Patched-Up Patio Before, this patio was full of potential but was in dire need of maintenance. The door was falling apart, and the mess was bound to turn off buyers. After, this patio is a warm oasis, with new furniture, lighting and curtains. TIP: Think of outdoor space as an extension of your home. Just as you would stage your living room or dining room to appeal to buyers, you should clean, declutter and add style to your outdoor spaces as well. An inviting "outdoor room" with furniture, lighting and accessories adds more useful space to a home, which equals a higher selling price.