Making Home Improvements Before Selling? Start with Landscape Designs

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Landscaping design ideas, Plano landscaping, Retaining wall

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Were you aware that landscaping can increase your home’s value? In addition to providing more curb appeal, it can add 14% to your home’s resale value. When a survey was conducted with real estate agents, almost 90% of them stated that they encourage their clients to invest in landscaping prior to putting their homes on the market.

If you spend just 5% of your house’s value on landscaping, experts agree that you may recoup a return on your investment of up to 150%. Furthermore, when you have a beautiful landscape design, your house may be on the market for considerably less time. In some cases, the time your home is on the market could be reduced by up to 6 weeks.

When making home improvements prior to selling, 97% of real estate agents will say that landscaping is one of the top ways to improve a home’s value. While it will depend on the level of landscaping, homeowners can usually expect as much as a 215% return.

If you’re not sure how to get started, professional landscapers will be able to provide you with landscape design ideas. Whether they recommend raised beds and shady trees or a retaining wall design to outline a patio, much will depend on the space you have available. In addition to providing landscaping design ideas for your front yard, they will also have ideas for your back and side yards.

Harris Poll conducted a survey on behalf of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. This study consisted of 2,034 adults, 75% of whom believed it was important to spend time outside in their yards. The survey also showed that 83% of Americans believe it’s important to have a yard, and 90% concur that yards should be well-maintained.

Whether you’re planning to contact a landscaper to create an outdoor living area or provide a lush garden setting, you may also want to consider planting shade trees. These can reduce air conditioning costs by 25% over the summer, which could be another positive selling factor.

When you work with a landscape designer to upgrade your outdoor areas, they will be aware of what is needed to create spaces where the next owners can relax, garden, or entertain,

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.
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I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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