6 EASY WAYS to add value to your home, part 2


What kinds of upgrades can make your outdoor living spaces, and thus, your whole home, more appealing? Start with the basics! Whether buying, selling or staying here are some tips.

  1. When fixing up your outdoor areas, don’t just consider how the landscape looks from a curb appeal perspective, but also how the layout appeals to someone standing inside your home and looking out. Look out of your home’s windows and decide on lovely garden vignettes, such as clusters of colorful potted plants. Arrange these within the window’s line of sight to draw the eye to a tempting view.
  2. Simple tasks like keeping walkways swept and power-washed, razor-sharp edges on lawns and neatly trimmed borders create a cared-for appearance without costing you an arm and a leg.
  3. Creating a garden that increases the value of your home takes meticulous planning. Short on ideas, time, and money? Go easy on yourself and contact a landscape designer who can help you create a prioritized list of options that will increase the overall appeal of your home. A good landscape designer will work within your budget and give you pointers for getting the biggest return on your investment.

Last spring, I planted Salvia, Geum, and Agapanthus plants in my own garden. Whether or not their beauty contributes to a higher selling price for my home, their joyful appearance makes me happy all summer long, which is priceless to me.

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