It is conventional wisdom that a well-landscaped home increases property value. In fact, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, great landscaping can increase your home’s value by up to 20 percent! When you ensure that the landscaping is well-designed and well-maintained, you will maximize the return on your investment. Having the right design and the right materials installed by an experienced landscaper makes all the difference. Continue reading to learn how to increase the value of your home with these simple tips!
Reduces Time it Takes to Sell Your Home
A home with great landscaping will help sell your home faster for a variety of reasons. Most homeowners overlook making the outside of their homes look as great as the inside, but the fact is that first impressions are most important. When you take the initiative and give the exterior of your home an extra pop, you attract more buyers. And homes that sell quickly generally sell for more money than properties that linger on the market. Great landscaping sets your home apart from the competition and leaves a lasting impression on potential buyers.
Shows You Take Care of Your Home
Potential buyers will see the great landscaping at your home and will automatically understand the care that you have put into building and maintaining a private oasis. They will more than likely think that the care you have put into maintaining the outside of your home extends into the interior as well. Preventive outdoor maintenance means that you have probably made repairs both inside and outside your home before they became a problem, meaning fewer headaches for the potential buyer down the road. Since buying a house is the largest investment anyone will ever make, the more you can put a buyer’s mind to ease, the better.
Increased Curb Appeal
A well-designed landscape sends a strong message to passersby, neighbors, and, above all, potential buyers that a property is well-maintained. It also contributes to the charm of the neighborhood. An area that has well-manicured lawns creates an impression of affluence and sustainability that attracts new residents. By having one of the nicest yards on the block, the curb appeal of your home can only increase the value of your property in the minds of potential buyers.
While many of us think of our living space as solely being inside the walls of your house, great landscaping can quickly illustrate more possibilities. A custom pool, and outdoor kitchen, and an inviting firepit are just a few of the elements that well-designed landscaping can add to your property, increasing both the value as well as the living space. Having a serene setting for you to kick back and relax with your family and friends is a perfect way to add living space, and the investment will pay for itself over and over again.
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