The Value of Curb Appeal

According to the weather forecast spring will finally arrive this weekend! It’s time to get outside and focus on your outdoor space. If you are looking for ideas to add curb appeal to your home, and also add some value – consider these landscaping tips!

Keeping Up

First of all, to add value to your home any landscaping and improvements need to fit in with the aesthetics of the surrounding neighbourhood.

Keep it Simple

Large, overflowing flower beds can look beautiful but if you are planning to sell, some buyers may only see too much effort and upkeep. Go for smaller flower beds that still look pretty but don’t seem intimidating. Adding plants that don’t require a lot of watering will also appeal to many busy buyers that want gardens but not a lot of maintenance. Another reason to keep your landscaping simple is the quick shift of trends. An overdone yard can look good at first but quickly become dated.

Choose Wisely

If you are wondering which plants are the best bang for your buck – trees are always the answer. They provide shade, block the wind and become more valuable as they grow.

Outdoor Dining

Think of your patio as an outdoor formal dining room. As the hotter months arrive it’s very common for families to dine outdoors more than in. A patio can get you anywhere from a 10-20% return on investment.

Fencing

Perhaps the most obvious, fencing can add significant value to your property – especially for buyers with kids and pets. Wood is more expensive but always the best building material for this project!

Now that you know what landscaping projects will add the most value to your home, which one will you be tackling?