Outdoor improvements will increase the value of your home if you plan on selling it. Also, they help if you merely want to add to the beauty of your home and improve curb appeal. Outdoor improvements include landscaping and adding outdoor living spaces such as patios, decks, gazebos, pergolas, and many other additions to the exterior of your home. Most potential home buyers desire for their future home to be energy-efficient and next they look for a home that has a stylish, functional, and durable outdoor living space. Keep reading for five ways that you can utilize outdoor improvements to add to the value of your home.
1) Improve Your Home’s Landscaping and Gardening
Potential home buyers favor homes that have landscaped front and backyards more so than homes with just a simple front lawn. Adding flowers or shrubs to your walkway or garden. Upgrading your home in such a way isn’t costly. Low-maintenance plants include native plants or plants that still bloom well even when there is a drought. Adding a shade tree to your home can also help with energy-efficiency and cool your house during hot weather.
Also, incorporating natural stone into your landscape helps with curb appeal. Paver patios fused with natural stone is high in demand. Stone planters are also another popular choice so that your home’s exterior stands out.
2) Add Lighting
When you’ve taken the time to design a unique landscape, you should show it off. Investing in landscape lighting can help with nighttime visibility. Electric or solar-powered lights are popular choices. Lighting also helps with home security.
3) Invest in Patio Installation
Here at Carroll Landscaping, we’re experts when it comes to patio installation. A patio is a perfect way to create a fantastic outdoor living space. Spring and summer are the ideal seasons to entertain guests. Also, a potential home buyer is more likely to purchase a property if they don’t have to worry about patio installation.
4) Add a Pergola
You can add a pergola to create an outdoor room. Not only does a pergola enhance the look of a patio and backyard in general, but it adds shade, and plants can hang from this structure.
5) Add a Fire Pit
A fire pit or outdoor fireplace can provide warmth to you and your guests on chilly nights. Imagine roasting marshmallows and singing songs around your outdoor fireplace or fire pit. They’re also affordable as well as ideal for entertainment and cooking purposes.
Rule of Thumb
Just like a business, the value of a home has an ROI as well. Some home improvements have more value than others. Make sure to thoroughly research what you need to make sure that your home is in its best condition!
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.