As we head into the long days of summer, interest in improving our outdoor space increases. Natural element trends such as stone fireplaces, botanical gardens and ponds are some of the most popular current landscaping designs. But not all home improvements pay off or impact property value. Renovations that do not match the standards in the community are often considered excessive. To get the greatest return on your outdoor home renovations consider these tips:
1. Experts say adding a deck can create an impressive return on investment for Homeowners. “Buyers see a deck as a seamless transition from inside to out” says architect Jerry Levine.
2. The front of your house is the first thing people will see. Landscaping the front yard (before the back yard) is a worth while expense for the future sale of your home. Potential buyers form an opinion within eight seconds, adding attractive curb appeal will pay off.
3. Homes that have not been modified with energy efficiency in mind cost more to live in and maintain. Updating your doors and windows will change the quality of your home.