If you are looking to sell your home and want to increase the value you should consider some landscaping. Of course, you will not want to spend a lot of money on the landscaping because this will eat into the profits you are looking to make. There are a number of cost-effective ways that you can landscape your property to increase the overall value.
New Paving Stones
Creating a path in your garden or an outdoor seating area is a good way to add a bit of value to your property. However, new paving stones can be expensive depending on what you are looking for. Buying recycled paving stones is a good way to save money and you can often find good deals online. Looking at your local classified will also help because contractors might have paving stones left from a job they have completed that they want to get rid of. You can also rent a digger from one of the local companies to speed up the entire process. You will certainly need a mini digger if you plan to do any big changes in your yard and garden.
To create an outdoor seating area you will only need to have 10 square meters of paving. Of course, you may want to consider a cover for the area as well to make it more functional.
Think About Turf
If you are looking to sell a family home then lawn is important because it provides a safe space for children to play. You can buy couch grass rolls from most landscaping stores and they do not cost too much. The amount of lawn you replace will depend on the overall look of your garden, but 15 square meters is generally enough for children to play on.
Have Screening Plants
In order to make your garden appear softer and bigger, you should consider some screening plants. These should be plants that do not require a lot of maintenance and will be placed along the perimeter of your garden. Screening plants also make a garden appear more secluded which is something that a lot of buyers will consider a valuable bonus.
Your Garden Plants
Many people who look to buy a property will not want to spend all their time in the garden, but they will still want a garden they can enjoy. Looking at the plants in your garden is important because you want them to add to the overall feel of the space, but also not be viewed as high maintenance. Your garden plants could be shrubs or flowers that require little effort to maintain.
Most people don’t consider the value they can add to their property by having a shaded area in the garden. A shade sail or pergola is DIY project that can be easily completed. You could also consider getting a pre-made shade sail from a landscaping company or garden center which will add value to your property.
There are a number of ways that you can add value to your property through landscaping without breaking the bank. Of course, you should not simply buy the cheapest items because this could give your landscape the wrong feel. You need to consider the area and determine which steps to take based on this.
December 30, 2016