With the onset of spring comes the challenge of beautifying your outdoor living space. A seller knows that first impressions make a difference and this is one of the easiest ways to increase the probability of getting prospective buyers. Buyers are scoping out the neighborhoods, deciding, which neighborhoods look best. But they are not the only ones interested in curb appeal and aesthetics, Appraisal Districts and Appraisers are too and they are evaluating your neighborhood for market value. Whether you are in the market to sell, buy now or just feel contented to rent, people still judge the neighborhood and the people who live there. Property values do impact everyone.
Whether you choose to buy, sell, rent or stay put, the outdoor living space does make a big difference. It can significantly increase the value and benefit the owners and the environment.
Lantanas and Butterflies
UPDATING YOUR LANDSCAPING & OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
Updating your Outdoor Living Space & landscaping can be an excellent home improvement project. Unlike a home addition, you’re not knocking down walls, worrying about heat ducts and air conditioning vents, thinking about granite countertops, flooring, window treatment and you don’t have to worry about what colors are in and what colors are out. Landscaping should be easy on the eye, low maintenance and have something special, unique, beautiful and attractive for people, birds and butterflies!
In Texas, simple patios and backyards are being transformed with custom pavilions, arbors, outdoor kitchens, interlocking concreted blocks, high-end stone fireplaces, built-in outdoor refrigerators, kitchens with a grill island, ceiling fans and custom landscaping. A Texas barbeque is a great way to relax by yourself or to enjoy with family and friends.
When you plan for landscaping, keep scale in mind. While a jungle may sound exciting to kids, or to those who seek adventure, your home should feel welcoming. Larger shrubs and evergreens should be intended as a backdrop for other plants; not a standalone. Find out what native plants work best for your location and plant accordingly with a variety of texture, keeping plants trimmed and attractive.
Creating a strong first impression makes a statement and it shouldn’t cost a fortune. Remember, you’re dealing with outdoor elements so be sure to check with your local businesses that offer landscaping ideas. You can make the best of the seasons for many years to come while increasing the value and the benefits to your home and your lifestyle. Life is Good! Change the Outdoor Living Space & landscape; change your attitude!
©Patricia Feager 5/14/2013