How Landscaping Can Increase Your Home’s Value
First impressions are crucial. A good first impression can pique a potential buyer’s interest enough for them to seriously consider making an offer. Your landscape architecture also reflects the interior of your home.
Even if you aren’t planning on selling your home, you should consider landscaping to improve your curb appeal. It’s a great way to give your home personality and style while being less expensive.
Follow these tips to turn your landscape into your home’s most valuable assets, and watch your home’s value increase.
1. Incorporate Sophisticated Elements
Buyers value sophisticated landscape design. Consider ways to make your lawn elegant and modern while still complementing the style of your home. Homes with sophisticated landscaping elements like curved bed lines are more appealing than homes with basic foundation planting.
Landscapes that include large deciduous, evergreen, and annual color plants also sell better. Planting beds are a low-cost, low-lift way to add texture and color to a design. They’re great for defining spaces, so it doesn’t appear as sparse even if your lawn is mowed and tidy.
2. Establish Seasonal Equilibrium
Before landscaping, consider how things will look year-round when adding soft scape elements to your property. Plan to use a variety of plants to keep your landscape looking beautiful all year. In the spring, plant blooming bulbs during spring and annual beds in the summer. Shrubs with brightly colored leaves during the fall and evergreens in the winter will also add to the balance.
Buyers are only looking at your home during one season. But, they’ll notice the balance you’ve achieved and imagine how lovely it will be as the seasons’ change.
3. Plant A Few Trees
It’s impossible to go wrong with trees. They provide shade and help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They’re also reasonably priced. Aside from increasing your home’s value, trees can make a house feel like a home. Consider what you want the tree to accomplish before deciding on a species.
Deciduous trees provide more shade during the summer. They’ll let a little light into your yard because they shed leaves in the winter. They might even save you money on your cooling and heating bills.
4. Look for Attractive and Functional Lighting
You’ve worked hard to improve your curb appeal. Now make sure it’s visible at all times. Landscape lighting can highlight your home’s architectural features and most eye-catching flora. Installation is relatively painless, and the project is also highly cost-effective.
Lighting helps you illuminate the outside of your home, spotlights landscape design elements, and even improve home security. Look for LED and solar lighting options to keep lighting costs down. Both will be bright enough to light up the outside of your home while minimizing energy costs.
5. Increase Privacy with Plants
For buyers who want a lot of natural light and a spacious feel, windows are often a big selling point. On the other hand, large windows mean that neighbors and passers-by can easily peer into your home.
Landscaping with airy-textured, silky-leaved barrier shrubs just outside the window over fortress-style hedges or fences. These plants help maintain ambiance while adding privacy. You will appreciate the added privacy until you sell your home, as will potential buyers.
6. Define the Lawn’s Borders
Edging your lawn gives the appearance of lower maintenance by making it look restrained and tamed. Few things look better than a healthy, vibrant, and well-kept lawn. Edging along driveways, sidewalks, and garden beds also demonstrates your attention to detail when maintaining the property.
Boost the Value of Your Home
Landscape is the most cost-effective improvement you can make to increase the value of your home. Just make sure you plan your landscape and don’t let it become so complicated. While you are still living in your home, landscaping will allow you to enjoy it more. On your own can be difficult, but experts are available to assist you.
At Oasis Palms and Landscaping, we recognize the importance of well-kept landscaping for any home. Call us today, and we’ll help you get started on new home improvement projects that will increase the value of your home.