When people think of ways to increase the value of their home, their thoughts typically turn to things like finishing the basement and remodeling the kitchen. But while those projects will no doubt add value to the bottom line, the fact is many homes already have finished basements and beautiful kitchens. So, what to do in those cases? Look out the window, that’s what because landscaping is the undiscovered country of home remodeling and an oft-overlooked aspect of home valuation. Below are five ways you can improve home value through landscaping.
Bringing it all Back Home with Landscaping
To unlock hidden value in your property, look no further than the yard. Here are five ways you can improve the value of your home through landscaping.
Adding trees is one of the simplest and most effective ways to add value to your property. Every new tree you add to your property increases its value by thousands of dollars. It’s also estimated that simply being on a tree-lined street adds as much as 10-15% to the value of a home. Why are trees so valuable? Because they add shade, increase curb appeal, help clean the air, and look great. So give your bottom line a boost by adding a tree or two, or three.
Finish The Edge Of Your Lawn
Few landscaping staples add more value than a well-maintained lawn, except for a well-maintained lawn that is also properly edged. Every landscape design is intended to create a visual movement of some sort, but the lines that generate this movement are often blurred when the edges of the lawn are indistinct. Restore the beauty of your original landscaping design by edging the lawn.
Limit The Number Of Different Plants
Everyone loves biodiversity, but there’s a definite line that separates a well-balanced landscape from one that looks overrun and unkempt. Just as you should strive to avoid clutter with your interior design, so too, you should make sure your yard doesn’t cross the line into cluttered by limiting the number of different plant species.
Install Interlocking Pavers
Few things enhance the overall look and feel of a property as effectively as interlocking pavers. If you currently have concrete, asphalt, gravel, or dirt pathways, upgrade to interlocking and enjoy a significant boost in property value and curb appeal. Interlocking pavers can create an almost endless number of unique looks, all of which will wow visitors and potential buyers and last for many decades or longer.
Always Have A Design Strategy
Never add elements to the landscape in an ad-hoc fashion. Anything you change or introduce into your landscape must serve a larger goal. It must also not only co-exist with other elements but enhance them as well.
Landscaping is an often overlooked way to unlock the potential value of your home. Talk to M.E.Contracting Toronto Landscaping Expert to find out how the above tips could benefit your property.