One area we tend to forget about when it comes to curb appeal is our deck. Now more than ever it is important to stage your outdoor spaces as well as your indoor ones. Since the beginning of stay-at-home measures took place across the country more and more buyers are looking for homes with great outdoor spaces. One way to sell your home more successfully is to play up the appeal of your deck.
Here are some ways you can play up your deck to attract buyers and more easily sell your home.
Start with a Clean Slate
Before you can begin staging your deck it needs to be immaculately clean and pretty. The best way to get it looking its best is with a good pressure washing. Once it is pressure washed, items can be brought in for decorating. Be prepared to sweep regularly between showings to keep it looking spic and span, especially if you have trees shedding leaves right now.
If your deck is looking a little tired, it might be a good idea to sand it down while it is empty and give it a re-painting or staining. The better and more like new the deck looks the better impression it will give buyers about living in the home and how well it has been cared for.
Soften it Up
Bring touches of warmth and cozy to make the space feel inviting, especially right now during the fall. Add seat cushions to wire or plastic furniture in a neutral color or one that matches the color scheme inside the home. Add some throw pillows for a pop of color or use ones with an eye-catching pattern to bring just a small touch of interest to the space. Put an outdoor rug on the deck to center everything and make it feel like an extension of the inside. Hang a few pieces of pretty garden artwork on the outside wall of the house.
Don’t Forget About Nighttime Appeal
As the seasons change the number of daylight hours gets shorter. It is not uncommon for a buyer to view a home when it is dusk or even dark outside. Outdoor lighting will go a long way to highlight outdoor spaces. Lanterns placed on tables and steps, string lights across the seating area, and flameless candles all go a long way to bring life to space at night and have the buyer imagining themselves hanging out there with friends and a glass of wine.
If your deck overlooks the neighbors you can easily create a privacy wall to highlight a private outdoor area that is all the homeowner’s own. Privacy walls are pretty quick and easy to make, some people have even used pallets. Some people put up a pergola or some poles and simply hang a sheer curtain for a sense of luxury and a bit of privacy without obstructing any views. There are several ways to build a privacy wall on your deck that will add a ton of style. Just do a quick web search for deck privacy wall or look at ideas on Pinterest.
There are many ways to bring curb appeal to your deck and some ideas are very simple, easy, and budget-friendly.
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