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Outdoor Living: Popular Trend in Louisville

As one of Louisville'stop Realtors®, it is my responsibility to keep up with the latest trends in the real estate industry.

What better place to entertain than in a beautiful outdoor living space? The popularity of outdoor living spaces has given us reason to spend even more time outside. With a beautiful outdoor setting that includes mood lighting, cooking and dining spaces, a fire to gather around, and the stars above, why go inside?

Outdoor living spaces don’t have to be extravagant or expensive. A little landscaping, a nice grill, a portable outdoor fireplace, and weatherized outdoor furniture, along with some mood lighting, will do the trick.

The most popular trend in outdoor living spaces for 2011 is lighting. Whether you are lighting your pathway or using lights as a decorative feature to set the mood, you will be following the number one trend in outdoor living. To learn about the other 2011 trends, please visit Custom Home Online. Make sure you scroll down far enough to view the video.

Even in today's economy, outdoor living spaces remain a very popular trend. Not only do outdoor living spaces provide a haven for entertainment, they are a great investment. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, outdoor living spaces can increase the value of your home by as much as 13%.

What does this mean to homeowners? According to the Greater Louisville Multiple Listing Services (GKLMLS), the median asking price for homes in Louisville in May, 2011 was $160,140. An outdoor living space could increase the asking price of your home by as much as $24,021.

Of course, this trend is popular throughout Louisville, including St. Matthews, Butchertown,Old Louisville, Highlands and Crescent Hill. If you want to purchase a home or sell your house, I am Jessica Gaines, the Realtor® to contact for all of your real estate needs in any of these areas.

Enjoy your outdoor living spaces and Happy Entertaining!


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