An Entertainer’s Dream: Top Backyard Upgrades Your Summer Guests Will Eat up

Calling all backyard party enthusiasts! If you’re hoping to throw a huge backyard barbeque to rival all other barbeques, time is running out. Summer is going to begin in a few short months and if you’ve been wanting to improve your lackluster backyard, these backyard upgrades are sure to hit the spot. 

Of course, these upgrades aren’t just ideal for entertaining. They’re a great way to increase the value of your home when you’re trying to sell your house, too. Since 97% of real estate agents say their market favors sellers, you can bet that these upgrades will help your house get sold quickly!

So, without further ado, let’s look at the top backyard upgrades that your guests (and potential buyers) will love.

Swimming pools reign supreme

A swimming pool isn’t just a great way to keep the kids busy when you’re trying to have some “me” time… it’s a great way to increase the value of your home - especially if you live in a hotter climate. Now, there are a few different types of pools you could go with, but if you want to get the most bang for your buck, an in-ground pool is the way to go. Bonus points if you go that extra mile and have a hot tub and a nice pool surround. 

Light it up

When it comes to creating ambiance, lighting is incredibly important. Homeowners are elevating their ordinary lighting situation by adding solar torch lights to their walkways, string lights around seating areas, floodlights to highlight special features of the yard, and more. There’s a lot you can do with outdoor lighting!

Get your grilling on

Do you have a self-proclaimed grill master in your household? If so, do them a solid by upgrading their old charcoal grill to a built-in grill. You can use bricks, concrete, or stone to make the grill’s new home. If you plan on doing a lot of outdoor entertaining and have the budget to do so, consider upgrading the grilling area even further by building a full-on outdoor kitchen complete with a prep station, wet bar, and storage. 

Live life outdoors

After being cooped up inside all winter, it’s totally understandable that people would want to spend as much time outside as they can. That’s why many homeowners and buyers want to extend their living space to the great outdoors. Patios, decks, and porches are being outfitted with cozy outdoor furniture, accessories, and plants to warm up the space. The name of the game here is to make the outdoor living space feel like an extension of the indoor living areas.

Make way for game time

Summer is synonymous with barbeques, swimming pools, and late nights under the stars. It’s also synonymous with games! Homeowners are making sure they have enough space in their yard where they can play all sorts of outdoor games, including games like volleyball, catch, horseshoes or even tag. People who have children will even carve out a section in their yard for play sets and sandboxes. 

Whether you want to beef up your hosting game or if you’re thinking about selling your home anytime soon, the backyard is one area of the home that you don’t want to neglect. Backyards are integral for summer fun for the whole family. These are just a few backyard improvement ideas, but there’s so much more that you can do. Whatever you do decide to do, you can bet it’ll be well worth it in the end!

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