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Backyards create an outstanding opportunity, often overlooked, to add value to your home. More importantly, backyard improvements can offer space to cook, relax, entertain, and play!

Outdoor kitchens add value and tremendous appeal. Home buyers get excited about the possibility to cook and entertain while outside. These buyers are willing to pay a lot more barbecue islands with gas grills, sinks, and refrigerators.

Outdoor living spaces also add value. Adding an additional seating area to your home, without adding actual square footage to the property, offer more space, and buyers are willing to pay extra for a home with bonus space. Trust me, an outdoor living area costs a lot less than adding on to your house as well.

Swimming pools add tremendous value to a home. Basic swimming pools are great, but an oasis, with spa, or slide really catches a buyer’s attention. Covid brought on an onslaught of interest in pool building, but if you’re going to be staying at home in San Diego, a swimming pool is a great idea. To take it a step further, pool solar adds to the swimming season, and is a great investment.

A versatile play area is very appealing to home buyers. We advise our clients to spruce up their lawn (or install one) prior to selling their properties. Lawns adds color, and offer a place for kids to play. Buyers value backyard spaces to play in a era where we don’t have a lot of children play outside in the front yard or street. Synthetic grass is also a good idea.

If you’re looking for great outdoor ideas, and contractor to assist in completing your vision, please reach out to Market Real Estate for an introduction to our contractors.

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