How to increase the value of your home with landscaping
When looking to buy or sell your home, one focal point that realtors discuss is maximizing the value of your home. This can mean many things such as tidying up clutter, repairing damages, or even repainting to give your home a little face lift for potential buyers. As our world changes, remodeling a bathroom, updating appliances, or adding a garage are great ways to increase your property value, but landscaping is working its way up as one of the best ways to increase your home’s value.
Before making any decisions, here are a few projects you can do to immediately increase your property value.
Add a garden pathway to your door
Adding a walkway up to your front door instantly gives your home the grand entrance feels. When guests or potential buyers approach your home, you want to make a great first impression. Incorporating a beautiful walkway (or livening up your existing walkway) to the front of your home can reshape the overall appearance and create ambiance for your home. This project can be as simple or complex as you desire, however, for a simpler look, ensure there is enough visual interest to catch their attention.
This can be as easy as incorporating flowers, mulch, or outdoor lighting. This is a great way to spark a great first impression and set the tone for your home.
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Take the time and invest in your lawn
Lawn maintenance is considerably impactful to the perception of your home and its value. A well-maintained lawn can make a powerful statement to home buyers and increase the chances of your home being sold. Aside from affecting your curb appeal, many homeowners will opt out of purchasing a home if the lawn is poorly cared for. To ensure your lawn is lush and healthy, regular maintenance would include weekly mowing, watering, and weed pulling. The best part about investing in your lawn’s health, is that while it is relatively inexpensive to care for, your return on investment is extremely high making it one of the most effective.
Pro tip: edge your lawn around flower beds, sidewalks, and driveways for a sharp and clean appearance.
Build a fire pit
Fire pits are a great incorporation into any backyard and one that many wish they had. Building a stone fire pit will instantly increase the value as you have just created an entirely new place to hang out and entertain. Being a more luxurious purchase, many tend to either spend their funds elsewhere or save before making this type of purchase. By incorporating an interactive feature, you can instantly create a more valuable space that home buyers will desire.
Install landscape lighting
Outdoor lighting can take your outdoor space from dark and bland, to vavavoom literally overnight. By incorporating lighting and using features already in place, you will create visual interest and complement your home in a way only lighting can. Using the front surface of your home, you can make your property appear more luxurious and customized simply by installing spotlights that showcase your homes natural beauty. Another added benefit that may intrigue you is the added level of safety and security.
Driveways and walkways can be danger zones especially when there is a lack of lighting, or in our case, extremely icy over the winter months. Keeping these high traffic areas lit will not only create a safer place preventing slips and falls but prevent intruders.
While there are many ways to increase your home’s value, landscaping may be one of the most impactful. There are many reasons why you might be looking to improve your home’s value, and regardless of the purpose, increasing your curb appeal will always be worth the investment. Our team at Rockland is highly trained to help you plan our projects just like this! Our product lines support lawn care, hardscape building, low maintenance designs and so much more. Get in touch with our team today and start working towards a beautifully landscaped design.