Curb appeal is important. After all, it is a vital part of your first impression when you see a home. If the yard is dry and dingy, you may think twice before requesting a viewing. A beautifully designed outdoor space can increase your home’s value by up to 10%, and the good news is that the job doesn’t have to be difficult! Here are our top 4 tips.
- Strategize. Instead of cluttering your yard with a whole bunch of beautiful, yet high-maintenance plants or leaving it as simply a plain rectangle of grass, plan a strategy in advance to ensure you get a good range of plants, focal points, and relaxation zones.
- Match. If your home is more of an old Dutch style, a Japanese Zen garden may look completely out of place. One of the best ways to get a good return on your investment is to ensure your landscaping matches the style of your home.
- Balance. Think of ways to make your landscaping appeal to buyers at all times of year. While potential buyers will only be viewing your home during one season, they should notice the beautiful balance you have provided and be able to picture themselves in the outdoor space during all seasons. If your yard looks like a summer-only space, it may not be as appealing.
- Trees. While shrubs and flowers are wonderful, a few simple trees can be a big difference in both the value of your home, and the look and feel of the space. Trees are not only an eco-friendly option due to their carbon monoxide eliminating qualities, but also provide shade during hot summer months and help to relieve stress.