From its incredible year-round weather to all the fun activities available under the Southern Florida sun, living in Miami is like living in paradise. This coastal city offers plenty of beaches, marinas, yacht clubs, parks, and other open spaces to fill your leisure hours with healthy activities.
Owning Miami Beach real estate also affords residents the chance to enjoy homes that feel like mini-resorts. While it’s fun to be out and about — perhaps spending a day at the beach capped with an upscale dinner in Wynwood — it’s also nice to kick back and relax in your backyard full of amenities.
There are several ways to style the exteriors of Miami Beach single-family homes. New amenities won’t only enhance your current quality of life but also increase your home’s value when it’s time to sell. As owners plan future projects and set a budget, they should actively consider their return on investment (ROI) once the home sells.
The Miami Beach real estate market is currently balanced — generally, the demand for homes is about the same as supply. According to Zillow, the median sale price of Miami Beach homes is just over $420,000. That’s an increase in value of 14.1% over the past year! This is the median price for all homes. The upper tier and super luxury tier takes the median price for single-family homes (the top 10% of sales) up to $2,850,000. (Q4 2021 Report)
If you’re thinking of listing your home for sale soon, consider partnering with an experienced real estate agent to get the best price possible. In the meantime, there are many ways to style your Miami backyard to make it competitive and attractive. In addition to projects with the best ROI, consider your lifestyle needs, budget, and the amount of backyard space you have. Here are some ideas for styling your Miami backyard.
Add a swimming pool
Nothing gives Miami Beach backyards more of a resort-like feel than a swimming pool. While it’s great fun going to the beach, it’s even better to step into your backyard for a refreshing dip or a workout. Styles include traditional kidney-shaped pools, lap pools, and trendy infinity pools. A pool can provide limitless fun for young families and offer childhood memories that will last a lifetime.
While pools can result in a low ROI, having one can be a strong selling point when listing your home. This is especially true if the other homes in the neighborhood don’t have pools. Depending on your available space and tastes, adding an in-ground hot tub can enhance your lifestyle and home value, as well. Everyone appreciates an evening soak to unwind and enjoy the sunset.
Consider outdoor living spaces
Outdoor living room
Utilize patio covers
Build a fire pit
One of the most functional and aesthetic ways to style the backyard of a Miami Beach single-family home is to add a fire pit. Families will enjoy hours of relaxation sitting around the fire during pleasant South Florida evenings, engaging in conversation, and perhaps enjoying a cocktail while watching the sunset. Although the best option is a professionally installed, permanent gas fire pit, there are several options and styles to choose from to suit your needs. If there’s no room for a permanent fixture, portable fire pits are available at home improvement stores.
Enhance your landscaping
With many significant projects available, there are plenty of ways to style your Miami backyard. If you’re planning on buying or selling Miami Beach real estate in 2022, contact the award-winning APT Team. Adriana and Tracy will wow you with their experience and professionalism.