Curb Appeal and Landscape Design

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Improving Curb Appeal – Landscape Design

When it comes to selling your home in South East Idaho, there are a full list of things that could make your home more marketable and attractive to home buyers. We all know that first impressions can make or break a relationship.

“First impressions are as important for houses as they are for people. If you are considering selling, good landscape design can add up to 20% of value to your home.” – Bob Vila

Landscape design is something that continually adds to the curb appeal of your home. Other improvements to you home become outdated, wear out, and deteriorate; where as landscaping becomes more beautiful as plants grow and mature.  Landscape design increases value to your home almost immediately and is sure to help with the resale. A 20% addition in value to your home is hard to beat, even with the remodel of a bathroom or kitchen, you would be crazy not to consider this option when listing your home.

Landscape Options

Landscape design encompasses much more than plants and grass; in addition to vegetation and beds, landscape design includes fences, walk paths, lighting, fire pits, water features, outdoor buildings, terraces, and decks.  Depending on your lot size, community features, and budget, you have a variety of options to choose from when considering to improve the curb appeal of your home through landscape design. Better Homes and Gardens suggests spending 5-10 percent of your home value on landscape design. A $10,000 – $25,000 investment on the curb appeal of your home can increase resale value of your home by $30,000 to $45,000.

Local Professionals

Don’t worry, leave it to the pros! Hiring a professional landscape design company will ensure that the curb appeal of your home is top notch and is designed correctly. There are many local professionals that have had years of experience in landscape design, contact them today!

Outback Landscapes

Merrill Quality Landscapes

Gallery

These local companies are trusted in the Idaho Falls area and are sure to help you improve the curb appeal of your home!

Getting Started

If you are thinking about putting your home up for sale within the next year there is no better time to assess and evaluate the curb appeal of your home. contact your realtor and get a Home Evaluation. Your real estate agent will advise you in what your home is worth and how much value adding landscape design to your home will add. After contacting your agent, schedule an evaluation with your local landscape professional. An investment in the curb appeal of your home will yield a great return on investment.

Landscape Trends and Ideas

Keeping up on the current trends of  local landscape design can be beneficial throughout the process of improving the curb appeal of your home. Go for a walk around your neighborhood to decide what you like and don’t like about the different designs. There are also many resources for getting landscape design ideas online.

Landscape Design Ideas

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Maintenance

Maybe when you purchased your home, it had great curb appeal and the landscaping was up to par. Over the years, deferred maintenance can cause an eye sore for your home and problems such as dry spots in your lawn, weed infested beds, settling paver paths, over grown vegetation, and more. You can get your beautiful landscape back! Maintenance such as weeding, ,trimming, tuning up your sprinkler system, straightening pathways, and adding fresh mulch to your beds can make a huge impact on the curb appeal of your home. Once you have the beautiful yard maintaining it makes all the difference!

Be sure to not overlook the importance of curb appeal through landscape design when planning to list your home!

Please contact me with any questions you have regarding real estate.

Posted in Real Estate Tips, Seller Tips

Friday Aug 17 11:33 am

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