How much time do you spend outside enjoying your yard? Do you admire your lawn and landscaping, or is it past time to contact a landscape designer?
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals found that 75% of adults in the United States felt that spending time outside in their yards was important. When these yards have beautiful lawns and other landscape design touches, such as brick walkways and patios, it’s likely the enjoyment increases.
If you’re planning to put your home on the market soon, were you aware that a well-designed landscape may make a major difference in how soon it sells? Were you also aware that landscaping can potentially increase your property value up to 12%?
Furthermore, when you spend just 5% of your home’s current value on landscape design, your return on this investment may be up to 150%. The resale value of your home may also increase up to 14%.
it’s also important to note that almost 90% of real estate agents will encourage landscaping prior to putting a home on the market. Once your home is on the market, the selling time may even be reduced by six weeks or less.
Most real estate agents, 97%, concur that landscaping is one of the top-five ways that you can improve the value of your home. They estimate that landscaping can bring you a 215% return on the money you invest in this type of home improvement.
If your home doesn’t have landscaping, your real estate agent will probably encourage you to have your outdoor areas professionally landscaped. Are you curious what types of landscaping others are choosing?
Many people are adding an assortment of plants, especially those that are native to the area. Most homeowners, however, are focused on upgrading their backyards. For over half of these individuals, the upgrades are substantial, and include the following types of projects:
- New beds
- Building or upgrading structures
Whether you want to enjoy spending more time outdoors in your yard or are planning to put your home on the market, you will benefit from hiring the services of a landscape designer.