Posted August 06, 2019 by Giuliano Franchi

Residential Landscaping Projects to Increase Property Value and Curb Appeal

Landscaping projects are one of the most fun parts of owning a home and can often lead to an increase in property value. While not all landscaping projects result in a higher-priced home, there are many which are proven to positively impact value by the time you put your home on the marketing.

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If you’re thinking of selling your home and are interested in revamping the landscaping, consider these projects to increase property value:

  1. Adding a back porch/deck

Extensions like a deck can drastically increase the value of your home and are great for BBQ’s, family game nights, or even serve beautifully as a backyard sanctuary when you need the ever-so-important moment of peace.

Decks are a relatively easy project and can be completed in a swift and efficient manner. They also allow the creative space to make your backyard uniquely yours while staying in your personal budget.

  1. Pavers

Paving stones as an alternative to concrete may initially come at a higher cost, but will payoff when it’s time to put your home up for sale.

While concrete generally costs between $865 and $1,085 per square feet, you can expect anywhere between $1,310 and $1,770 per square feet for pavers. Though the initial cost can be intimidating to some homeowners, it’s an addition and investment to your home that adds an element of luxury and elegance that will translate into a higher resale value for the home. Pavers are easy to maintain, requiring little maintenance. In addition, pavers are far easier to repair than concrete.

  1. Artificial Grass/Turf

While artificial grass comes at a cost, it is a long-term solution to your landscaping needs and allows the State of California ample time to recover from its most recent drought. Artificial grass will stay green and requires essentially no maintenance.

Not only do homeowners eliminate the need for a lawn mower and gasoline, but of course does not need water. Homeowners who choose artificial grass experience a drastic decrease in their monthly water bills, and can fall asleep at night knowing they are helping the environment and reducing their carbon footprint each day.

Artificial grass is a luxury that will increase the value of your home when it comes time to sell.

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