Real estate experts say that landscape features play a significant role in property value, so let’s look at seven ways landscaping can improve the value of your home.
Studies and surveys have shown that landscaping can increase a home’s value by 5% to 15% or more. But only if done right to begin with and then maintained properly. So, consult a professional to make sure you’re getting the most out of your landscaping investment.
HERE ARE SEVEN WAYS LANDSCAPING CAN IMPROVE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME:
1. ADD USABLE LIVING SPACE
Patios, outdoor kitchens, and other entertaining spaces add value by increasing the living space of your home. While they may not be considered official extra square footage, these spaces are desirable because they add extra function and more enjoyment to your home.
2. ADD DESIRABLE FOCAL FEATURES
Focal features like fountains, ponds, arbors, and more add aesthetic value to your home for your own enjoyment as well as increase resell value.
3. DECREASE ENERGY COSTS
Shade from mature trees can provide relief from heat, which can lower cooling costs in the summer. Other landscape features like misting systems and shade structures can also decrease energy costs and improve the value of your home.
4. MANAGE WATER USAGE AND COSTS
An automatic irrigation system keeps your landscape alive and well while controlling your water usage and associated costs.
5. CONTROL MAINTENANCE COSTS
Low-maintenance landscape options add value to your home because of the savings they represent in ongoing maintenance.
6. IMPROVE SECURITY
Landscape lighting is beautiful, and it also can improve your home’s safety and security. This adds more perceived value.
7. ADD BEAUTY AND CURB APPEAL
The added value of curb appeal isn’t just important when selling your home. Beautiful surroundings add to your day-to-day enjoyment of your home. And … dare we say … that’s priceless.
Intentional and strategic landscaping can end up paying for itself and then some when you sell your home. But the best landscaping also adds value and enjoyment to you while you’re living in the home. We’re here to help you make smart landscape choices and then implement them to realize the best return on your landscaping investment.
You may find our Landscaper FAQs helpful as well.
Mike’s Evergreen is the right choice for your landscaping needs because we are the Valley’s premier outdoor living experts. We work hard to understand your goals and provide quality results that will exceed your expectations. We understand that one of your biggest and most important investments is your home or business. Your objectives, lifestyle, personality, as well as the specific needs of your property are carefully considered to reflect a landscape that will provide beauty, function, and value to your home or property. Mike’s Evergreen offers a complete range of landscape services so we can make your yard look the way you intend it to.
Choose Mike’s Evergreen as your landscaping experts!