Landscapers and estate agents agree that how well your house looks from the outside often creates buyer expectation for what is inside. So, how can landscaping add real value to your property? And what projects should you take on first before you put in a full-scale landscape?
A “value added” landscape might not seem like a good idea at first, but as the homeowner starts talking about it, the value comes into focus. By the time your project is done, you will see the value you are getting for your money. That is because you can sell your home faster once your garden has been landscaped. What projects do you need to tackle first before you add value to your home?
The two most popular landscaping projects for most homebuyers are a garden and a pool. With a pool, people may want to consider installing a deck on top or just digging a hole and putting in a half moon shaped concrete slab. If your property is close enough to the ocean to get in a nice swimming pool, then this is a project you can tackle right off the bat.
If you have a large garden, you may want to consider adding plants and trees to provide shade and protection from the elements. Many homebuilders offer landscaping services to make sure your property looks its best when finished with landscaping. If you have the space and know how to plant, you can create an oasis out of your garden with a professional designer’s touch.
When you complete your project, be sure to add it to your house value and keep a close eye on it. If you want to know what the difference a year made in landscaping can make in how much you paid for your home, you can call up builders who specialise in landscaping and inspect their own projects. Many will give you a free estimate so you can assess the cost versus the value it will add to your property.
No matter what type of project you choose to tackle first, remember that landscaping is a long-term investment that adds value to your home and increases the value of your property. Do you need a landscaping quote? Visit Landscape Gardeners Coventry for a free quote.