A summer wreath of fabric, shells, or bright summer flowers on the front door welcomes people touring your home. Pots of blooming plants near your entrance are a must if you're working on boosting your curb appeal. You can take potted plants with you when you move, so splurge on pretty containers and interesting plants.
|Every outdoor space needs seating, and it doesn't have to be pricey or trendy. Find a shady corner to stage a relaxing setting. Photo: Fine Gardening.|
|Turning a porch into an outdoor eating and entertaining area is like adding a room. Photo: Sunset.|
|A backyard fire pit is a plus, and a simple fire ring is a do-able DIY project. Photo: HGTV.|
|Summer months are gardening time, and everyone wants homegrown tomatoes. Add some pots to the yard, balcony, deck or patio that remind buyers of summer meals.|
|Seasonal color schemes focus on cool pastels or crisp blues and white. Photo: BHG|
White slipcovers and summer are a tight twosome. Easy-care furnishings will give your home a casual. lived-in feeling that is attractive to all home buyers. Loft and Cottage BlogSpot.
|Even if your home is nowhere near the coast, driftwood and other natural elements add that touch of nature that is part of summer's lifestyle. Photo via Completely Coastal.|
|Nautical, beachy or tropical artwork is perfect for summer staging. Photo: House Beautiful.|
|A master bedroom can suggest an exotic retreat or vacation spot. Photo: Coastal Living|
|Even formal settings benefit in summer from some laid back furnishings like sisal rugs and painted furniture. Photo: Vanessa Francis Design, K West Images|
|A fireplace mantel can reflect the mood of summer even though the fireplace is "closed for the season." Photo: Centsational Girl.|
I hope you'll find small and not-so-small ways to showcase the joys of summer for househunters. No matter where you live or what size, style or age your home is, there's always opportunities to "summarize" it. Doing so will help buyers imagine their summer cookouts, staycations, and celebrations at your house once they've bought it!
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