Investing in landscape design services is one of the best things that you can do to increase both the marketability and the value of your home. Whether you intend to live in your house for a while or want to get it ready for the market, adding a variety of eye-catching, outdoor features is guaranteed to provide impressive returns. After all, the exterior of your home is the first thing that people see when pulling up and passing by. It also represents a massive amount of extra, usable space that all building residents can enjoy. If these areas are attractive, well-maintained, and thoughtfully put together, most people will assume that the interior of the home boasts these same attributes as well. This can mean taking less time to attract interested and qualified buyers, and being able to offload your property for more.
Before getting started with this project, it’s important to determine your goals. Landscape design can add a number of functional additions to your yard that allow you and all other building residents to do more, spend more time relaxing outdoors, and have a far more dynamic space for entertaining. There are also aspects of landscape design that are great for people who are looking to better protect the natural environment. With the right elements, you can limit your water use, minimize the need for regular maintenance, stave off common pests, and more. Your outdoor design can also include a multi-pronged, multi-dimensional lighting plan for improved visibility and safety, an adaptable ambiance, and the assured ability to enjoy your yard during both the daytime and the nighttime. Best of all, you don’t have to complete your entire design plan at once. If you have big, grandiose dreams for your outside spaces, you can always implement this improvement project in a manageable, affordable series of well-planned phases.
Identifying The Design Elements That Will Add The Most Value
There are countless ways to improve your outdoor areas. These include:
• Adding a swimming pool, pond, waterfall, or other water feature
• Installing a privacy fence
• Replacing your lawn with hearty, low-maintenance, native plants
• Having a gazebo put in
• Installing decorative pavers or stone walkways
• Building a comprehensive outdoor kitchen
With enough space, you can even install your own miniature putting green. It all comes down to the type of environment you want to create, the various activities you’d like to accommodate, and the amount of money you want to spend. Keep in mind that if your goal is to sell your home, you’ll want to add features that have a general appeal, rather than ones that are streamlined to suit your unique preferences and lifestyle.
It’s also important to consider the different problems that you want to solve. For instance, it might be difficult to find your keys after the sun has set or to even safely make your way to the front door. Installing barn lights, lampposts, motion detection lighting, and other lighting elements will improve your safety, eliminate liability concerns, and make your outside areas pleasant at any time of day or night. It may be that you’ve been using massive amounts of water to keep your lawn green year-round. Replacing your lawn with mulch, colored glass, native plants, or decorative rocks will eliminate the need for excessive water use while still providing an aesthetically beautiful space.
For households that like entertaining, outdoor kitchens are all the rage. These additions are also capable of adding significant value to properties especially when they include outdoor cook tops, serving areas, mini-bars, and covered dining areas. Consider the practical and functional benefits of every possible addition. Not only will a covered patio allow you to comfortably serve people outdoors during the summer months, but this structure can also limit direct sunlight on the home. When strategically placed, features like these can make it infinitely easier and cheaper to keep the living environment cool during hottest portion of the summer. If you want an enjoyable and visually appealing property exterior that adds marked amounts of value to your home, we can help. Call us today at 123-456-7890.