Outdoor Renovations That Increase The Value Of Your Home
Can landscaping/outdoor renovations increase the value of your home? What are three improvements tip you can give homeowners?
We caught up with HGTV expert Carson Arthur to get his advice.
I love that this is even a question. OF COURSE landscaping can improve a home’s value. In fact, all of the studies into ROI (return on investment) put outdoor renovations ahead of kitchens and baths when it comes to resale value. Best spots outside to spend your reno dollars:
Curb Appeal reigns supreme!
You only get one chance to make a first impression and your front yard does just that. We also now know that over 50% of decisions to buy a home are made in the car parked out front.
Usable spaces like decks and patios are so important in markets that have elevated prices. Buyers can’t afford all of the indoor square footage with the raised prices, so they are having to settle for smaller homes. Having outdoor living spaces give a 2-3 season option that buyers are jumping on to meet their families needs.
Outdoor lighting in the front yard can make a huge difference. Buyers drive by homes after work! Make your home stand out by highlighting it’s best features with directional lighting.
When Carson Arthur isn’t in his home garden, you’ll find him at Carson’s Garden + Market. It’s located in Prince Edward County, near Wellington, Ontario. The store has unique pieces for the home. Be sure to check out the greenhouse while you’re there.