Regarding summer parties, nothing beats a backyard with a swimming pool as the main attraction. But that doesn’t mean it has to be the only attraction — especially if you’re trying to increase your home’s value, which should help sell your Nashville, TN, house fast!
If you want to be the summer’s most popular host or the seller with the most bids, you’ll need more than just a pool in your backyard. Don’t fret; here are some expert tips from real estate agents on the five best ways to improve your backyard and make it into a coveted summer retreat.
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Upgrade the Deck Around Your Pool
A pool is only complete with a comfortable deck for relaxing. That summer paradise you’re attempting to build would be ruined if you overlooked that feature. While a refurbished deck may increase the value of a property, many people choose to have their decks redone for aesthetic reasons or to ensure the safety of their visitors (by fixing splinters, loose boards, and cracks in the cement, for example).
Even though the sun doesn’t set until much later in the summer, nobody wants to come inside once it darkens. Not us, and we doubt any of your guests do either. By upgrading the lighting in the backyard, you may make it look even nicer and safer, thus allowing everyone to enjoy the backyard well into the evening.
You can create a warm and inviting atmosphere by lighting a seating area with lanterns and string lights. Spotlights and pathway lights can be used for security and aesthetics, drawing attention to and illuminating exciting parts of the yard (such as flower beds, trees, ornamental landscaping, and the like).
Upgrade the Grilling Station
Summertime barbecues are synonymous with good times spent with friends and family. However, if you’re serious about grilling, you can take your skills to the next level by upgrading your setup to one worthy of a grilling master. You may go all out and build a backyard kitchen if you have the room and resources, or you can settle for a simple wet bar and snack station.
Add a Hot Tub or Spa
The pool is a beautiful addition for those who like to entertain guests in their backyard, but what could you do to make it even better? Add a spa or hot tub near your pool or on the deck. Either of these is ideal for relaxing after a long week or enjoying intimate nights with that particular someone. Plus, since spring and summer are peak selling months, you can get a higher asking price if you advertise your property as having a spa in the backyard.
Have Space for Kids (or Adults!) to Play Games
When you thought your backyard couldn’t get much better for hosting parties, add an area to play games! It may be a large, open area for activities like volleyball, horseshoes, or a spot for the kids’ swing set and sandbox. If you have the room, you may pour cement for the youngsters to use as a basketball court, a bike path, or a roller skating rink.
If you plan on throwing a large bash this summer, now is the time to get those repairs done around the house. These improvements will not only make your house more comfortable, but they will also attract potential buyers if you ever decide to sell. You can’t lose in this situation.