Landscaping Trends That Add Curb Appeal to Your Home
April 21, 2017
As the temperature warms, so does the housing market, and home sellers have to stay on their toes to keep ahead of the competition. If you are thinking about selling your home, or simply want a more attractive lawn this year, consider incorporating these landscaping ideas from Dreamscape Designers into your yard’s design.
A pretty walkway is a great way to welcome guests to your home. Whether you choose the natural beauty of a walkway laid with local stone or a more traditional brick walkway, just be sure to tailor it to your neighborhood. If you get too elaborate, you probably won’t get your money back; too plain and it might not meet the standards of other homes in your neighborhood, which could affect how much your home is appraised for when you’re ready to sell.
While you may not recover the money you put into it at resale, putting in a water feature definitely adds to your home’s appeal, which is a big plus if you hope to sell quickly. It gives your backyard the feel of an outdoor oasis, and when potential buyers can imagine themselves relaxing in their own backyard paradise, that could tip the scale in your favor. Examples of attractive water features include natural rock waterfalls, water walls, freestanding fountains, and small ponds.
Outdoor Living Areas
One popular feature that homebuyers often look for in a home is an outdoor seating area, such as a deck or patio, where they can hang out, relax, and enjoy the fresh air. If you already have a patio or deck, make sure that it is clean and well-maintained. Give decks a fresh coat of paint or stain, and spruce up patios with colorful arrangements of potted plants and flowers in attractive planters. If you are planning on building a new deck this spring, you can expect a fairly good return on your investment: the current ROI for a wood deck addition is 71.5%, according to the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine.
If you are ready to spruce up your landscaping this spring, but aren’t quite sure where to start, give Dreamscape Designers a call at 757-412-1265. With your help, our design specialists will develop a design that will work perfectly with your house, your yard, and your budget.