Moving forward with a Landscape Design and Installation project not only brings enjoyment to one’s life but it is also an investment for the future. Below is our list of the top landscaping features that bring the most bang for your buck:
Deck or Patio
Adding a deck or patio to your backyard creates functionality. From entertaining family to relaxing with a glass of wine, it adds additional square footage to your home. It is also a great base to add additional features like a fire pit or an outdoor kitchen.
According to SuperMoney a deck or patio can yield an ROI between 30-70%. And, according to Leslie Sellers, president of the Appraisal Institute, patios that see the biggest return on investment are typically ones that look as if they have been in place since the home was built. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind the design of your home and emulate that style with your patio. Our Landscape Design team can help you with this decision.
Fire pit or Fireplace
Adding a fire feature to your home not only provides an average of 67% ROI but ranks a 10 on the Joy Score for the NAR and NALP according to Homelight.
When it comes to fire features for your backyard, there are endless design and material options to choose from. A fire pit is a great choice if you want an open area for extra seating where a fireplace creates that wow factor for your patio or deck.
If a patio or deck add square footage to your home, then an outdoor kitchen really brings it all together to feel like a completed room. And, it can fetch you 71% at resale.
From appliances to layout, you can get very creative with the space. Much like your indoor kitchen, you want to focus on functionality and how you entertain your guests.
Landscape for Privacy
From mixed screen plants to evergreen hedges, always consider landscaping for privacy in your backyard. This can be an overwhelming task for sure. Our Landscape Designers can assist you with the layout and choosing the proper plants. And, according to Homelight, privacy has become one of the most sought after features in a home.
If there is one thing that is not good for resale, it is water issues. If you are dealing with any kind of water runoff and puddling, a retaining wall is not only a water drainage solution but it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. And, per Yourprojectloan.com, perspective homebuyers will pay more for this feature.