tip: Choose low-maintenance plants that you won’t have to tend very often. Your buyers will appreciate that, too.
Metal Decor is Trending
Metal isn’t for everyone, but if you can pull it off in your design, it could have a big impact on the way prospective buyers view your home. Think about using steel or iron in your backyard decor – you can use it a fountain or mini waterfall, furniture, or even decorative art and sculptures to make a big splash.
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