There are usually two reasons that people take on home improvement projects. Sometimes it is simply a matter of needing or wanting your home to look or work differently than it currently does. After all, it is your home, you should definitely enjoy it and be comfortable there. The other reason is when homeowners are considering putting it on the market. If this is the driving force behind your quest to improve your home, you’re going to want to look for projects with good ROI or return on investment. Basically what this comes down to is a comparison between how much a project costs versus how much it raises your property value and curb appeal (you want more value, less cost as much as possible). Here are some hardscaping projects that have really great ROI that you should consider taking on this season.
This is currently a hugely popular outdoor trend and one that offers amazing return on investment. Fully outfitted outdoor kitchens, with prep space, sinks, a fridge, and an area for eating can score you 100-200% ROI in some cases. Throw in a nice fire pit and you create the ultimate outdoor entertaining space.
Outdoor lighting is another important addition to homes. Lighting offers both aesthetic and functional value to your property, and you will often see an ROI of about 50%, depending on the lighting options you choose. Choose lighting that highlights features of your yard in interesting ways, as well as lighting that makes the space more usable and safe after the sun goes down.
A New Fence
Fences are a great landscaping project and also a valuable feature to add before you put the home on the market. Fences clearly delineate the property line so that there is no dispute over boundaries between new neighbors once the home sells. Fences also can be relatively cheap and easy to install (especially compared to other projects), so their ROI is very good.
A water feature is going to come in on the low end of the ROI spectrum, but it is a better investment than a pool. Part of this is because a pool is seen as a liability rather than a bonus by many buyers today, but it is also because water features, like koi ponds, lend a sense of calm and tranquility to the yard. In today’s world, people want more peace in their leisure areas, and this is a good way to achieve that.
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