Upgrading the landscaping on your property offers many rewards while giving a fresh new look to your outdoor living spaces. Choosing from the many options available can be an exciting prospect for homeowners who are dreaming of a patio makeover, masonry walkway, irrigation, or the ambiance of mood lighting to enhance backyard gatherings. From the many choices available, the completion of your unique upgrade can have the immediate benefit of increased enjoyment at home for you and your family. An attractive reward for your investment is seeing the monetary value of your home increase along with its desirability through the eyes of potential home buyers.
The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted several surveys and compiled a list of landscape features that offered the highest rated returns financially, as well as rating the contentment factor. The following list was compiled of results taken from consumers, who were asked about their last outdoor project; landscape contractors, asked about average project costs, and realtors, surveyed about the cost recovery for each project.
The complete findings of the report that polled realtors, homeowners, and landscape professionals can be found in their Remodeling Impact Outdoor Features report.
REALTOR® RANKED LANDSCAPING PROJECTS LIKELY ADDING VALUE TO HOMES FOR RESALE
#1 Landscape Maintenance – maintenance includes mulching, mowing, pruning and planting. Joy Score – 9.5%
#2 Overall Landscape Upgrade – an example might be a new walkway and installation of trees and shrubs. Joy Score – 9.7%
#3 Standard Lawn Care Service – lawn care includes application of fertilizer and weed control. Percent of value recovered from project is approx. 267%. Joy Score 9.0
#4 New Patio – no other feature improves more livability and an increase in enjoyment while home. Joy Score – 9.7%
#5 New Wood Deck – adds functionality and livability to outdoors. Joy Score 9.8%
#6 Tree Care – includes application of tree fertilization, regular spraying, trimming and pruning plus the removal of a 30 ft. tree. Joy Score – 9.2%
#7 Landscape Lighting – typical installation of transformer and LED lights. Joy Score 9.6%
#8 Statement Landscape – includes a customized space for bocce ball, yoga, etc. or perhaps a garden. Joy Score – 9.7%
#9 Irrigation System Installation – the installation and management of an irrigation system for a lawn. Joy Score 10%
#10 Outdoor Kitchen – based on the installation of one inset grill, stainless steel drawers, ice chest, sink and veneered masonry stone counter top. Joy Score
#11 Fire Feature – a popular feature that extends the season and encourages more family time. Joy Score 10
#12 Water Features – many options but all add a sense of increased relaxation and tranquility. Joy Score 9.8%
LANDSCAPING PROJECTS ARE A WIN-WIN FOR HOMEOWNERS
Our team here at Landscape Associates can help you with your outdoor living projects and would be happy to answer your questions and share our ideas with you.
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