Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, you may be planning to spend more time out in your yard. If you haven’t been out there for a while, you may notice that it could use some attention, perhaps an upgrade or a complete overhaul.
If you’re not sure where to begin, you might be interested in a few ideas from other homeowners. A recent survey showed that in addition to building and/or upgrading new structures, many homeowners are choosing these and other projects:
- Plant beds
If you’re looking for other home remodeling ideas, have you considered expanding your outdoor living spaces with a porch or deck? Add a comfortable seating area, and you will be able to relax outdoors and have a revitalized space to entertain family and friends.
What about creating or extending a patio area? Since there are so many unique patio design ideas, you may be interested in tile or natural rock pavers along with raised beds or other types of landscaping. A fire pit or hot tub would also be a nice addition here. So, too, would fruit-bearing shady trees.
Whether you are interested in small renovation projects or something more substantial, remodeling tends to increase the value of your home. You may be interested to know that approximately 1/3 of the houses that sold In 2014 had both porches and patios. If you’re planning to sell in the near future so you can build your dream home, adding these features may help it to sell faster and for a higher price.
When surveyed, 97% of real estate agents recommended landscaping to improve a home’s appearance and value. They indicated that landscaping can bring a potential return on investment of 215%, which is a substantial amount.
Once your outdoor spaces are upgraded, chances are you will want to spend even more time outside. Whether you plan to enjoy relaxing, gardening, or entertaining, your experience will be enhanced by beautiful surroundings.
A Harris Poll survey for the National Association of Landscape Professionals found that 75% of people in the United States feel being outside in their yards is important. When you consult with a home improvement contractor, they will be able to provide you with other backyard remodeling ideas. After attending to your surrounding grounds, you may want to consider other home remodeling projects as your kitchen or ensuite bathroom.