Looking to increase the value of your property without having to invest a fortune? A part of your home or business that speaks volumes about your values and lifestyle, your outdoor space is an influential piece of property that can easily increase the value of your property by up to 20%.
“When people ask how they can get strong interest in their property, we always tell them to fix up their landscaping.” National Association of Realtors
A space that can increase the value of a property and speed up the buying process by as much as six weeks—your garden is one space you really want to get right before you put your property on the market. But where does one start? We’ve got 3 tips guaranteed to add at least 20% onto your asking price.
#1 Swop your lawn for a Zen Rock Garden with succulents
Unless you’ve turned your outdoor space into a mini-golf course, lawn serves very little purpose. While grass can look pretty and polished, it is high maintenance and can quickly become a nightmare to keep green, healthy and polished. Add value and style by removing your lawn and installing a Zen rock garden with aloes and succulents, complemented with a table and some chairs.
#2 Install an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area
Did you know that by installing an entertainment area, you can further, raise property value by another 12.4%? It’s no secret that South Africans love to entertain and if you’re looking to for a way to sweeten the deal, then forget your interior and focus on an outside entertainment area fitted with a braai area, gazebo and swimming pool.
#3 Increase value with fruit trees
Necessary for us to survive, trees do so much more than house birds and sway in the wind. Considered as one of the greatest investments a property owner can make, trees provide shade in the summer and heat in the winter. They also suck up excess water that runs off a property, they reduce carbon dioxide, they prevent soil erosion, and they protect properties against pollutants from entering waterways. On top of the above, they attract birds, provide fruits and nuts, and improve air quality.
Of all improvements to boost property value, landscaping is one that will definitely give you the largest return on your investment.