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Summer is finally here and everyone's mind is on spending time outside, including homebuyers. When preparing a home for potential buyers don't neglect the outside! Help your buyers visualize what their life will be like in their new home by showcasing the outside space. The right furniture, lighting, and accessories will have your buyers ready to put their feet up with a cold glass of lemonade on their new patio. Here are some of the top trends in patio design this summer.


The Furniture

Without the right furniture, a patio is just a slab of concrete! Here are the latest trends in patio furniture this year:

  • Sustainable Furniture. Go eco-friendly with your patio furniture. Many companies are using new building materials and techniques to cut down on their environmental impact. Check out the Wind Collection from Summer Classics for some inspiration. Or try colorful recycled plastic furniture and combine two trends into one fun piece!
  • Multi-purpose pieces. Choose furniture that does double duty for storage and space saving. This is especially great for showing buyers how they can utilize even small outdoor spaces.
  • Mixed Materials. Make your patio stand out from the crowd with furniture that mixes materials for a spin on the classics.

Make it Colorful!

While we can all appreciate a good neutral the trend for this summer's patio is bold color! The patio is the perfect place for a pop of color. It's outside so even the brightest colors won't seem overwhelming. Or stick with neutrals and add a few fun pillows for a smaller dose of color. Still nervous about adding color? Check out this color palette selection guide.

 

Fire Pits and the Right Lighting

A fire pit takes the patio to the next level. Now suddenly the patio isn't just a place for cookouts it's an outdoor living space. A fire pit offers the perfect gathering spot on both hot summer nights and chilly winter days. Your buyers will love picturing themselves sitting around the fire with friends and family late into the summer nights. If the idea of installing a fire pit seems overwhelming here is Patio Productions ultimate fire pit buying guide.

 

Another way to add the right ambiance to the patio and a big trend this year is by having the right lighting. Hanging a simple string of heavy-duty, shatterproof lights around the patio is a simple and classic way to add a little light to the patio. Another easy option is a patio umbrella with built-in LED lights. Protection from the sun during the day and just the right amount of light for an evening outside.

 

Setting the stage for homebuyers makes a huge impact on the sale of your home, especially in the summer months. Homebuyers want to see the potential in what they are buying and at Creative Home Stagers that is exactly what we do. Contact us today for more tips on how to improve your home's outdoor space and on how we can help you sell your home.