As Realtors, you're aware of what typically adds value to a home and what doesn't! You walk the tightrope between personalizing your home to add more enjoyment, but not making something so specific your future pool of potential buyers turns into a mud puddle!
This year has been a big year for us in applying some of the lessons we've learned to the exterior of our own home.
Earlier this year we replaced all the deck railings from a wood style to coated aluminum and added pre-cut decorative top rails and pre-made post caps. Definitely a do it yourself type job within our capabilities. We also changed the color of our deck's stain at the same time. Perhaps not a case of adding significant value to the home, but the cosmetic appeal is significantly improved!
But for our next project, we definitely needed professional help! We hired a local company, Creech's Lawn and Landscape of Lebanon, Ohio after an extensive screening process through a number of possible contractors. We started with a grass patch between our large back deck and our smaller utility room entrance deck, and they've transformed the space into a remarkable flagstone patio with firepit.
Short of a little additional grading, landscaping and adding the steps back to the two decks, the project is complete! The work crew has been highly professional and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Creech's for anyone considering having some outdoor landscaping done! Overall, we think this project has added value to our home! Perhaps it might not be a dollar for dollar exchange, but close!
If you need help deciding what projects around your home would add value to your home, please don't hesitate to contact The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite! We'll be happy to help!
Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!
Liz and Bill