A house isn't just a home – it's an investment. As a homeowner, you've planted flowers, put up window treatments, and maintained the perfect lawn to create a relaxing home.
Now you're ready for another project.
Whether it's to prepare your home for sale or you're just looking for some improvements, here are some project ideas to help increase property value.
Build a Deck or Patio
According to the NAIR report on Outdoor Features, decks have a massive ROI of 100% - making them an excellent investment.
Buyers like decks and patios because it gives them more space to relax with family and friends among their landscaping. Building a deck can be an expensive project, but it's hard to ignore the numbers if you're looking to increase property value.
If you have an existing deck that needs some attention, you're ahead of the game. Fixing it up will give you all the benefits at a fraction of the cost of a new deck.
Install an Irrigation System
Installing an irrigation system indirectly raises home value because it leads to a well-maintained yard.
Putting the watering on auto-pilot makes maintaining an attractive yard a breeze. The lovely yard and water savings from an irrigation system translate to more money in your pocket when you're ready to sell.
Light Up Your Yard
Installing more lighting can instantly increase your home's security and value. Get creative and try highlighting features like:
Also, lighting up your trees and water features is an excellent way to increase curb appeal and stand out in the housing market.
Try Planting a Tree
Believe it or not, a mature tree can increase property value between $1,000 - $10,000 (this calculator can help you decide: Tree Calculator.) Numbers like that are hard to ignore.
Trees also help take up space, create shade, and add privacy in your yard – all things buyers like to see. If your interest has been piqued be sure to plant early, trees can take up to 8-years to mature. Also, be mindful when planting and consider its mature height.
You want to avoid branches hitting your home or nearby power lines in the future.
Artificial Turf for Low Maintenance
Speaking of easy to maintain, switching to artificial turf is as easy as it gets. This alternative gives you low-maintenance landscaping and – like an irrigation system – saves a ton of water. The turf can also last up to 20-years.
These benefits can seal the deal if a buyer isn't a fan of mowing the lawn.
Don't Be Afraid to Start Small
There are countless landscape improvement projects, and by choosing the right one, you can raise property value, cut down on maintenance, and have more curb appeal. Some of these suggestions are more complicated or costly than others (a new deck).
So don't be afraid to start small (try planting a new tree) because, in the end, every little new addition can help.
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