Show Off That Pool, Outdoor Space

A survey of 1,300 homeowners from®at the end of April showed that a backyard was becoming more important after the beginning of sheltering in place in many areas. Since sheltering began in March, some homeowners have placed greater value on the quietness of a neighborhood and the outdoor space of their home.

A report from The New York Times last month said that homeowners are paying more attention to sprucing up their backyards, with fire pits, play sets, bounce houses, basketball hoops, and more to help keep children better entertained at home. Also, outdoor kitchens, in-ground pools, hot tubs, and cabanas are catching shoppers’ eyes, The New York Times reports.