In the olden days (as in, less than a year ago, which is nearly eternity by TikTok trend standards), you’d highlight your open kitchen and spa-like bathrooms—and, if you were so lucky—incredible views to sell a house. In 2023, you call out your backyard. Zillow has deemed them the “new luxury for homebuyers,” noting that they’re highlighted in one out of every five listings these days.
“When the pandemic forced all entertaining outdoors, homeowners reclaimed their backyards from the kids or the dogs. Now they’re rethinking how that space could serve as an extension of their home in new, creative ways,” explains Amanda Pendleton, Zillow’s home trends expert, adding that the space is primed for a “2023 evolution.”
So, what does that look like? Here are the top emerging backyard trends, so you can outfit your great outdoors to be, well, even greater.