Landscaping Investments: Which Ones Get the Best Return?

When you’re planning to sell your home, what landscaping investments are actually worth the money?

You invest in your house, so why not invest in your exterior landscaping? Landscaping adds to your home’s curb appeal and attracts buyers who want to see a beautiful and tidy yard. If you’re selling your home soon, these landscaping investments will result in the best payback.

Will Landscaping Make a Difference?

How much can landscaping change the sale price of your home? Making a good first impression has a very good payback, and changing your landscaping can add up to 20 percent to the sale of your home. However, since landscaping investments tend to have a lower return than classic renovations such as the kitchen or bathroom, you need to be careful to ensure that you choose those renovations that truly add value.

Make a Plan

Before you decide to start spending money on your landscape, remember that a well-planned landscape is your best investment. If you’re landscaping specifically to add to your home’s value, consult a landscaping professional who can help you create a plan for your landscape and your renovations.

Go Low Maintenance

Retirees, parents, and busy professionals all appreciate gardens and homes that are low maintenance. When you’re adding to your yard, remember to think about the long term and seasonal maintenance of any plants that you place there. Make sure that any plants you grow are able to survive your region’s weather without a lot of watering and that they need minimal pruning. Add items such as gutter guards to your home to eliminate the need for gutter cleaning and prevent water overflows that can ruin your landscaping. This reduces long term maintenance while increasing your home’s appeal.

Investing in hardscaped landscaping elements like planted beds has a relatively good return on investment.

Hardscaping Pays Off

When you’re thinking about landscaping, you might think about flowers, shrubs, and trees, but a lot of landscaping involves the structures in your yard. From pathways to planter boxes, these hardscaped items are an excellent investment.

Add an Outdoor Room

Indoor-outdoor spaces are very popular, and they’ll definitely add value to your home. You might decide to install a sunroom, a terrace, or a patio. The key is to connect the indoors with the outdoors using elements that echo each other, and that result in beautiful views.

Repair Roofing and Siding

Exterior painting, siding, and roofing have a good return on investment, as new homeowners want to know that they’re not going to have to make these repairs any time soon. Of these, painting has the best return: between 50 to 100 percent of your total investment.

What to Avoid

If you love the water you may consider adding a hot tub or swimming pool to your landscape. Unfortunately, neither of these will add much to your home’s value, and some people even avoid buying a property with a pool. Add these to your landscape only if you plan to stay in your current location for a long time.

Installing an effective gutter system can help reduce future maintenance costs and can be a selling feature for your home. What does installing a gutter guard cost, and how can it contribute to the sales of your home? Contact Harry Helmet today to get answers and learn how Gutter Helmet can help.

Written by Del Thebaud

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