As a homeowner, you’ve probably envisioned adding a sweet swimming pool or a luxurious fire pit to your outdoor space. Even if not necessarily those amenities per se, a lot of people jump at the chance to remodel their backyards by adding new features or redesigning existing spaces. The thought of kicking back and relaxing in their own little piece of paradise is often motivation enough for many homeowners to invest in a backyard remodel.
Unfortunately, once they have calculated the costs, these same homeowners get discouraged and very rarely get past the planning stage. They don’t realize that a backyard remodel is actually worth the investment.
Here are four reasons why:
1. Increased Home Resale Value
A backyard remodel can seem very pricey at first—especially for homeowners who aren’t used to making such exorbitant ventures on their property. And while it’s true that your dream backyard can have quite the price tag attached to it, any improvement done to your home can instantly increase its resale value. More often than note, a large investment can lead to an equally large return on investment (ROI).
Those who invest in exterior remodeling can enjoy between 20 to 80 percent in returns. That’s a pretty significant sum, especially when you take into consideration the fact that the cost of your remodeling will be mitigated when you sell your home.
Landscaping is not just about adding decorations and beautiful plants. It can also offer a lot of functionality to your home. Many of the best landscape design tips describe the benefits of keeping your property partly secluded with the use of trees.
Also, large landscape plants work great as natural sound barriers—great additions if your home is prone to common neighborhood sounds like lawnmowers, pets, noisy children, traffic, and so on. Luxury landscape designers can turn your home into a beautiful oasis of peace with just a few well-chosen and strategically-placed plants.
For many homeowners, the entertainment factor alone makes investing in a backyard remodel worth it. A swimming pool, patio area, or fire pit are all excellent additions to your outdoor space. You can use them to entertain your family, friends, and other guests on days when the weather is nice and warm. Additionally, you can place an outdoor dining area where you can all gather around to eat delicious meals and socialize.
4. Improved Quality of Life
Landscaping is not solely for making your home look good. Would you believe that improving your surroundings also offers some awesome benefits for your health? Having a backyard remodel improves your quality of life through positive psychological impact.
For instance, studies have found that looking at plants can reduce blood pressure. Walking through a natural environment, even if you live in the middle of an urban area, can improve your memory and attention. It’s also been reported that individuals living in neighborhoods with green spaces have lower healthcare costs and stress levels.
The key to any successful backyard remodel is combining aesthetics with functionality. You should optimize the use of your outdoor space while making everything look easy on the eyes.
Planning to kick off this year with a backyard remodel? AJ’s Landscaping caters to all of your outdoor space remodeling needs. Feel free to contact us for more information.