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4 Garden Additions That Add Value To Your Property

When people are doing home renovations, one of the first things that they think about is which additions will add value to their home. That’s sensible because you can offset some of the costs of home ownership and recoup the money you spend if you eventually decide to sell. So, why don’t people feel the same when they’re thinking about their garden and other outdoor spaces? Some people do, of course, but people don’t think about it anywhere near as much as the inside of their home. The garden is a major selling point for your home and if you are spending money on it, it’s an important consideration to make. If you’re thinking about making some changes to your outdoor space soon, here are some ideas that will add value and make the property easier (and faster!) to sell.*

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Decking
A good decking area is a big selling point because people like an area of the garden where they can relax and entertain guests. Splitting the garden by adding decking in one area and keeping grass and other plants in another will also make the space look bigger and feel more defined. For a great entertaining deck, that could also mean putting in some heaters for the winter and some outdoor fans to keep cool in the summer. You can get some great ones with rustic, primitive styling that marries well with the wooden decking so they don’t look out of place. Then just add some furniture and you’ve turned a blank patch of grass into a great area that potential buyers will love.

Sheds
People aren’t just looking for aesthetics when they’re viewing a house, they’re looking for practicality. That’s why a shed is such a great idea. If the only outdoor storage is the garage, that puts people off if they’re going to use it for their car. But if you add a shed for them to store tools and lawnmowers and other useful but unsightly household items, that’s always a plus. They’re cheap to put up and you can use the shed to keep your own home tidier inside. You could even consider putting a larger shed in with space for seating (and a ping pong or pool table, maybe?) that guests can use as an indoor/outdoor entertaining area. This idea has especially become popular in Los Angeles.

Security
Security is another big concern for potential buyers. Hopefully, you’ve already made sure that all of the doors and windows in the house are secure, but what about the garden? Burglars may attempt to enter through the garden and that might turn potential buyers away if the garden and outdoor spaces are not very secure. There are a lot of different ways that you can do this. High fences and properly secured gates are obvious, but you can also use plants. Put spiky, thorny plants along the walls and around the top of the fences to make it more difficult for people to climb in. You could also take out some of the larger trees so there isn’t too much cover for tresspassers to hide behind. And, last, but not least, a good security light goes a long way as well because it’ll act as a deterrent and alert you straight away if somebody does try to break in.

Tree Removal
Sometimes tree removal is necessary so you can add the improvements you want. Like, say, that brand new entertaining deck. If that’s the case, check tree service in Fort Pierce for expert garden maintenance.

Large Tree Removal Cost
Trees with an average height of 60 to 80 feet cost between $700 and $1,100 to remove. Examples of trees classified under the “Large” category include:

  • Zelkova, with an average height of 50 – 80 feet
  • Oak, which is 70 to 80 feet tall on average

Making the garden look nice and serve as a special and relaxing place for you is important  but if you’re spending the money on it, you should make sure that you’re doing these things and others to add safety and value to your home as well.

*This is a collaborative post.

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