According to the National Association of Realtors 2016 annual report, landscaping renovation expenses pay for themselves in added value to your home. The return on investment can range between 100% and 1000%! It makes sense; The first thing a prospective home buyer will see is the front lawn. The entire experience of touring the house is colored by this first impression.
Here are just a few things you could do to increase the value of your home:
Deck or Patio
Perhaps the most valuable outdoor living asset, a deck or patio will connect the homeowner with the outdoors in a comfortable, elegant way.
Walkways, Walls, & Stonework
Nothing dresses up a boring front yard like a nice brick walkway and matching retaining wall. Take it a step further with matching brick planter boxes and you’ve got yourself something really nice.
Landscapes & Designs
Adding a splash of color or an interesting layout to the yard can be a great way to increase the value of your home for a smaller price. Dress up flower beds with mulch, and plant bushes, trees, and perennials. A little bit of color can go a long way.
Believe it or not, the small price you pay for lawn care yearly makes a big difference. Keeping the yard maintained is only a couple hundred dollars a year, but it makes a huge impact on anyone looking at it! Taking care of your yard is the most fundamental thing you can do to increase the value of your home through landscaping.