If you're wanting to sell your home or just invest more into your house and property, there are plenty of ways to attempt to increase your home’s value. From increasing your home’s curb appeal with custom landscaping to added functionality with outdoor lighting, you can possibly increase the value of your property.
If you live in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, and the surrounding areas of Tennessee, here are some ways to potentially help increase your home’s value.
Add to Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Custom Landscaping
When thinking about a relatively easy and quick way to add value to your home, prioritize curb appeal with landscaping. According to Forbes, adding landscaping to your home is of the easiest and most affordable ways to increase your home’s value. Because your front yard is the first thing visitors see when they come to your home, it makes the most sense to focus on front landscaping. Adding custom landscaping such as healthy trees, blooming flowers, and neatly trimmed shrubs, makes your home look prettier and much more inviting, and has the most impactful ROI.
If you opt for custom landscaping, it’s also important to include regular lawn and landscape maintenance to maintain your property’s increase in value. Landscaping adds to your home’s curb appeal, but a poorly-maintained landscape will actually detract from your home’s value.
Increase Your Livable Space & Functionality By Adding Hardscaping Projects
Your home’s square footage may be difficult and pricey to change, but you can increase your property’s livable space by adding custom hardscaping. Custom outdoor kitchens, fire pits/fireplaces, and decks all increase your home’s livable area and can equally increase your home’s value. By adding a nice custom deck or an outdoor kitchen, you’re essentially adding a whole new room to your home, just outside. Pair these additions with some custom outdoor lighting, and you have a more useful and functional yard.
Outdoor lighting is a great way to increase your home’s functionality. Increased lighting means more time people are able to spend in these outdoor areas, and if you put your house on the market homebuyers can easily envision themselves enjoying these outdoor areas with family and friends. On average, a homeowner can recoup around 83 percent of the cost of outdoor hardscaping, and these additions can increase your home’s value by 30 percent.
Adding low-maintenance custom landscaping and energy-efficient lighting can increase your home’s value by 30 percent.
Make Your Yard Low-Maintenance & More Energy-Efficient
Custom landscaping is great, but a low-maintenance yard potentially increases your home’s value even more. When choosing plants for your landscaping, choose native plants that are more adapted to your area and require less maintenance. Native plants can reduce energy costs by as much as 50 percent and is a proven way to raise the value of your home as well as neighboring homes. A pretty landscape that requires little maintenance is much more attractive to potential buyers.
Using energy-efficient lighting around your home is a great way to add value while keeping your energy costs down. Energy-efficient LED lighting or solar-powered lighting are two great options that increase your home’s value and functionality outside as well as your home’s efficiency.
Are you ready to increase your home’s value?
At Master's Landscape Design, we can help you design landscaping and hardscaping projects that have potential to increase your home’s value with our professional landscaping services. If you live in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, and the surrounding areas, call us today at (615) 288-2052 to set up a consultation.