Whether you are planning to stay in your home or sell, improvements to your outdoor environment continue to be popular and wise.
Investing in your home’s landscape enhances its beauty, functionality, and overall value. The best landscape improvements include new decks and/or patios, pools, outdoor kitchens and dedicated entertaining spaces, and fire features.
In addition, the following improvements continue to impress prospective home buyers, and even if you aren’t selling, they will be enjoyed for years to come by you, the homeowner:
Trees and Shrubs: Planting mature trees and shrubs provides shade, privacy, and aesthetic value to your property. Consider native species for low-maintenance options and definitely hire a professional design firm like Outdoor Craftsmen to not only get the look right, but the install too.
Outdoor Lighting: Properly designed outdoor lighting highlights the best features of your landscape, provides security, and extends your outdoor living space into the nighttime hours.
Hardscaping: Installing a well-designed patio, walkway, or deck adds functionality and aesthetics to your outdoor space. Materials like pavers, stone, or wood can be used to create these hardscape features.
Irrigation System: An automatic irrigation system ensures that your plants and lawn receive the right amount of water, which is crucial for their health and appearance. It is also hugely convenient when automated and will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Water Features: A well-designed water feature like a pond, waterfall, or fountain adds a relaxing and tranquil element to your landscape. Adding water features adds years of enjoyment to your experience living in the home and are high on the list of those looking to buy.
Outdoor Kitchen or Fire Pit: Creating an outdoor kitchen or installing a fire feature not only provide a great space for entertaining but extend the square footage of your entire environment by creating a place for you to comfortably be outdoors as well as indoors.
Native Plants and Xeriscaping: Landscaping with drought-resistant, native plants reduces water consumption and maintenance costs while creating an attractive landscape. Outdoor Craftsmen’s design team will make expert recommendations for what will work best in your unique property.
Retaining Walls: If your property has elevation changes, retaining walls will help with erosion control and create tiered garden spaces. We’re well-versed on implementing walls and boulders to keep the land stable and healthy while adding an impressive look and feel to a property.
Fencing: Installing a new fence or upgrading an existing one enhances privacy, security, and the overall aesthetics of your property. We’ll help you see where best to add a fence, and where to use living materials instead for the best look.
Garden Beds and Mulch: Well-maintained flower beds and mulch add color and texture to your landscape. Whether you desire low-maintenance gardens, gardens to manage on your own, or gorgeous seasonal containers and plantings, we’ll have fabulous ideas for you.
Regular Maintenance: Ongoing maintenance, such as weeding, pruning, and seasonal clean-up, is essential to keep your landscape looking its best. Let us know what you need and we’ll provide the help.
It’s important to plan your landscape investment based on your goals and the climate and environment in your area. Consult with Outdoor Craftsmen to create a customized plan that aligns with your preferences and budget while maximizing the value of your home’s entire outdoor spaces.