Now that we’re in the heart of spring, are you enjoying dinners or drinks on your backyard patio, a relaxing book on your front porch, or a cup of morning coffee from your balcony? As your Fountain Hills real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in on some great DIY backyard decorating ideas! These could save you money and spruce up your outdoor space, so you can enjoy time outdoors even more this spring and summer. Plus, improvements to your outdoor space can increase your curb appeal and home value when you go to sell your Fountain Hills home!
Here are some great ideas from Better Homes and Gardens:
Lighting – Strands of bistro lights strung above a patio is very popular right now, but these could also spike your electric bill pretty significantly if used all the time. Think outside the box, or literally, outside the electrical box, by incorporating solar light, table-top lanterns or kerosene lamps.
Focal Points – If you’ve got a minimalist’s backyard, there’s nothing wrong with that. Not everyone loves high-maintenance landscaping! However, it’s nice to have a few focal points to draw people’s attention, whether it be when staging to sell, or when entertaining. Options include a fire pit, mulch around trees, a seating area on the patio, or lights lining a walkway. There’s a lot you can do with little!
Details – You’d be amazed what paying attention to detail can do to turn outdoor space into memorable space! For example, match the natural stones you use for landscaping, so the stones on the patio match the fire pit, and those match the brick-lined walkways. Plant flowers that have a color flow to them, or that match your outdoor furniture. Attention to detail brings the whole space together.
Dimension – While it’s nice to have a cohesive theme, it’s also important not to match too much. You don’t want to lose the focal points or lose dimension. Achieve this with different heights of plants and flowers, flowers that bloom at different times throughout the seasons, different fabrics and textures on outdoor furniture, and different lighting sources for a variety of ambiances.
Even if your backyard is small, it still has potential! The key is to create a space that people will remember, and will enjoy spending time in. Sometimes, like when it comes to patio furniture, you just have to go with what’s comfortable! If it’s cute but uncomfortable, what’s the point?
Enjoy your outdoor space this spring and summer in Fountain Hills, and when ready to achieve your Fountain Hills real estate market goals, contact me! Whether wanting to buy, sell or both, I can help as your Fountain hills real estate agent. I am here to answer any questions you may have, and to guide you through the entire process.